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Four Skills To Beat $2-$5

by Ed Miller |  Published: Feb 04, 2015

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My upcoming book, No-Limit Hold’em Made Simple, is a practical guide to winning in live no-limit cash games. It starts with what you need to stop losing at $1-$2 and it adds on skills until you get to what you need to beat $5-$10. I’m devoting a few articles to give you a taste for my recipe to conquer everyday cash games. Last article, I covered the most basic skills needed to beat a $1-$2 game. In this article, I’ll talk about the extra tricks you’ll need once you move up to $2-$5. Skill #4. Barreling There are a number of definitions of barreling, but here’s a simple one. Barreling is betting because your opponent (or opponents) checked. Frequently, barreling is a type of bluff bet. You’re making the bet because you expect your opponents to have too weak a set of hands to put up a winning fight. Barreling ...


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