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10-17-2008 / 05:37
Heads-Up Poker / Online poker / SnG / Strategy / Tournament poker

A Powerful Heads-Up Play

If you play a lot of heads-up poker you’ll know a killer heads-up power play when you see one. I just read a post titled Heads-Up Strategy: The Re-Raise/Shove Routine on Teh Jinx Poker and I’m very much sure it’s a winning strategy. Test it out on the online green felt!

heads up poker

12-07-2007 / 23:16
Gambling / Poker / Poker tournaments / Sit & Go's / SnG / Tournament poker

Sit and Go - Make Tournaments Fit into Your Schedule

If you want to play Tournament poker but you can’t commit to a specific time than the SNG (Sit and Go) is for you. By far the most popular is the 10 man variant, but turbos, heads up and 6 man can all be found at most poker sites.

pocket aces baby!A suitable bankroll to play SnG is 25 times the level at which you intend on playing, depending on your skill level.

Like a good story SnGs have a beginning, middle and end.

The current wisdom is to play tight in the early stages. Don’t get involved in preflop all-in situations and don’t play weak hands. You should only look to play hands such as AA-TT and the high suited connectors.

During the middle stages as you get close to the money (called being on the bubble) other players will tighten up. Use this to your advantage and steal the blinds when you have the opportunity. Aggressive play at this stage will help you accumulate chips.

Once you make the money you can really loosen up your starting hand criteria. You should switch your thinking from survival to winning. If you are deep stacked push the little stack around. Don’t be afraid to push all in.

If you intend to play SnGs often, you should definitely keep track of your statistics. This way you can compare how well you are doing at different buy-ins and see if you are a profitable player.

11-29-2007 / 00:33
Bankroll management / MTT / Money management / Online poker / Poker / Poker software / Professional poker / SnG / Winning at poker

Building a Bankroll – A Rough Guide

If you want to play poker to have a bit of fun and you don’t care about making money, (or perhaps you are independently wealthy) look away now. Maybe sing a little song to yourself or go and play a bit of poker.

Right now the monkeys are out of the way you can focus. One of the key things about actually making money online is bankroll management. To build your bankroll so you can play with big boys can take a lot of hard work. However if you set yourself some guidelines you can become one of those players that actually make money and not one that is endlessly reloading.

Firstly keep records. Know for certain whether you are a winning player. You can get software to do this for you, pokeroffice or pokertracker, or you can set yourself up a little spreadsheet in Excel. Record wins, losses, rakes, hours played as a minimum.

Secondly implement some rules. If you play cash NLH then roughly 300 times the big blind is adequate (so for 50C/$1 games you need about $300). If you play SnG or MTT then 20 or 30 time the buy in should be adequate. If you suffer three or four bad beats (or losses through stupidity – yes we all do it) the get up from the computer and do something different. Whatever you do don’t double up to cover your losses.

Lastly play at a level you win at. If you make some money and move up a level but find you start to loose don’t be afraid to drop down a level. Being a winning player at a lower level that your bankroll suggest is better that blowing all your bankroll in one session.