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Starting Hands and position

Position is a key part of a successful poker game, and is often overlooked by players (I never used to take notice either). The best position to be in is to the right of the small-blind, ie the dealer. The advantage of being in this position is that you are the last player to act after the flop has come out, so you know what everyone else has done before you, so you can act accordingly. There are three 'classes' of position; early, middle and late. As mentioned above, the best position is late

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Heads up part 3

Ok, now this is how you want to be in a heads-up situation, chip leader by miles! Lets say you have 11000 chips, and your opponent has just 2500 chips. How to kill the little bugger off? Well there is one word you need to know......bully. You (once again) need to force difficult decisions on your opponent, so fold your crap hands, and raise him all-in with any decent hands (such as face cards with good/medium kickers, ie King-9(also suited connectors such as 8 and 7 diamonds)). When you do thi

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Heads up part 2

Now you have reached the final two with a decent sized stack, you and your opponent are equal. What to do?! Well again you need some luck on your side, you need the cards to go your way more often than not, but you can still win even if they don't. You have to take a risk, you have to gamble. Rarely do I call when I'm heads up. If I have a trash hand? Fold it. If I have a decent hand? Raise. If I have an awesome hand? All-in! Being aggressive all the time enables you to seize some control of the

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Heads up part 1

Heads up is basically one-on-one poker. It's extremely difficult to consistently win heads up, I have probably split 50-50 with wins and losses. I am going to write what I would do in 3 different situations heads-up. It is by no means advice or a strategy, as you should always play the way that feels most comfortable and fun to you! First off, well done for making the final two! Now you will be in one of three scenarios: 1. You scraped in with a small stack and the other player has complete c

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Making negilible amounts of money ;-)

Well things have taken an interesting turn over the last few days. If you have read my first entry you will know about the whole $50 withdrawal/deposit farce, and you should also know about the $4 left over. Now the good thing about the $4 is that I know I can't do anything about it, not until I either lose it in a tourney, or I win lots and get it up to the minimum withdrawal of $50. So I have entered in the odd low-stakes SnG without any sort of pressure really. I wouldn't mind too much abou

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Gambling for real money is wrong! I hated it!

Thanks for reading AKQ's poker blog! As you may have guessed, I'm a poker fanatic. But I don't like playing for real money. Some might say that without the excitement of playing for real money, you can't really enjoy poker to the full. That is true to a certain extent, however, I don't like the extra pressure put on me when it get serious, I'd much rather play knowing I can't really lose anything. The main focus for todays blog entry is about real money, the first time I ever deposited money int

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