Poker Strategies 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...
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....
Adjusting your pre-flop poker game to pounce on limpers. When playing in a live poker game, you’re likely to come across a high volume of pre-flop limpers; especially in cash games at ‘locals’ casinos. Limpers are most often casual poker players will little genuine skill for the game. Montreal’s Playground Poker Club is known...
Learn to play online poker for profit, from baby steps to professional leaps. If you’re reading this, I’d venture to guess you dream of becoming one of those famous professional poker players we’ve all seen on ESPN, but you have absolutely no notable experience with the game. You may or may not understand the...
Poker mathematician explains why an inflated ego is the worst ingredient in a successful poker recipe. Professor Konstantinos Palamourdas PhD, or “Duncan”, as most of the staff and students at UCLA’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) know him, is an award-winning mathematician. The poker and chess classes he teaches at UCLA are very limited...
Become a stronger poker player by studying videos, reviewing your hand histories and tracking stats. No poker player ever finishes mastering the game. There is always something new to be learned from others, and reviewing your own game play can identify existing leaks, as well as new ones that may spring up against different...
The “check-Raise” is among the most effective weapons for skilled poker players, when used properly… There are a few spectacular poker betting strategies that can be extremely effective. The bluff is the one every player is most familiar with (although the majority don’t do it well). Another is called the “check-raise”. Even fewer players...