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Comments Off on Poker Strategy – Mixing It Up Part 2

The turn comes out Jc, so now the board reads 10s-7d-5h-Jc, you decide to stay aggressive because you feel like at best now your opponent has middle pair and or a draw and with the right bet you can get him to fold. So you bet out in front of him 10$, he pauses for a moment calls your 10$ and re-raises you 5$ more. Now you really hate your hand but your poker instinct and pot odds is telling you to call his re-raise, so you do and then the river hits it is a 10d, the board now reads 10s-7d-5h-Jc-Jd. You are sure that your beat but equally sure your opponent is still on a weak hand in order to escape the hand and save some of your bankroll you check to your opponent, then your opponent pauses and then bets into you 4$. In disbelief you call […]

Comments Off on Poker Strategy – Mixing It Up Part 1

When playing in a tournament or cash game one key to success is having the ability to mix it up. If you’re playing style becomes known to someone at your table you will soon find yourself on the other end of a very short stack. For example let’s take a look at Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, here is a guy that you would say never mixes it up, always stone-faced, takes a measured pause before each and every poker decision, and never deviates from this seemingly dull style of play, right? Wrong, Chris Ferguson is a player who really understands mixing it up. His style or approach to playing each hand is another level of security to his mastery of the game. Although it can seem predictable and repeatable at times it is just the opposite, no matter what two starting cards he gets dealt he plays them in the exact […]

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So should you be worried about cheating in online poker? The answer is mostly no. Online poker sites are making a killing from hand rakes and tournament fees, they don’t want to jeopardize this mega money with the chance of damage to their reputation. Most of your major sites have advanced encryption techniques and multi layered random number generators to ensure that hackers can’t see other’s cards or determine the shuffle. It has been several years since the last time someone hacked an online poker site and the technology has jumped leaps and bounds since then. However, some online poker cheating techniques still exist. Several are covered below: 1) Collusion This is the oldest form of cheating at poker and has made it’s way into the online poker world as well. This is when two or more players work together sharing information about their hands to gain the advantage over […]