Typical sights, sounds of a poker room

Dim lighting, loud slot machines and a floorman making the occasional inaudible announcement over the loudspeaker are common in most small poker rooms that...

Getting started in live poker play, Part III

Editor’s note: This is the final part of a three-part series. Sometimes, as a beginner, you may have a question or need a little...

Playing live for the first time, Part II

There are rules and actions that sometimes elude beginners. Here’s a look at some of the more popular ones. STRING BETS: Putting in a calling...

Playing poker live for the first time

We here at Ante Up often get readers, who only play for fun online or have just played tournaments in free leagues, asking for...

Putting players on hands, Pt. III

Last issue in Part II of my series, I discussed what might occur on the flop and how the aggressor may continue to bet...

Putting players on hands, Part II

Last issue, I discussed ranging players in early position and talked about reraising in later position to isolate when you may hold an extremely...

Putting players on poker hands, Part I

When sitting at a table and watching the betting, think about what cards a good player would play under the gun or in early...

There is more to poker than ‘seeing’ it

Someone from Sweden emailed me to ask some relatively easy questions: Could I teach him about position, appropriate bet-sizing and pot odds? Sounds simple,...

Stack sizes matter regarding action

To influence opponents, the size of your stack matters a great deal. How deep you or opponents are should dictate the size of your...

Rock solid or a rock head?

So the debate rages on, do I play solid-aggressive poker or do I play with reckless abandon? I sometimes think the answer lies somewhere...

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