Wise Guys Results (20th – 26th June)

June 27, 2011 by  
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WISE GUYS, Exclusive to 32Red Poker

WISE GUYS, Exclusive to 32Red Poker

Win at the 32Red Poker cash tables and you may qualify for even more cash rewards with our Wise Guys weekly leaderboards. Yes, we reward our biggest winners at 32Red Poker and we reward them well, with over $1,000 in prizes every week!

Congratulations to last week’s prize winners…

32Red’s Wise Guys

Last week's Wise Guys at 32Red Poker

Last week's Wise Guys at 32Red Poker

32Red Poker rewards loyalty, and winners – so if you’re a winning player, don’t be shy and try out our Wise Guys weekly competition. Have fun at the tables and good luck this week!


Friday the 13th on 32Red Poker

May 10, 2011 by  
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€50 Bloodbath Freeroll

Tournament Details
Date & Time Friday 13th May at 21:15
100% Free Buyin Free
Chips/Blinds 600 starting chips, 6 minute levels, 6 seat tables
Details No Limit Texas Hold’em, Freezeout
Guaranteed Prize Pool €50

Password: bloodbath

 

€150 SURVIVOR FREEROLL

Join us this Friday the 13th at 10pm (UK time) for a €150 Survivor Freeroll, courtesy of 32Red Poker.

Simply play 1 raked hand in May on any of our cash-games before signing up.

Tournament Details
Date & Time Friday 13th May at 22:00
Entry Requirement 1 Raked Hand in May
Chips/Blinds 1000 starting chips, 6 minute levels (see ‘extra starting chips’, below)
Details No Limit Texas Hold’em, Survivor, Freezeout
Guaranteed Prize Pool €150

Get a head start…

Want an edge over your oponents?  Start the tournament with a bigger chip-stack!

Extra Starting Chips
Raked Hands Additional Chips
25 +750 Chips
50 +750 Chips
100 +750 Chips

Note! You can earn 1 raked hand anytime in May to gain entry to this Freeroll.  However, additional chips will only be issued on raked hands played in the final 24 hours prior to 30 minutes before the start of the tournament on Friday 13th May.  To check your raked hands launch the 32Red Poker lobby and select My Account > View My Raked Hands.

How do you play KQ suited?

May 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Angus Dunnington, News, Poker School

Inspired by the recent wedding of England’s future king, Will, and the lovely Kate, I got to thinking about how NL players treat KQ suited pre-flop. As is often the case it’s different strokes for different folks, and even then situational factors have varying impacts on the decision making process with this often awkward starting hand.

Incidentally, note that here we’re dealing with KQs rather than KQo, mainly because the former has more than a 2% edge over the latter.

Some players, particularly those who can be passive, tend to limp with this kind of hand and hope to be able to cheaply draw on relevant flops. Aggressive players, on the other hand, prefer to immediately move up a gear or two pre-flop with a raise, and like nothing better than to semi-bluff raise juicy draws on the flop.

Of course this or that play has pros and cons, and we should also keep in mind the implications of position and any earlier action. For example, we might limp in early position when first to enter the pot in order to see a multi-way flop. One advantage of this is gaining valuable information by flushing out raising hands such as AQ (which typically call a raise). But when first to enter the pot in late position we can raise (and make a subsequent continuation bet). Despite KQs doing fine in multi-way pots it is a good idea to make a decent sized raise in late position against several limpers to force out any speculative hands and to gain value and fully exploit position.

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Meanwhile, apart from KQs arming us well in position against a raiser (as well as making an actual winning hand we can use the information to steal), it is also a good holding with which to mix up our game with the occasional re-raise. Those (loose) players aware that we are playing tight might well give us credit and fold, while others who initially call are likely to give up against a pre-flop re-raiser’s post-flop aggression unless they flop big. We stand to take down big pots against AK on a flop such as KQX (or the dream AJT), and incorporating this play into our game increases the times we get paid off when re-raising with AA and KK.

Good luck at the tables!

AngusD

Wise Guys Results (14th – 20th Feb)

February 21, 2011 by  
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WISE GUYS, Exclusive to 32Red Poker

WISE GUYS, Exclusive to 32Red Poker

Win at the 32Red Poker cash tables and you may qualify for even more cash rewards with our Wise Guys weekly leaderboards. Yes, we reward our biggest winners at 32Red Poker and we reward them well, with over $1,000 in prizes every week!

Congratulations to last week’s prize winners…

32Red’s Wise Guys

Last week's WISE GUYS at 32Red Poker

Last week's WISE GUYS at 32Red Poker

32Red Poker rewards loyalty, and winners – so if you’re a winning player, don’t be shy and try out our Wise Guys weekly competition. Have fun at the tables and good luck this week!

Wise Guys Results (7th – 13th Feb)

February 14, 2011 by  
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WISE GUYS, Exclusive to 32Red Poker

WISE GUYS, Exclusive to 32Red Poker

Win at the 32Red Poker cash tables and you may qualify for even more cash rewards with our Wise Guys weekly leaderboards. Yes, we reward our biggest winners at 32Red Poker and we reward them well, with over $1,000 in prizes every week!

Congratulations to last week’s prize winners…

32Red’s Wise Guys

Last week's Wise Guys at 32Red Poker

Last week's Wise Guys at 32Red Poker

32Red Poker rewards loyalty, and winners – so if you’re a winning player, don’t be shy and try out our Wise Guys weekly competition. Have fun at the tables and good luck this week!

Heads-Up Fun with your Redbacks!

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32Red's Poker School Blog

I mentioned a while ago that 32Red Poker now gives you more ways to use your Redbacks (RB). Remember that you earn Redbacks while you play, whether it’s on cash tables, in a sit & go tournament or scheduled multi-table tournaments. Quite simply, for every $1 you generate in rake or tournament fees, 32Red rewards you with 10 Redbacks and, as well as being able to use them for 32Red Poker’s multi-table tournament buy-ins, you can now play for ‘free’ in the Sit & Go section too (watch out for ‘RB’ next to the buy-in info).

I recommend the exciting world of Heads-Up tournaments. In fact there’s such a good selection on offer it’s worth taking the time to see which particular format suits you best. For example you can choose from a simple €5+0.50 HU match-up – which will cost you around 750 Redbacks – to win the €10 prize, start another one, and so on, or for the same RB750 outlay enter a 4-player HU winner-take-all tournament, win the same two matches and instead pocket €20 for 1st place. And if this challenge seems doable, then there are 8-player HU tournaments with a 70%-30% split for the two finalists. This means that winning the first two matches guarantees you a minimum payout of €12, and a €28 return for your RB750 if you win the final! Note that buy-ins go up to €10+1, while 8-player tournaments are available for €1+0.20/RB163 and you can play 1-on-1 HU for as little as $0.10+0.01 or 11 Redbacks!

As well as deciding between the number of players you must also choose between so-called Normal, Super-Turbo and Extreme formats. These are quite different in terms of blind levels and thinking time, so it is important that you find what’s right for your game. Normal HU means 8-minute blind levels, 25 seconds response time and a 60 second time bank, while in a Super Turbo you get 5 minutes, 20 seconds and 45 seconds respectively. Extreme lives up to its name with 2-minute blinds, only 15 seconds to make your decision and a 30-second time bank – considering that (with starting stacks of 1500 chips) in this case after 10 minutes the blinds will already be up to 100/200 whereas in the Normal format you’d be only a quarter way through the 15/30 level, the conditions can be drastically different.

Whichever you play in, remember that in these tournaments it is imperative you adhere to the age-old sporting golden rule of taking the matches one at a time. And remember, too, that it’s great fun!

Good luck at the tables!

AngusD