As almost all poker players know these days, position is key to gaining information from your opponent. The more information you have when the action comes to you, the better your decision making should be, and, in turn, the better your results should be. Paul Zimbler explains.
While in Vegas for this WSOP, I’ve studied the various types of bust-outs there are, from the crazy outbursts to the reserved introspection. Playing in one of the WSOP $1k NLHE tournaments is an education in itself. The phrase “dropping like flies” is an understatement. About once a minute some forlorn looking figure shuffles past your table to the rail, manically typing away on their iPhone.
Towards the end of October 2009, a mysterious force of nature known as Isildur1 ambushed the high stakes tables at Full Tilt, scattering the regs in his wake. His target seemed to be durrrr whom he proceeded to demolish in a matter of days, taking $5 million from the then undisputed king of heads up NLH and leaving the online poker community in shock. Isildur1’s style was hyper-aggressive.
This is the fourth part of a coaching series featuring Bluefirepoker coach Alan Jackson, the purpose of which is to create a roadmap that gives amateur poker players the greatest chance for success when trying to take their games to the next level. In this latest installment we look at the 3-bet.
Bluff looks at the book that inspired The Sting, and asks, ‘Can a cheat ever be honourable?’