It was a perfect Saturday night for a bridge raising – velvety black sky, warm spring temperatures, and no wind. Bright orange and white barrels, backed up by the flashing blue lights of police vehicles, punctuated the area now occupied by a 150 ton crane in the middle of Arlington […]
If you’re playing small ball poker, you’ll be entering a lot of pots, and in most of them, you’ll be coming in for a 2 ½ times the big blind raise.
A common mistake made by amateurs is that they often get involved in big pots with marginal hands when they’re out of position.
Defending your big blind isn’t easy. You’ll be out of position for the entire hand unless the raise comes from the player in the small blind.
No matter what poker book you read or poker show you watch, the topic of position will invariably be discussed and its importance stressed.
It’s common for beginners to set themselves up for disaster by misplaying hands before the flop. Then, they complain about their bad luck when they lose.
There are many different opinions regarding the best way to play small pairs from early position.
In tournament play, the best players in the world usually won’t reraise a bet before the flop. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain situations where it’s appropriate to do just that.
There is a different atmosphere at the J.E.B. Stuart High School practice field this summer – a new coach has stepped in, the losing mentality that has plagued the Varsity football team for the past few years seems to be gone and the team has gotten bigger, faster and stronger.
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.