Stealing Pots – Advanced Strategies
Stealing a hand in poker needs to work a fair amount to be profitable. When bluffing, 3bets, 4bets, over pot bets etc. generally need to work (that is get your opponent to fold) more than half the time to be profitable. If these bets will work is down to your interpretation of your opponents range and how he will play it. Below I’ll show you some +++EV, low risk strategies that will have you stealing the blinds, stealing on the Flop and evaluating your stealing opportunities with ease! In my concept I call APS – Advanced Pot Stealing I am going to show some situations where you don’t even need to look at your cards. All that’s required is hawk-like attention from you. Let’s dig in…
As most of you know who follow my twitter feed know, I think buying bitcoin is a good idea. Most of the time I blog about poker and poker strategy, but today I thought I would mix it up a bit and share with you some of my thoughts on bitcoin. Initially, I was a bit skeptical about the technology, but a series of events in my life has inspired greater confidence.
Poker bluffing is one of the most misunderstood parts of poker. Some players are obsessed with showdown value. You see this a lot with fish who give up on poker bluffing at just the wrong moment. For example, when they river 5th pair they decide now is the time to be conservative and just check. Weak players are not alone in making mistakes bluffing. In fact, many weak regs share similar behaviours with fish when it comes to bluffing. You’ll often see a weak reg checking back at just the wrong moment, or they give up on semi-bluffs because they Turned or Rivered something ‘showdownable’. Turning their ‘made hand’ into a bluff is unnecessary they say. These players fail to realize: It doesn’t matter if you have showdown value if your hand cannot win at showdown! Let’s run through a few scenarios where these situations tend to crop up.
This past week OnTiltRadio was kind enough to host me and we had a great conversation about poker and my newly released book Exploitive No Limit Holdem. It was a fun chat that lasted about 30 minutes and you can listen to the podcast here. OnTiltRadio has a fun weekly poker show every Sunday night form 7-10pm. Generally, they interview people at the beginning of the show.