Free Poker Strategy Articles
by Andrew Brokos | Published: Jun 11, '12
I’ve just published two new poker strategy articles, both of which are available to read for free! Beginning and immediate players should check out “Calling is Not a Compromise” in the pages of Cardplayer magazine. This article addresses one of the most common errors in thinking that I see among smaller stakes players:
“Calling is not a safer version of betting for value to be employed when you aren’t as confident as you’d like to be in your hand. It can actually be less safe and less profitable than betting or raising a marginal hand, and there are many circumstances where you’d do well to make a decision about the strength of your hand and bet or fold accordingly rather than cop out with a call.”
For those who play in tough games with tough opponents, there’s “Beating the Curve in a Tough Tournament” in the June edition of Two Plus Two Magazine:
“Your edge can’t come from moves like stealing the blinds, re-raising light, isolating limpers, and set-mining that are the bread and butter of a professional tournament player in a field full of amateurs. Instead, you have to play creatively, think deeply, and keep your opponents guessing by putting them in spots that they haven’t seen ten thousand times before.”
This article reviews a few hands I played during a particularly tough SCOOP tournament, some in which I got tricky against some high-level opponents and one in which I got tricked.
Whether you read one or both, please let me know what you think of them! As always, many of my other poker strategy articles are available for free on my website.