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Pokio 3rd Anniversary: Small Site, Perfect Promos (incl. Freerolls)
Posted on December 6, 2021

The poker site Pokio, which only runs as an app on the smartphone, turns three years old this month. The provider is celebrating this birthday with numerous promotions and additional tournaments with 5 figure guarantees. We take a look at Pokio's promos for its 3rd birthday. Pokio might only be…

December 6, 2021 | 2 minutes to read
Gediminas Uselis becomes First Lithuanian to Win WPT & WSOP Titles
Posted on December 3, 2021

Gediminas Uselis Image via World Poker Tour Lithuania’s Gediminas Uselis became the latest poker player to etch their name onto the WPT Mike Sexton Champions Cup, an honor bestowed to those that win a WPT Main Event, after defeating Jacob Ferro heads-up in the 2021-2022 WPT Seminole Rock N’ Roll…

December 3, 2021 | 4 minutes to read
Advent Calendar at Bet365 - What's the promo worth?
Posted on December 3, 2021

Christmas season is the busiest time for all poker operators. The days are short, the evenings long and many casual poker players come back to the virtual tables for some action and fun. Naturally all operators try to get the players engaged in their product and most offer extra incentives…

December 3, 2021 | 2 minutes to read
PokerListings Operator Awards: Best Online Series
Posted on December 3, 2021

2020 saw many top series take place – but which one wins the PokerListings Award for Best Online Series – in terms of event management, promotion and rewards?

December 3, 2021 | 4 minutes to read
The biggest mistake you can make in Bounty Tournaments
Posted on December 2, 2021

We show you how to collect a bounty Do you know how to play knockout tournaments properly and how to deal with high bounties on players or do you just play your regular game and are happy if you happen to win a bounty? High bounties should have a massive…

December 2, 2021 | 5 minutes to read
Sunday on Stars: $5,000,000 guaranteed for $55 buy-in
Posted on December 2, 2021

This Sunday (December 5th) the final event of the Big 20 Series will begin on PokerStars. In this tournament, a fabulous 5,000,000 dollars in prize money is guaranteed with a buy-in of just 55 dollars. In addition, Stars distributes enormous bounties (20,000 dollars) for eliminating any member from the team…

December 2, 2021 | 1 minutes to read
Flamingo Poker Room 13th to Shut Doors in Vegas Since Pandemic
Posted on December 1, 2021

Flamingo Hotel & Casino Las Vegas At the end of November, The Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino became the latest to close its poker room permanently. While the Flamingo Poker Room wasn’t the most prestigious in Sin City, it does mark the third poker room to close its doors…

December 1, 2021 | 3 minutes to read
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You're playing in an aggressive online six-max game. The table has been playing fairly tough with many hands three-bet or four-bet. In this hand it’s folded to the cut-off, who makes it $9. The button folds and you make it $20 to go from the small blind. The cut-off smooth-calls and the flop comes A56. You bet $35 and your opponent makes it $120.

Pot: $197
Fold
Button
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Your cards
Fold
Big Blind
$200
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1st
$500
Fold
2nd
$280
Raise: $120
Cut-off
$600

Poker Strategy Articles

The biggest mistake you can make in Bounty Tournaments

We show you how to collect a bounty Do you know how to play knockout tournaments properly and how to deal with high bounties on players or do you just play your regular game and are happy if you happen to win a bounty? High bounties should have a massive…

December 2, 2021 | 5 minutes to read
Pro folds set in WSOP Main Event (and is right to do so)

JJ Liu folds a set in the WSOP 2021 Main Event. We explain why the move was correct and at which times it is correct to fold a set.

November 30, 2021 | 8 minutes to read
Max Greenwood - observing - thinking when not in a poker hand
What to Do When You’re Not in a Poker Hand

Ask anyone what you should do when you play live and they’ll often say that tight is right. Because players are looser in the live arena than they are when they play poker online, you can get ahead of the curve simply by playing fewer hands. However, for all the…

August 26, 2021 | 7 minutes to read
straddle in poker - the poker straddle explained
What is a Poker Straddle Bet?

Ever wondered what a straddle in poker is? This guide to poker straddle bets will explain just that – and how some use it as a way to raise the stakes in cash games without moving up a level.

June 1, 2021 | 10 minutes to read
Negreanu vs Hellmuth High Stakes Duel: Heads Up Poker Hands Analysis
Negreanu vs Hellmuth High Stakes Duel: Heads Up Poker Hands Analysis

See the noteworthy hands of the Daniel Negreanu vs Phil Hellmuth Heads Up match analyzed with some strategy tips for you to incorporate into your play.

April 13, 2021 | 26 minutes to read
Polk vs Hellmuth Fold
Doug Polk vs Phil Hellmuth - Big Fold on High Stakes Poker Analyzed

This big fold from Doug Polk vs Phil Hellmuth on High Stakes Poker made the rounds online after the episode aired in March 2021. Both Phil Hellmuth and Doug Polk flopped a straight, but somehow, Polk outsmarts Hellmuth and finds a fold with the second-nuts. Here’s how it happened and…

April 6, 2021 | 8 minutes to read
Online Poker Tournament Tricks

In 2020 PokerStars hosted the EPT for the first time online. The main event with a buy-in of $5,200 saw a massive field of over 1,300 players and a prize pool of more than $6.5 Million. We wanted to know how a professional poker player approaches those tournaments and what…

November 26, 2020 | 20 minutes to read
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