Ivey Poker Acquires Leggo Poker in Continue Push for Poker-Training Ascendancy

The logo-stuffed image on the right says it all: The brand new Ivey Poker training site is continued its hyper-aggressive expansion by signing yet another fleet of instructors, this time the entire staff of Leggo Poker — lock, stock and barrel. http://www.kickasspoker.com/poker-strategy/training-schools/ offers other training schools to check out The acquisition of Leggo …

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Misunderstanding ‘Run It Twice’

  Making your move, then running it twice?  A recent thread on 2+2 indicates that a lot of poker players misunderstand the concept.  Running it twice, meaning to have two sets of the remaining community cards dealt face up after two players are all in, is one of those new fads that’s gained …

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Book Review: Reading Poker Tells, by Zachary Elwood

A couple of weeks ago, I received a copy of the new book Reading Poker Tells, by Portland, OR author and poker player Zachary Elwood.  This book joins a small, specialty pantheon of poker works dedicated to tells and the like, what we can consider the “soft sciences” of poker, and it’s a welcome addition …

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Poker Skills Win Penny Auctions

Not long ago we sent out an email to our subscribers introducing them to Penny Auctions. I guess it really struck a nerve with a lot of people. We received a flurry of emails… “What the hell is a penny auction and how do they sell items for so cheap?” “Did you really …

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Common Texas Holdem Mistakes

Having a solid starting hand foundation and the skills needed be a competitive player probably rank at the top in terms of the most important things you can do for your Texas hold’em game. There are however, other ways to tackle the problems you might be having in your game. Rather than focusing …

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Thoughts on No Limit Tournament Play

It’s probably not time sensitive to talk about the “poker boom” or the “poker explosion” anymore. The hard truth is that poker has grown exponentially over the past ten years, so despite the fact that various poker old timers and Industry stalwarts are shaking in their boots over the new infusion of young …

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Trips Not as Good as A Set

A common error I see rookie (and veteran) players make all the time is over valuing trips on a draw heavy board and especially failing to see the difference in hand strength between trips and a set. The best way will be to show an example. Hand 1: Flopping Trips In the big …

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How To Play Small Pocket Pairs Pre-flop

Sitting in a late position and carrying pocket aces into the flop is a great opportunity to not only steal blinds, but also to draw others into the pot. Big pairs make the pre-flop action easy to toy with. However, playing small pairs pre-flop isn’t nearly as simple, even if you have position …

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How To Steal Blinds In Texas Holdem

Stealing blinds is one of the core fundamentals of playing texas holdem. In loose games with a full table, the blinds won’t matter much. It’s far easier to make money by playing tight and waiting for a strong hand before going after the pot into the flop. But, if you’re in a shorthanded …

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3 Steps To Mastering Your Freeroll Poker Tournament Strategy

There are two advantages to playing in freeroll tournaments. First, there’s no entry fee. Second, it’s a great opportunity to cut your teeth and develop your poker chops without springing any cash. Having said that, you still need to know what you’re doing. After all, your time is worth something and there’s prize …

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