Archive for the 'Poker theory' Category

Hand Review: $25 full ring

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Post-Black Friday I’m trying to grind up my bankroll on PokerStars again after cashing down to $200. Most of my play has been at $25nl full ring. I’ve actually included two hands here because the first hand weighs heavily into my actions in the second hand. In this first hand I open from the button […]

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 […]

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. […]

Why bet/raise? Why call?

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Why do we bet, or raise, or call? You are in the cutoff, one to the right of the dealer position. You are dealt AJ. Everyone folds to you. You raise. Why? Because you’re supposed to? Say that you dutifully raise and the player in the big blind calls. The flop comes Q52 and the […]

Continuation bet success rate?

Monday, January 24th, 2011

How often does my continuation bet on the flop need to be successful for it to be worthwhile? This is basic and important information, but I had forgotten how the calculation works. It seemed like a good time to review. ~ I was looking at some recent $10nl FR Rush poker stats in my tracker […]

Top poker hand ranges, by percentage

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

If a player opens 2% of all hands preflop from early position, what does that look like? Or if he opens 5% from early position, what does that mean? Here’s the top hands, and what percentage that represents. For every pair, there are 6 possible hands. For every suited hole cards, there are only 4 […]

Bluff, or spew?

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Just something to point out, taken from an online discussion. Theoretical hand posted for $400nl 6 max.  Button is competent $400nl player. SB posts $2 BB post $4 Dealt to Hero JT UTG folds Hero raises to $12 BT calls $12 SB folds BB folds FLOP: ($30) 727 Hero bets $24, BT calls $24 TURN: […]