Range merging is a method that refers to a counteraction to the players who try to catch a bluff using the bluff catching hands.
First let’s see what the bluff catchers are. The bluff catcher is a hand, that beats all bluffs, but does not have much value and can’t convince the poker player to bet with it. The reason that the players use bluff catchers is that very often the bet on the river has an irregular structure. This means that your bet is the ultimate for your current range and it is either a bluff, or the nuts… Read the rest
May 1, 2012 |
We all know how maniacs play on the table – too aggresively. Every good poker player knows that too much uncontrolled aggresion means a loss of money, at least in a long term period. But when a maniac shows at the table, everybody else gets confused and makes mistakes in the starting hands and in the decisions taken after the flop. Of course that is the main purpose of the maniac, beacuse they like overriding their opponents by confusing them. That’s what makes the maniacs happy. Although you know that the maniac is betting on wrong hands too much, the … Read the rest
April 26, 2012 |
What is a “Calling Station“? If you are a poker player who is playing the game from not so long ago, maybe you have noticed these kind of players, who are ready to call any of your bets no matter what their cards are. Many poker players experience difficulties facing this kind of opponents and they try to avoid playing against them. These players are the so called “Calling Stations” (the ones who call all the time) and for you to try to avoid playing against them would cost you missed earnings.
The calling stations are the … Read the rest
April 12, 2012 |
What does Valuebet mean?
Valuebet is made usually by the river and is this kind of bet that pays off when your opponent calls your bet. The difference from bluffing is that the bluff works only when your opponent folds the cards. The objective in value betting is to convince the other poker players to call your bet.
The main quality that will help you with value betting is to know the capacity range of you opponent’s hand and the amount of money he/she is ready to call. You should know that sometimes your opponents will have a better hand … Read the rest
April 10, 2012 |
Do you know what you opponent’s gestures mean? Can you read his body language well and take advantage of his weaknesses? Most of the poker tells we discuss below are mostly helpful in live poker games, but some of these advices apply to online poker games also. Online tells are a whole new subject to explore. Let’s focus for now on the live game!
#1 SHAKING HANDS
Gesture: The hands of a poker player are shaking while someone else is betting/raising.
What it means: This player has a killer hand and it is very hard for him/her to control the … Read the rest
March 30, 2012 |