Category Archives: Game Theory

icufish and 1game Strategy Episode Show Notes

Please post your comments and questions about the latest episode here. What did you think about the advice to Gambit from Jason ‘icufish’ and Derek ‘1game’?  Did you enjoy the stories from John ‘Rumrunner’? We want to know. Feel free … Continue reading

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Paired Board Episode

If you have any comments or questions about our Paired Board episode, please feel free to post here.  How do you play paired boards on the flop? Wait and see or push until you get pushed back? Please also give … Continue reading

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A Costly Lesson

 I dropped a couple of buy-ins at Cada’s Poker Room last night after going on tilt after a hand that I played awfully.  The villain in this hand is a reg (everyone seemed to know him by name, he acted … Continue reading

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Getting Full Value

A quick recap of my last two months since I have not been blogging at all: June was horrific for my already small bankroll.  I played approximately 40 hours of NLHE and lost approximately $800, bypassing January as my worst … Continue reading

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Blinds Can Cost You Money

One of the key habits that helped me move to be a winning player at the poker table was staying away from playing hands that create reversed implied odds (RIO).  I am such a strong proponent of this philosophy that … Continue reading

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Common NLHE Mistakes by Michigan Players

I have been thinking recently about the most common mistakes that I see poker players make at No Limit Texas Hold’Em here in Michigan. It is not a subject that has been ignored before, but it is a topic that … Continue reading

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PLO Action at Cada’s Poker Room

First, apologies for not posting in so long. No excuses, I’m just going to start again. I played my first session of straight PLO last week, and it was a little of a mixed blessing. It was great because I … Continue reading

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Stud 8 Part Three

In our last installment we talked about how Stud 8 is a game of scooping. We want to try to win the high and low, and a good way to do that is to make sure we play hands that … Continue reading

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Three-Betting in Low Stakes Games

Three-betting, or re-raising, pre-flop in low stake no limit hold’em games in Michigan is fairly unusual for a couple of reasons. One, most people in cards rooms are playing for fun, and recreational players usually play the cards they have … Continue reading

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Assigning Starting Ranges to Random Players

Most of us have learned that in order to play better poker, we need to place opponents on a range of hands.  I started to do that on the flop in NLHE, and then I realized that I was missing … Continue reading

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