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Seven Ways to Master the Tournament Money Places

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Everyone loves making the money. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing a $40 tournament in your local casino or a $25,000 High Roller on partypoker. The feeling when the money bubble bursts is a great one. You’re in profit and you can relax. But how do you get the most out of being in the […]

WPT champion Tony Dunst on reading your opponents

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Tuesday’s just got a whole lot more fun and educational thanks to the launch of Teach the partypoker People. Our customers are extremely important to us and if we can increase your poker-playing skills while having a great time then everyone is a winner. Follow us on Twitter where we’ll be using the hashtag #TeachTheppp […]

Playing A Short Stack in Tournaments

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We have all been there, left sitting at the table with a stack of seven big blinds or less hoping that our luck will change. At this point, many of us will be tilted, wanting to shove all-in to either end the misery or to quickly double up before it’s too late. Playing with a […]

When To Call Three and Four-Bets

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Poker is played to a more aggressive style today than only a couple of years ago and that means there are more opponents willing to three-bet and even four-bet you preflop. Many of poker’s top talent advocate either folding to the three or four-bet or putting in a raise of your own. However, as resident […]

A Beginners Guide to Blockers

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A “blocker” is any card that you hold in your hand in regards to how it reduces possible holdings within your opponent’s range. Knowing which hands you opponent can’t be holding can help you a lot in both tournaments and cash games. This article aims to teach you how to use this concept. When you […]

Avoiding Flop Trouble in Tournaments

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Low card hands and the lower half of all pocket pairs can be tricky to play post-flop unless you flop a lot of equity; meaning things like two pair, a set, a straight or a strong draw. When I say tricky I mean that whatever equity you might have with a weak pair, it will […]

Are You Set Mining Too Often?

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One of the most exciting things to happen in a hand of poker is when you hit a set. When it comes to holding low pocket pairs (deuces through sixes), hitting a set or better is the only comfortable and clearly profitable spot your will find yourself in. It’s easy to remember the times that […]

Introducing The Squeeze Play

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If you’re new to poker, adding the squeeze play to your preflop arsenal is a very good idea thanks to it being a powerful move if executed correctly. The squeeze play was one used by professional poker players for years, but was introduced to the masses by Dan Harrington in his fabulous Harrington On Hold’em […]

Making Profit From Micro-Stakes Tournaments

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Everyone wants to make profit in poker. We all hope for that big result, that magical moment when we bink a life-changing sum of money from playing a game that we love. It feels really sweet, but the journey of a hundred thousand dollars always starts by making cents. So let’s try and help you […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Pot Odds

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Learning about pot odds may sound too difficult and over-ambitious to beginner or recreational poker players. I would say that it’s a lot more difficult and over-ambitious to get into poker hoping to win anything without first learning the most important basics. Another reason to get a solid understanding of the basic theory is to […]