No matter what poker book you read or poker show you watch, the topic of position will invariably be discussed and its importance stressed.
You probably know by now that I’m a proponent of small ball poker. It’s a technique that allows you to play more hands while limiting your risk.
Some of the best poker advice I ever received came from someone who didn’t even play the game.
It’s in the late stages of a tournament when the men are separated from the boys.
There are many different opinions regarding the best way to play small pairs from early position.
Regular readers of this column know that I am a proponent of small ball poker which is characterized by low pre-flop raises and restrained betting on the flop.
There’s been a lot of online chatter about a monster fold recently made by former WSOP Main Event champion Joe Hachem. Some even consider Hachem’s play to be one of the worst laydowns in poker history.
The squeeze play has been around poker for a long time but I’ve seen many more players using it in recent years. What is the squeeze play? Well, it goes something like this.
You need to make adjustments to your game when switching between cash games and tournaments. One important adjustment relates to blind stealing – making a pre-flop raise with the intention of winning the blinds by inducing players in the blinds to fold.
Playing correctly from the small blind can be frustrating and confusing.