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Post-flop connections

Aggressive play is often rewarded in poker, and this is especially true when you’re playing with non-premium hands like suited connectors. When you raise with your big draw, you have two ways to win the hand. Your opponent can fold, or you can hit your draw. If you call, there’s only one way to win: […]

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Post-flop punishment

TJ Cloutier famously once used the phrase ‘no set, no bet’. But while this is certainly a safe way to play a small pocket pair, I’d argue it’s not the most profitable. Just because you haven’t hit your hand, don’t always be quick to throw it away. If you’re the pre-flop aggressor and have been called, […]

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The 7 deadly sins of poker

Lust 1. Raising marginal hands in early position On the surface, this appears to be a beginner’s mistake, but time and time again I see experienced players raising with marginal hands in early position. How many times do you get a hand like A-J or K-Q suited under the gun and think to yourself ‘oh […]

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Jacks in the box

Last time we examined the inherent strengths and weaknesses of a pair of Jacks by taking a detailed look at the maths. What we discovered was just how flopdependent this hand really is. Now it’s time to put what we learnt into practice and explore the best way to play those fishhooks in tournaments and […]

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Free Spins or Bonus Spins? We Seek The Truth

If you’ve ever had so much as a flutter at an online bingo or slots site, you’ll more likely than not have witnessed the words ‘Free Money’ in some form of dazzling banner or advertisement. In this post, we look in close detail at these two seemingly similar, but fundamentally different deals. Free Spins are […]

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4 Different Types of Casino Bonus

The world of online casinos can appear difficult to follow or risky to the new player. Once you’ve decided which platform to gamble on and for how much, you want to think about bonuses. Fortunately, casino bonuses are quite simple and straight forward. Even better, most online casinos offer bonuses for simply registering. In this […]

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3 Easy Poker Tips For Low Stakes

In order to beat the low stakes poker games in 2021, you need to do a few more things than you used to. A decade ago, you could play blindfolded and beat the average low stakes game. This isn’t the case anymore due to the calibre being higher. This wasn’t helped by the banning of […]

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Online Casino Banking

One of the most important factors in the world of online gambling is the variety factor – online casinos know that gamblers like to have choices. For some players this plethora of choices raises the confusion level, but for most players the availability of choices is a big plus. The ability to choose exists in […]

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Short-stack shoves

FOOLS RUSH IN I was recently playing in a $100 tournament where there were 187 runners left from a field of around 1,200. The last 100 got paid. I had a stack of 3,250 (slightly below average) and blinds were at 400/800. I picked up K♣-4♠ on the button. The small blind had 7,500; the big […]

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The Effects of Poker Chips on the Mind

Here’s the scenario: You’re sitting at a $5/$10 no-limit game of Texas Hold-em at your local casino. You walked in with $500 and bought several stacks of chips. Now, you’re up to $1000 because you’ve been playing well. You want to leave with at least as much as you came in with. The cards have […]