Poker is a game of strategy and counter strategy. Once some bright spark had invented the continuation bet as a license to print money, it became necessary to develop the float to shut the bastard down. Floating is calling the flop in position in with the intention of taking it away on the turn. Sounds pretty fancy, but risky too. What are the ideal conditions to float a flop? As we were hanging around the bar at the WPT Vienna and Bratislava recently, we decided to ask the pros.
believe he is beat. Bluff Poker Academy tutor Paul Zimbler assesses the importance of image to getting a big bluff through.
For a long time the phrase online qualifier was a synonym for bad player. These days, the very best pros in the business use the satellite system to qualify for the big buy-in events in order to keep their costs down. But how do they do it? What’s the secret? Let’s ask them.
When Bluefirepoker coach Alan Jackson took on the challenge of turning me into a winning 6-max online cash game player, he needed to know what he was dealing with.
A question I get asked a lot is, how much can pro players make playing live? At this time of year, many players heading off to the WSOP are looking to play in the live arena for a month when their day job is grinding online. Especially after Black Friday, live poker is more likely now to become their day job.
Jesse May meets Jake Cody and Matt Perrins and spends some time on “The Pokerfarm”, the support network at the centre of British WSOP glory.