Archive for the 'General poker strategy' Category

Microcosm of MicroStakes Poker

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

After Black Friday I pulled out most of my bankroll on PokerStars. I left myself with an bankroll there of just over $200. With that money I’ve decided to play 4-5 tables of $25nl full ring until I can grind that back up to $500 and sit at $50 tables again. The following hand came […]

When should you be all in preflop with AK?

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

How often do you want to get all in preflop with AK? Take a look at how AK stands up against some hand ranges. The percentage is on the left, then the specific pocket cards that are make up that range. The columns on the right looks at how that range compares with AK and […]

What keeps losing poker players coming back?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

What keeps bad players coming back? Or, losing players in general. Why do they keep trying? Why do they keep playing? Why do they keep depositing/buying in? I think that there are many factors. Some factors overlap and often more than one will be in play for a specific person at any given time. Fun […]

Discipline, the god of poker

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

What’s the biggest single factor that separates the winning poker players from the losers? I postulate that the key difference is discipline. Not knowledge, not understanding odds, not experience, not personality; discipline. Some knowledge and experience are mandatory to be sure but the one key difference between a winning player and a losing player is […]

Using Rush Poker to develop discipline?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

I’ve been running badly recently. This always starts to show at one site/one buyin level and then tends to spread with me to other sites and other buyin levels. It’s represented by hands like JJ, betting the low flop and turn after being checked to, but getting check/shoved on the turn by an 80bb stack. […]

Idiot chat at the poker table

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Normally I ignore most chat at the poker table, unless I’m playing with friends. I always leave the chat on though as sometimes I can learn useful information.   But sometimes it can be really annoying. This situation I couldn’t find good tables at $100 or $50 so I went to $25nl where there were […]

It’s just luck

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

What gives you a kick when you play poker? What are the situations that you really enjoy about playing the game?  Common answers: winning a big pot, making a big bluff, calling a big bluff with your reads, encouraging a maniac to give you his entire stack. I ran across a player in the 2+2 […]

Fighting harder at the poker table

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

You’re one of the better basketball/hockey/soccer players in your city league. You get a break and have one man to beat. One on one you know you can come up with a way to beat the guy in front of you 95% of the time. You think that he’s not awful, so you press a […]