In October 2015 PartyPoker issued further restrictions on the use of third party software such as HUDs, in a move to try and "level the playing field". PokerStars quickly followed suit and implemented tighter rules on the use of software as well, announcing further changes to be made in 2016.
These changes will shake up the world of online poker yet again. What will the effect of these changes be? Should online grinders be worried or will it bring new opportunities?
Check-raising as a bluff is a powerful weapon to use when you're out of position.
This move seems to be getting more popular, so you also need to know how to defend against it. In this video I discuss a hand where I'm facing a check-raise, which I suspect is a bluff.
Bluff catching is a powerful move that can be very profitable if you know how and when to do it.
Bluff catching is particularly profitable in low stakes games where you'll find many loose-aggressive opponents with high bluffing frequencies.
Picking the right spots for bluff catching, however, is not easy. In this post, we'll take a look at the principles that can help you decide whether to call or fold when you think your opponent could be bluffing.Continue reading
Not sure what beats what in poker?
Check the poker hand rankings chart below for a list of all poker hands, ranked from best to worst.
Poker hand rankings are one of the very first things you should learn if you want to start playing poker.
Make sure you know the poker hand rankings chart by heart so you always know what beats what!
If I had a nickel for every time I read about the importance of position in poker, I would be rich.
Perhaps all those nickels would even exceed my total poker winnings. Well, maybe not. But the point stands: position is talked about a LOT in poker.
Why is position so important in poker? And how can you best use it to your advantage? Let's dive right in and find out what position in poker is really about.