Once you have worked out an opponent’s range, using software tools or otherwise, you will then need to calculate the probability of them holding a specific hand or type of hand, such as a flush draw, one pair, etc. This can be useful pre-flop and post-flop but as more variables are added, it takes longer to calculate so it’s recommended that you familiarise yourself with using combinatorics while reviewing past hands.
What is it that separates the best players in the world from the rest of us? You may be inclined to answer that it is their technical knowledge of the game and their fundamental skill sets that are practiced and honed over time to near perfection.
Playing mid to low pocket pairs in early position can be sticky situation, especially when you’re playing 15 to 20 big blinds in the middle to late stages of a tournament. Here's Paul Zimbler on how to play them profitably.
Last month I looked at how to get rich playing poker. I considered there to be two ways: 1) the Joey Knish way – of grinding, day in day out, until you’ve made enough to call yourself rich; or 2) the easy way.
Online phenom Daniel Cates discusses his rollercoaster year and his relocation to the UK.