Poker Guides Archive

A close-up look at small-ball poker, the modern-day bet sizing strategy of Daniel Negreanu. It wasn’t too long ago that tournaments thrived on big bets from big players. You were either a weak limper, or an aggressive pot-multiplying raiser. The unleashing of so much aggression is what reduced the fields so quickly. The aggressors...
Surviving a poker tournament in the final stages, as advised by Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu. Making the transition from skilled player to effective professional is far easier said than done. It’s not just about learning the ways of modern day masters, but executing them with refined precision. Who better to learn such intricate skills...
Daniel Negreanu’s modern-day advice for making the bubble in a live multi-table tournament. Yesterday, we began a discussion on the expert tournament strategy of Canada’s most successful MTT professional, Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu. The first edition covers his words of wisdom for the earliest stages of a multi-table tournament (MTT). If you missed it,...
Canada’s poker mastermind, Daniel Negreanu, gives his perspective on early stage live poker tournament strategy. Being Canadian, and having a true love for the game of poker, there’s no one’s opinion I respect more than that of Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu. (Except my mother’s, of course!) For many years, up until July 2018, Negreanu...
Home Game Essentials: Set the scene for a great poker game at home. Home poker games can be a lot more fun than the live casino or online variety. In a physical casino, everything’s so officious. Following rules and game etiquette isn’t important, but that stiff atmosphere can make a lot of players uncomfortable....
A quick tutorial in mixed games poker tournament rules. If asked up front how to play Texas Hold’em, Omaha, or 7 Card Stud, most beginner level players would have no problem giving me a quick lesson. But what if I asked how to play H.O.R.S.E.? Did I stump you on that one? If so,...
Learn to play A-5 and 2-7 Lowball Poker rules for beginners. The first poker games most of us learn are 5 Card Draw and Texas Hold’em. Those who learn at a younger age tend to start with 5 Card Draw, as it teaches us basic playing skills and fundamental poker hand ranks, without too...
The FairPlay Protocol: Online poker without the rake. Anyone who’s enjoyed real money online poker in the past knows all about “rake”. It’s the small portion of each pot that poker rooms collect as their profit. The average rake is 5%, give or a take, depending on the stakes and number of active players....
Doubt, repetition, redundancy and other poker proverbs. Life is filled with moments that can be chalked up to one philosophical proverb or another. The same goes for the game of poker. We spend so much time playing, studying the game, and trying to improve, that we often overlook the smallest things that could do...
Be wary of private games you aren’t familiar with. Poker can be a great career choice if you have the right skill set and are dedicated to the necessarily ceaseless learning experience. But choosing your poker scene is just as important as game, stakes and table selection. Playing in a land-based casino is a...