Capping Ranges in Live Poker
by Andrew Brokos | Published: Dec 04, '12
My latest poker strategy article, Capping Ranges in Live Poker, has just been published in 2+2 Magazine. Using examples from the Borgata Poker Open, I demonstrate what you can get away with when your opponents are kind enough to broadcast the upper limits of their hand strength via bet sizing and other tells:
“No-limit hold ‘em, especially when played with deep stacks, is about pressure. When your opponents make the mistake of revealing to you the upper limits of their hand strength, you can push them out by pushing them beyond that limit. Conveniently, you can also value bet all better hands with impunity. The key is to stay alert to all the signs, big and small, that your opponent isn’t thrilled about his hand.”
The topic of capped ranges is one I’ve discussed before, but not in the context of live poker, where there are so many more ways for your opponents to show you weakness. Please let me know what you think of the article!