Tag: texas hold’em

Al Spath

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 brick-and-mortar advice. They’ve never experienced playing live cash-game poker in a casino or cardroom, so this article kicks off a three-part series on playing live for the first time. When entering […]

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Al Spath

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 strong hand. In addition, blind play is important to watch and understand. Many times the blinds assume they have pot odds to complete the bet with less than serious holdings. If […]

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