This is a tournament and you are close to the money or maybe even in the money – it shouldn’t matter. Even though players play differently when they are close to the money because they are afraid of going out, you shouldn’t.
“I’ve never been very good at poker tips,” declares Ross Boatman, “but the way I see it, there are two schools of thought. There’s the Ram Vaswani school of thought. If you play like Ram Vaswani, you’ll win the world in a day. But if you play like Joe Beevers, you’ll never go skint. The rest is up to you.”
By Alex 'Pickleman' Rousso
One situation every tournament player finds himself in often is the decision to shove or not with a marginal hand when down to a stack of between five and eight Ms.
By Lee Davy
This is the fifth part of a coaching series featuring Blue Fire Poker’s Alan Jackson. The goal of the series it to create a roadmap that allows amateur poker players to take their games to the next level. In this latest installment, we look at the continuation bet.
By Paul Jackson
I was really looking forward to going back to Slovenia for the D4 Events Mediterranean Deep Stack in the lovely Portoroz area of Slovenia. The tournament structure is superb, as is always the case with the D4 Deep Stacks, and this time I had with me a 20-odd player team of Bankrollsupply players, and also a couple of qualifiers who had won seats in the free-to-enter satellites on Poker Encore.
Remember the high stakes games on Full Tilt? Will we ever see their like again? Probably not. These were the glory days of high stakes of online poker. For just three crazy months towards the end of 2009 pots at the highest level of PLO were regularly reaching the $300k. In fact, the top five biggest pots all occurred within one week of each other, all PLO $500-$1000, and featured just three players.
Brace-ament: n. Bracelet event which is essentially a crapshoot with an edge. The large field $1k and $1.5k WSOP events. Derived from the words “bracelet” and “donkament”.
If you think there’s a strong chance your opponent will call you, always try to get the absolute maximum out of him. In a tournament, chips are power and you need to keep building. Paul Zimbler takes us to value town.
The last couple of years have been great ones for the Brits at the World Series of Poker. In fact all that's been missing has been a victory in the Main Event. 22-year-old Sam Holden could be on course to change that though.