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The Poker Academy Session 4: Deep Stacked, Multi-Way Postflop Play

A Session By Session Look At The Poker Academy's No-Limit Hold'em Tournament Course


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Last time we looked at session 3. Let’s move on through the course.

Session 4 — Deep Stacked, Multi-Way Post Flop Play

After learning how to make preflop decisions, and most importantly, the proper way to think about a poker hand, site instructors Rep Porter and Rick Fuller open up with their first of three sessions on postflop play. The first, tackles the common situation of postflop play when deep stacked, and against more than one opponent.

“Unlike preflop, where he have a limited amount of information, postflop play is more of a continuous type thing,” said Porter. " We’re not going to look at it one street at a time, we’re going to look at it throughout the course of a hand. How your hand tells a story, and how all of the actions fit together to promote the story you are hoping to promote."

The duo starts by explaining how to plan for the flop, turn and river with one cohesive strategy. By understanding your stack to pot ratio, or “p”, you can determine which strategy is correct depending on the number of opponents you are up against and your relative hand strength.

From there, users get into the ins and outs of playing multi-way draws. The site instructors stress the importance of blending your draws with your value hands so that you can disguise the strength of your hands and even control the number of bets that go into a pot.

There are four videos in the session that also address the concepts of multi-way strong hands and value hands, in addition to drawing hands. There is also two question and answer videos with Dana Workman, which serve to clarify some of the more difficult lessons.

One of the highlights of the session is the advice offered on getting value from out of position by being able to distinguish draw-heavy flops from dry flops, learning whether or not to slow play or take control of the pot by pushing the action.

Next time, we’ll take a look at Session 5, Deep Stacked, Heads-Up, Postflop Play.

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