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Components of Range Advantage

It’s becoming increasingly common to justify decisions at the poker table by commenting on subtle range-vs-range interactions. “This board favours my range, so therefore I should bet”. This is despite the fact that the majority…

Donk betting techniques without being a donk

I am not sure where the old donk betting bet took its name from. Means fool in Australian slang but most likely it borrowed its name from the known animal (donkey), member of the horse family. In poker terminology “donk” is a bad player…

The Mental Game: Why Poker Psychology Is So Important in 2018

In the seven years since Black Friday turned the online poker community upside down, the games have evolved into an incredibly tough environment. No longer can we expect to just bet for value and hero fold our way into a healthy win rate at…

Playing in 4bet Pots

Many players struggle with finding the best line in 4bet pots. There are a few obvious reasons for this. 1. They have never specifically analysed strategy for 4bet pots. 2. They have spent a decent chunk of their career avoiding 4bet pots…

Dealing with Preflop 4bets

It’s become the fashion to adopt 3bet-heavy strategies. Many regs have no cold-calling range from the SB, and some of the newer generation regs are now also playing 3bet-only in CO/MP. We are not here to comment on the effectiveness of these…

Frying Fish Faster

We’d all love to think of ourselves as the best reg at our respective limits. Perhaps we are working on our game every day, progressing closer to such a goal. It’s important however, to retain a healthy idea regarding where our winrate…

How to Spot a Cheat in Live Poker

Nefarious Dealings There are plenty of extralegal ways a player can cadge himself an edge in a poker game. Some of these aren’t exactly cheating, like not declaring when you’ve seen a players hand by accident, faking a call with an empty…

60-Minute Master: NL 6-Max Part 8, Continuation Betting

Although continuation betting (c-betting or cbet) is a basic poker concept, it has evolved significantly over the time and there are numerous intermediate and advanced concepts that you need to be aware of in today's games. C-betting is considered…

60-Minute Master: PLO Part 10, Blockers

When there are ‘obvious’ draws on the community card board in PLO – and you have the key cards required to complete them – there is the potential for a profitable bluffing opportunity. However, the loose and wild nature of online Omaha…

60-Minute Master: NL 6-Max Part 6, Common Preflop Leaks

Preflop is widely known as the easiest street to play in Hold'em. However, many players mistakenly assume that preflop decisions are super trivial, which is definitely not the case. This can lead to various preflop mistakes, some of which I'll…