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  • Playing Poker Against Bad Poker Players - Online Poker Fish
    raises 55 of them The most common trait about them is there super high aggression frequency They will bet far too much without a hand or any kind of equity they will frequently checkraise as a bluff or other insane things like that Against these players you have to plan ahead in the hand you need to know what your going to do to a flop checkraise If they appear to be raising alot before you continuation bet the flop Aggressive fish will typically do alot of things that don t make sense Typically they have no idea about hand ranges or hand reading so will make alot of mistakes You need to be able to pick up on the spots that don t make any sense or that they would never valuebet here Essentially you will find a ton of spots where the aggressive fish is betting but his bluff range is so wide and his value range is so thin When you see these spots you need to be able to make the big calldown Passive fish The passive fish although probably less profitable than the aggressive fish Aggressive fish loses his money fast and disappears forever are alot more prevalent in the online poker scene Categorized by almost always having a high VPIP and low PFR aswell as having a low aggression factor and aggression frequency Example stats could be 40 10 1 Plays 40 of hands raises 10 and has an aggression factor of 1 IE super passive Passive fish are passive in nature so will not bet alot when they do they will usually have a hand but its not always the case you can get passive players who hardly ever bet but when they do its actually a bluff I know totally retarded right The biggest thing you need to know about passive fish is that they like to call alot and don t like folding What this means is you essentially can valuebet them thinly and ruthlessly but shouldn t try to bluff them because they will likely call you down with marginal holdings Don t try to bluff the passive fish They will not notice that you are giving up 3 4 pots you play with them and on the 4th time you bet 4 5th pot every street with top pair top kicker they will still call you down with middle pair or top pair weak kicker General considerations I wrote an article about isolating limpers this has huge relevancy to playing the fish You rarely want to slowplay your big hands Especially against passive fish passive fish do not bet much so you will be giving up too much value by checking it and expecting them to bet There may be some merit to say slowplaying a set against an aggressive fish Especially on a dry board because they will continue bluffing on many turns and river However in alot of spots especially wet boards or semi wet boards you

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  • Heads Up Cash Game Strategy - Poker Heads Up Strategy
    slightly to reduce the inevitable variance wars Also as stacks get deeper the value of position increases at 200 BB deep I strongly believe you should be opening 100 of buttons against almost all opponents Vary your raise sizing I think anything from minraising the button to 4xing the button can be an effective poker strategy Against people who 3 bet a lot and are playing a really aggressive game from the small blind minraising the button is almost always the best strategy What this does is give you the option to call more 3 bets in position since the pot to stack ratio is smaller IE if you 3x and your opponent makes it 11x you have to fold with more hands than if u make it 2x and your opponent makes it 7 8x Against people who are 3 betting a very small amount you may want to consider 3xing the button The reason for this is because you no longer have to worry about getting 3 bet so much and want to maximise your positional value You can take this even further and when playing against loose passive fish you might even want to consider 4xing the button Ranges are wider and its harder to make a hand Aggression is paramount Because you and your opponents are less likely to make a strong hand each hand you play IE you will be playing weaker hands that connect to the board less often compared to say a 6 max range the value of aggression and the initiative goes up Because of that the power and value of semibluffing goes up Now two overcards are a draw a gutshot is a barrelable draw and a flush draw or open ended straight draw are often a mandatory double barrels The reason you can play so aggressive against most opponents is because you will have more fold equity because your opponent will not often have a strong enough hand to call 3 big bets on the flop turn and river 3 Betting is always out of position When you 3 bet in a heads up cash game you will always be out of position Because of that you will frequently want to 3 bet hands that do well against your opponents calling range If your opponent is always calling a 3 bet with hands like QT and QJ QK becomes a mandatory 3 bet Depending on your opponents tendencies and the image you want to convey a 3 betting percentage of 5 20 should be considered ok Against players who are likely to call your 3 bet wide and check fold a lot of flops you want to 3 betting a lot Against people who are calling a decent amount and also 4 betting a decent amount you may want to reduce your 3 betting percentage Make the propper adjustments In heads up poker play adjusting to your opponents tendencies is what decides who is most likely to be a winner

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  • Rush Poker Strategy 2016 - Full Tilt Rush Poker Guide
    way to identify these key characteristics of a player so I can categorize them and play them effectively If you have no reads against someone you are forced to play every hand in a default way which may be effective ineffective or incredibly bad against that individual opponent since you have no reads on his her tendencies 3 No way to build image or meta game This is a bad thing for good players Good players are aware of their table image and how to manipulate it against players Players with a loose table image find ways to get paid off lighter and players with a tight image find ways to use their extra credibility to bluff in effective spots In rush poker there is no such thing as table image because every player gets a new set of opponents every hand This is just another edge that is taken away from effective winning poker players 4 Loose Tight player spectrum increased compared to regular ring games What I mean by this is from what I ve seen so far alot of players will either adapt an extremely tight style or an insanely loose aggressive style The reason people do that is because they believe people will be playing against the average opponent who is not playing super tight nor super loose Then consequently they will make mistakes by folding too much against the loose aggressive players or calling too much against the tight nits What this does is create a situation of utter chaos where no one knows how to play against any opponent This consequently lowers the edge for all players and increases the variance hugely 5 Hands per hour argument is bullshit Its as simple as this if you want to play more hands per hour just play more tables of standard ring games instead of playing rush poker Its as simple as that Ive heard several people argue that the amount of hands you can play per hour will negate for the decreased edge this is just plain bullshit If you want to play more hands play more tables I personally can play more hands 15 tabling regular ring games which I know I have an edge compared to gambling it up playing 4 tables of rush poker 6 Fish like rush poker more This is perhaps the only valid argument for playing rush poker I can see why weak players will like playing rush poker They wont have to wait around for a new hand and wont have to be embarrassed when they loose a big pot Consequently you might get a larger ratio of fish regs playing rush poker Right now alot of regs have adopted rush poker so I don t think the games are particularly soft Especially since alot of the high stakes regulars took some time to play the highest stakes rush poker game which is currently 1 2 the games are not super soft right now Perhaps in a few

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  • Balancing Your Range In Poker - Poker Range Balancing
    same 2 Your variance will go up a ton I had a few situations where I 3 bet small pairs with the intention of shoving over a 4 bet this works great until someone 4 bet calls 88 and you feel soul crushed What this style does is it makes all your preflop decisions more marginal and increases your susceptibility to make errors maybe if you have the hand reading ability of Phil Galfond you will do fine However I am human and playing this aggro pre puts me in a lot of marginal spots I don t like Some players can pull this style off its not a question about not being able to play these hands postflop its a question about being exploited because what your doing is unbalanced So what I have done is adjusted my default 3 betting ranges again I think they are down to around 7 overall I feel like now in certain spots I will show up with a stronger range where its now un exploitable Meaning in spots where I would have say 4x as many bluffs as value hands when 3 betting pre I now turn up with 2x as many as bluffs So theoretically if someone 4b bluffs me to 2 5x my 3bet size they are going to be breaking even at best with the play And this doesn t include my in game adjustments where when I sense someone is getting agitated with me 3betting a lot widen my value range slightly or tighten up so that the next time when I 3 bet I have a nut hand So say BTN CO my default 3bet range and getting it in vs a 4b might be TT AK I might widen it to pairs and AXs if I

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  • Handling Loose Aggressive Poker Players - Dealing With LAGs
    s will get paid off often when they have a strong hand and there bluffs will get called down light Good LAG s will typically have balanced ranges and will make sure that when they barrel off in certain spots your call will not be super profitable How to beat LAG s The biggest weakness of the LAG is how many hands they play they play too many hands and will bet too much Bluff raise them more often In order to combat the lag its best to play a TAG style with a tight image What you do is look for spots where your range can perceived to be strong and there range is likely to be weak then you add in some bluffs into your range So for example in spots where you will frequently only have strong made hands or draws you can introduce raises with much weaker hands as a bluff These hands could be hands like bare overcards overcards with backdoor draws or overcards with gutshot draws What this does is allow you to capitalise on your opponents excessive aggression in spots where your range is still fairly strong overall your opponent may think your making moves but there s nothing they can do about it due to the strength of your overall range Its also worth noting that when you bluff raise you will still likely have some equity so if you have two overcards you could have 6 outs to the best hand when called This is more than enough to make your play profitable against there wide betting range Typically when your raise is called on the flop you may want to follow up with multiple barrels Sometimes you wont want to much of that is based on your assumption of how light they will call your raise and the turn card Only you can make these assumptions this will be based on both there tendencies and there opinion of you Slowplay against these players For the most part I talk a lot about slowplaying being bad and that fast playing is the best way to capitalise on your opponents mistakes However its pretty much the opposite story against loose and aggressive players LAG s will barrel very frequently so you will want to let them make this mistake against you when you hold a strong hand Usually I would recommend never slowplaying a set on a draw heavy board but against a LAG this might even be the best line Depending on how aggressive they are You see LAG s are often good hand readers and will assume that when you call twice on a flush draw board or a straight draw board you can never have a strong hand like two pair or a set because you would have raised earlier This may give them an excuse to either value bet thin or go for the 3 barrel bluff You need to keep your strong made hands in your calling

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  • 6-Max Poker Mistakes - Online Poker 6 Max
    pair of 9 s or 7 s with 79 is your hand going to be dominated by another 7 or 9 However your opponent will be playing all of the better aces so when you flop an ace with ace 7 you will never be sure of where your at in the pot when you flop an ace especially when your out of position to your opponent postflop Calling 3 bets in position too wide Too many people think that just because you have position you can call 3 bets with a wide range This is not true you need to call with hands that do well against there 3 bet range Common hands people are tempted to call with in position are hands like 78s 89s tjs jqs even hands like KQo are often a fold Again everything depends against people who 3 bet alot you should be widening your range against nits you should be calling there 3 bets in position very infrequently Its almost standard for alot of people to make preflop calls in position with hands like suited connectors and medium broadway hands JQ JK KQ AJ AT etc can be calls some of the time against the most aggressively players however against alot of opponents I can almost guarantee you that your calling with a too wide range I try to think about poker being a game about minimizing mistakes if I can make a small preflop mistake by folding a hand that might be a slight EV call if I play perfectly I will fold these medium strength hands to avoid putting myself in difficult postflop situations Assuming other regulars think like you When you get to NL600 and your playing against alot of very good winning players its safe to assume that nearly all of the regs are on more or less the same level and know the same things IE they know The good double and triple barrel cards spots What hands constitute your 3 betting range from each position your frequencies etc Your ranges in certain situations How you play strong made hands weak made hands draws etc on different board textures When you know your opponent thinks like you it all comes down to levelling and looking for ways to exploit your opponents ranges for imbalances However at nl100 nl400 you will encounter a huge selection of regs that vary from being damn right awesome to mediocre at best When your playing these limits its crucial to assume that not everyone thinks like you I have had regs make mind shattering calldowns that make me say Wow how can he do that or making bluffs and getting called and going Wow how can he not see my range is super strong in this spot and these are in fact my own mistakes Even though in say a spot where my range is super duper strong and his call is EV against my whole range including my bluff hands I m

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  • 6-Max Online Poker Strategy - Beginner 6-Max Poker Guide
    checkraise the flop often you need to be checking behind more Against people who fold a lot to turn bets you need to be double barrelling frequently Against people who call flop and turn but fold to a lot of river bets you need to be triple barrelling more Whenever I start a hand and goto the flop I immediately check out my HUD and look at there fold to continuation bet there raise checkraise flop there fold to turn and river bet If I am the preflop caller I am looking at there aggression frequency based on each street Against one and done guys you want to be peeling a lot of flops against people who have high turn and river aggression frequencies you need to be making your turn and river decisions before you call a flop bet All of this stuff needs to become automatic and part of your decision making Not playing with the fish enough This is in a similar light to my last point In today s games especially at mid stakes fish are a rare breed You are definitely leaving money on the table if your not making a conscious effort to play lots of pots with the weak players I would go as far as saying that you need to be making EV preflop vacuum decisions IE calling with weaker hands because your equity disadvantage preflop will be made up a ton by all the postflop mistakes the fish will make A simple example of this is say a fish raises from early position and its folded to me in the blinds If I know they are very bad postflop I am making the call with hands that are very weak such as T7s or q6s which I am always folding 100 of the time against a regular My postflop advantage is so huge and my opponent will make so many mistakes I can play very weak hands without position very profitably Poor game selection I wrote a great article about table selection that you need to read You need to be looking for tables with fish on them and specifically looking to have tight players on your left loose players and fish on your right There difference between a good table and a bad table can be the difference between winning and loosing The difference between a good seat and a bad seat at a table can be the difference between winning slightly and crushing the game for a huge winrate Part of poker when you get to a certain level is being in the right place at the right time to beat the fish Good table selection and consistency in your play can negate a lot of poker skills That is why you see players like Leatherass9 who just seek out the best games play consistently don t tilt and have huge winrates These types of players are good players they are not world beaters but the manage to maximise

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  • Multi Table Tournament (MTT) Online Poker Strategy Guide
    are so many variables all in s bad beat opportunities that you are going to have to ride your luck to win That said half of the field can probably be discounted straight away so you HAVE got every chance of cashing in Early Stages In the early stages table position and card strength are the 2 most important factors This is the time that you will be able to use your superior card selection and play to its fullest Patience is the key in the first hour and it s irrelevant if the tournament leader is 10 000 chips ahead of you This will relate to just one Big Blind in the final stages Middle Stages A minor point observation At the one hour point in a tournament there is often a mini frenzy similar to the first few hands of a tournament Players will often decide that this is do or die time or they may have a second tournament starting and not want to play in both Either way tighten up hand selection for 3 or 4 hands until the hiatus has died down When you are moved to a new table it is important to immediately acclimatise yourself to the new situation You need to see where the small and large stacks are sitting how the other stacks relate to you and where the button and blinds are Also don t assume that the big stack is the best player on table More likely he has been loose and lucky and is probably a good source of chips Later stages In the later stages of the tournament stack management becomes the important factor You will no longer get opportunities to construct hands as pots are usually decided by all in confrontations At this stage suited connectors

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