Hold’em

Trikkur 24 – 200NL at Red Star Poker

I recorded this video at the tail end of a downswing. I had just lost 16 buy-ins in that month and dropped down to 200NL to grind my bankroll back up.  It is important to self-reflect on your play when you are “running bad” to find where potential leaks are. Moving down in limits allows […]

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Trikkur 55 – 50NL True Poker

I’m back with some more action at True Poker. I was just playing a normal session and figured I should boot up the recording software to make a video. I’m grinding 5 or 6 tables of 50NL with PokerTracker 4 running. I play a very tight aggressive (TAG) style and I focus on adapting to […]

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Trikkur 22 – 20NL Red Star Poker

I play 4 tables of 20NL at Red Star Poker in this beginner training video. I focus on helping players that are new to online poker and review some necessary strategies at the micro stakes. I play a very tight aggressive game and focus on easy money situations like isolation raises and positional awareness. I […]

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Checking to Induce a Bluff

You should consider checking to induce a bluff whenever you are out of position on the river with a good hand, but believe your opponent has a missed draw or is floating you. Your opponent would always fold his weak hand if you would make a value bet on this river, so you should check […]

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Trikkur 21 – 100NL Red Star Poker

This video is for intermediate players at 50NL or 100NL. I take some alternative lines to the usual bet, bet, bet with my made hands and also made a few call downs with marginal hands for value. While I wold generally recommend just betting 90% of the time with your good hands, it is good […]

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Essential Poker Tools

Throughout my poker training videos, I use two important poker tools that I believe are crucial to every poker player. One of them will cost you a small amount of money up front to use, but the other one is totally free of charge. If you want to become a serious poker player even at […]

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Wet and Dry Board Texture

In poker, we describe the board texture as a state of wet and dry. A board texture is either wet or dry, but never both. However, it may vary in the severity of the wetness or dryness. This means you may here descriptions such as “the flop was very wet” or “it was a mostly […]

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LAG Style

A LAG style means you play loose (a wide range of hands) and aggressive (betting and raising instead of checking and calling). While raising every hand on the button is a bit too loose and not recommended; opening up your range of hands while on the button is a solid strategy. You can use the […]

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Isolation Raise

A new strategy to improve your win rate while on the button is called an “Isolation Raise”. An isolation raise is a preflop raise made after a player limps into the pot before you. Limping into the pot means just calling the big blind instead of raising with your hand preflop. An example of this […]

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Checking for Value

The term “checking for value” is not used by many other poker players. I came up with this term when I was trying to describe a situation where I wanted to check a hand because it would earn me more money than betting would. It may seem counter-intuitive to check a hand to earn more […]

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Trikkur 20 – 400NL Red Star Poker

This is my first video at the Red Star Poker 400NL tables, which was my main game where I made most of my career earnings at. The 400NL games ran a lot more frequently in 2010 and 2011 than they do currently, but . There is a lot of loose action with 3-betting light preflop […]

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Trikkur 19 – 200 NL Cake Poker HU

This is my first heads up video for PokerTrikz and people really enjoyed it. Heads up is not my primary game, but I played it from time to time. The first thing to realize is you are going to play way more hands than normal. Generally you will play 50-80% of your hands on the […]

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Trikkur 18 – 200NL Cake Poker

I play 4 tables of 200NL at Cake Poker in this small stakes training video. This is a funny one to come after Trikkur 17 about tilt control. I had been running bad for a few weeks and you could hear the frustration in my voice. I get angry after I lose a few hands, […]

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Trikkur 17 – 50NL Red Star Poker

Trikkur 17 is a video for micro stakes players that are ready to get serious about online poker. I play at 4 tables of 50NL and focus on a solid, tight aggressive (TAG) style. Even with my TAG style, this video ends up being a good example of how things can keep going wrong in […]

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Trikkur 16 – 200NL at Red Star Poker

I return to the 200NL tables at Red Star Poker in my Trikkur 16 training video. This is a more advanced video targeted towards players that want to turn poker into a full-time job. I talk about a few of my personal experiences with playing daily and setting a schedule or goals for myself. There […]

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Trikkur 54 – Brizzle 10NL Review 2

This is the second half of my 10NL review video for the PokerTrikz member Brizzle. You should watch the first half at Trikkur 53 – Brizzle 10NL Review 1 because this picks up where that ended. In this part of the review, I stress some of the key points from the first video such as […]

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Trikkur 53 – Brizzle 10NL Review 1

In this video, I review the first half of a session from one of the PokerTrikz forum members. He plays his normal game at 10NL and I add my own narration to the video. At times, I will stop and go into specific details about interesting hands or situations that arise. This is a great […]

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Table Positions in Texas Hold’em

This poker lesson was made for beginning players to Texas Hold’em. I review the different table positions in a short handed, full ring, and heads up game and explain which of them are considered early, middle, and late position. I also rank the best and worst table positions, while giving a detailed description of the […]

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The Squeeze Play

The squeeze play is a powerful play in poker that can be used to win chips and assert dominance over a table. It’s not a move that should be used lightly, but it definitely has a place in the arsenal of any serious poker player. Although the squeeze play is primarily used in the mid […]

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Taking Notes and Making Reads

The following article was found on the 2+2 forums. The original forum posts, which have been combined, were written by FreakDaddy. They are titled “Taking Notes & Making Reads Article” and “Taking Notes & Making Reads (Part 2)“. I learned a lot from these posts when I was grinding through the limits. Not only did I […]

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The Evolution of a Poker Player

The following article was found on the 2+2 forums. The original post is by the user Ship Ship McGipp and is titled The Evolution of a Poker Player and can be found here. This article has been edited for clarity and readability. Disclaimer and qualifier: I have played well over one million hands of online poker, […]

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Playing Junk from Late Position

The following article was found on the 2+2 forums. The original post is by the user tannenj  and is titled Pooh-Bah Post: Playing Junk From Late Position and can be found here. This article has been edited for clarity and readability. My current VPIP/PFR stats: UTG: 11/11. MP: 11/11. CO: 22/20. BTN: 30/27. My attempt to […]

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Opening Up Your Game

The following article was found on the 2+2 forums. The original post by the user AJFenix is titled Opening Up Your Eyes and Your Game (very long) and can be found here. Recently I have had some interesting discussions with a few regulars, and some interesting points were brought up from which I learned quite a bit, […]

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Zoom Poker Strategy

Zoom Poker at PokerStars is super-fast format which uses the pooled player concept first introduced as Rush Poker by Full Tilt. Players in each pool are randomly combined to form a table for each new hand. The key to this format is a ‘Fast Fold’ button. This allows players to fold before the action reaches […]

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Blind Stealing

The following article was found on the 2+2 forums. The original post by Pokey is titled Pooh-Bah Redux: Blind Stealing and can be found here. This article was one of the most inspirational and ground breaking to my play. This post is an absolutely “must read” for any person trying to seriously win at online poker; […]

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Luck and Poker

The following article was found on the 2+2 forums. The original post by ThaHero is titled Pooh-Bah Post: Luck and Poker and can be found here. I realize it’s somewhat long, and if you decide not to read that’s fine. I hope it helps someone. Just writing it really helped me. I know I’m not […]

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Continuation Bet Sizing

The following article was found on the 2+2 forums. The original post by Panthro is titled Some thoughts on continuation bet sizing (long) and can be found here. Most 2+2’ers are familiar with the 4xBB + BB/limper preflop bet sizing methodology, but what about post flop? Do we always bet the pot? Min bet? Shove? On one […]

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How to Use HUD Stats

The following article was found on the 2+2 forums. The original post by sh58 is titled profiling opponents using PAH (tl, dr) and can be found here. Poker Ace HUD (heads up display) was a piece of software that displayed your opponents’ PokerTracker stats on the screen. Poker Ace HUD was later combined with the […]

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How to Evaluate Aggression Factor

The following article was found on the 2+2 forums. The original post by mason55 is titled 10k posts: Aggression Factor, VPIP and You! How to Relate the 3 and can be found here. It explains how to use the PokerTracker statistic called aggression factor. PokerTracker is a piece of software that imports your hand histories and shows […]

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How to Use PokerTracker

The following article was found on the 2+2 forums. The original post by Pokey is titled How to use PokerTracker and can be found here. PokerTracker is software that records all of your hand histories and tells you information about how you play. You can use these statistics to spot holes in your game as Pokey […]

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