Sit & Go Strategy: Changing Gears – Be the Bully

While even one-table Sit & Go tournaments have a multi-table flavour, a key difference is that we’re effectively being fast-forwarded straight into final table mode as soon as we sit down. Thanks to the more rapidly increasing blind levels than we experience during the much, much longer course of a MTT, much of the strategy specific to S&G poker is related to both the blinds and the limited number of prizes. (more…)

No Limit Poker: Heads Up Fun

Poker, of course, is a rich, complex game that comes in many guises and formats. We all have a particular favourite ‘perfect’ poker game which, ideally, we both feel comfortable with and can achieve a level of success from. The potential problem with this, like all manner of favourite things, Read more…

No Limit: The Probe Bet

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. On the (virtual) poker baize, it would be ideal to be able to see everything but, of course, this isn’t possible and information is limited. While much of the game is based on experienced guesswork (indeed second-guessing opponents is Read more…

The Legacy of Online Poker

In the early days of online poker, purists with a vast experience of bricks & mortar poker looked down on the new format as the poor relative of their crucially visual game. The argument was that the facility to read players – an element of the battle of wits upon Read more…

Heads Up Sit & Go Strategy

While Sit & Go tournaments offer an exciting, one-table competitive experience that don’t take too much time (meaning we can play a number of them in one session), it’s possible to step up a gear or three for the even more thrilling ride of the heads up S&G. These differ Read more…

No Limit: The semi-bluff

The problem with bluffing, of course, is when we keep getting called. Combined blows to the bankroll, ego and table image are far from pleasant, and what often happens is that because we continue to see our strategy fail we decide to stop bluffing altogether, instead putting money into the Read more…