You may think that I am obsessed with size, having talked about it in relation to MTTs last month. However, this month we will be looking at cash game bet-sizing, and in particular six-max NLH.
Poker is the only sport in the world where you can actually masquerade as world class while being a bit – well – crap, at least for a short amount of time. Imagine trying that in the Premiership! You’d stand out like Sebastien Squillaci. In poker, though, while the good players will have figured you pretty quickly, with the right amount of cunning, hubris and good-old fashioned self-delusion, you can convince the rest of us (and yourself) that you’re a star. Here’s our simple guide…
A number of times I’ve wanted to write about the “long run” in poker. Each time I try to articulate the concept, and especially poker players’ general lack of appreciation of it, a clunky phrase comes out. I’ve said things like “the long run is longer than you think” and “variance in some forms of poker is higher than in others”.
We all have our own way of playing multi-table tournaments (MTTs) and hardly anyone agrees on the strategy from start to finish. Whether it’s trying to get chips early by playing every hand or sitting pretty and waiting for monsters before investing any chips, there are numerous ways the pros will tell you to play to improve your results.
"I’ve never won a live tournament, so it would be nice to get that monkey off my back, and obviously extra nice it if came with a bracelet. I don’t care what the event is to be honest, I’ll take anything really."