Poker Strategies

Play through hands demonstrating poker strategies of interest to you. Each strategy has a unique tag used to tie specific hands with the strategies. Discuss the strategies in our dedicated Poker Strategies Forum.

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Range analysis, relative hand strength

Poker hands demonstrating analyzing opponents hand ranges, gauging our relative hand strength and applying that to our decision making process.
 
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Having a reason to bet

Poker hands demonstrating logical reasoning behind betting; value betting, inducing bluffs, protecting our hand.
 
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River decisions

Poker hands with interesting river decisions.
 
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Deep stack play

Poker hands which are played relatively deepstacked, usually with stacks larger than 200 big blinds.
 
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Planning out a hand

Poker hands exemplifying planning of action in future streets early in the hand.
 
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Bluffs

Poker hands exemplifying bluffs or interesting opportunities to bluff.
 
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Equilibrium and exploitable play

Poker hands demonstrating the concept of equilibrium play or deviating from equilibrium to exploit opponents tendencies. Usually the decisions here are preflop or on the flop.
 
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Position plays

Poker hands demonstrating interesting cases of taking advantage of position.
 
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Leveraged bets

Poker hands demonstrating applying leveraged bets to apply pressure on opponents.
 
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Playing a monster hand

Poker hands demonstrating playing a very strong hand.
 

Preflop, push/fold decisions

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Relatively short

Poker hands with push/fold decisions, usually with an M smaller than 10 (pot size pre before any action is less than 1/10 our stack).
 
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Not short

Poker hands with push/fold decisions, usually with an M significantly larger than 10.
 

Bubble factor situations, ICM

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Big stack vs big stack

Situations where ICM is a factor, we have a big stack and are facing an opponent with a big stack.
 
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Big stack vs medium and small stacks

Situations where ICM is a factor, we have a big stack and are facing opponents with significantly smaller stacks.
 
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Medium stack vs big stack

Situations where ICM is a factor, we have a medium stack and are facing an opponent with a significantly larger stack.
 
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Satellites

Poker hands played in satellites usually exemplifying satellite end game strategies.
 
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Nearing the bubble

Interesting poker hands played on the bubble of a tournament or near the bubble.
 

Situations where everyone's ranges are wide

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Blind vs blind

Poker hands where both us and our opponent are playing from the blinds. Usually hand ranges are much wider in this situation.
 
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Late position vs blind

Poker hands where either we are facing a late position raiser from the blinds, or we are facing a blind defender while playing a hand from late position.
 
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Facing aggressive opponents

Poker hands where we are facing a known aggressive opponent.
 
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Multi-way pots

Poker hands with more than 2 players in the pot.
 

Playing specific hands

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Bigslick

Poker hands where our hand is AK.
 
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Overpairs

Poker hands where we hold an overpair to the board on the flop.