Dangers of Drawing on the Flop

Potentially pot-winning draws on the flop provide some of the most exciting, tense situations in No Limit poker. Decent looking odds and the prospect of a big payout should we hit against an opponent we will be ahead of when the chips hit the virtual felt tend to make flush Read more…

Stealing Pots (It might as well be you)

Human nature is a fascinating thing, and poker is full of it. Intuition, habit, how we perceive both ourselves and others, projection, interpretation, wishful thinking, caution and countless other thoughts/thought processes and emotions play their part (often collectively) at some point or other. What makes the game so rich is Read more…

The Transparency of the Minimum Raise…

No Limit Hold’em is so-called for a reason – unlike Limit poker, where our betting choices are defined by the limit put on how much we can add to the pot at each betting juncture, NL affords us literally unlimited flexibility.

However, when presented with such an abundance of choice we are also given the opportunity to make mistakes, and the minimum raise is one such fundamental part of the NL game that in some respects – for the vast majority of players – is best avoided altogether.

Let’s see why… (more…)

Poker: Finding your path 2

I, like most players, sampled what was on offer and plumped for Hold’em. However, here, too, we are faced with further choices in our quest for the right fit, namely the completely different animals of Limit and No Limit, and not forgetting their potentially troublesome relative Pot Limit (personally, this Read more…