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Killer Poker Analysis: 12/4/2011

This is the last edition of Killer Poker Analysis - at least for the foreseeable future. In this show, I wrap things up by addressing seven important themes that relate to everything I've talked about over the past few years.

Killer Poker Analysis: 7/27/2011

1.) The impact that rake can have on game selection and in-game strategy 2.) Clumping

Killer Poker Analysis: 7/4/2011

1.) Thinking of terms of strategy versus strategy 2.) Strategies involving multiple bet sizes

Killer Poker Analysis: 6/22/2011

1.) Shifting from cEV mode to "ICM mode" 2.) Session management

Killer Poker Analysis: 6/15/2011

1.) What happened to poker? 2.) Short-stacked NLHE: don't be scared of being 3-bet

Killer Poker Analysis: 6/1/2011

1.) Playing in Straddled Pots 2.) Sklansky's Fundamental Theorem of Poker 3.) A Recent PLOsaster

Killer Poker Analysis: 5/25/2011

1.) When to take rebuys and add-ons 2.) Straddles 3.) Dealing with opponents who expose their cards to their neighbors

Killer Poker Analysis: 5/17/2011

1.) Avoid making unqualified predictions about how good or bad a certain game will be 2.) Balance and deception 3.) Protecting hands vs. maximizing value

Killer Poker Analysis: 5/9/2011

1.) Don't Tap the Glass: How to Act in Live Games 2.) 3-Bet Shoving Preflop vs. 3-Betting Preflop and Shoving any Flop 3.) Metagame: When to Adjust; When not to Adjust

Killer Poker Analysis: 4/29/2011

1.) Open-limping in late position

Killer Poker Analysis: 4/8/2011

1.) Considerations for when to rebuy and add-on in RA tournaments 2.) Managing strategy when playing tournaments with varying payout structures 3.) Thoughts on what makes the recognized elite players better than the simply somewhat successful grinders

Killer Poker Analysis: 4/1/2011

1.) How to make good deals in tournaments; how to decline bad deals 2.) Strategic considerations for playing in no-limit hold'em games when preflop raises are large 3.) Advanced ways to optimize table selection in online cash games

Killer Poker Analysis: 3/25/2011

1.) NLHE bet-sizing against draws and distributions 2.) Turning hands into bluffs in NLHE 3.) Shoving preflop after multiple limpers

Killer Poker Analysis: 3/18/2011

1.) How being overly optimistic with implied odds can cost you serious money 2.) Using your opponents' implied odds to determine when you should call 3.) Why you should be maximizing ROI instead of ITM% in tournaments

Killer Poker Analysis: 2/25/2011

Topics covered: 1.) Do your opponents think and play like you do? 2.) Dealing with novice players, and 3.) 3-betting vs. flatting (in all game types)

Killer Poker Analysis: 2/18/2011

Topics covered: 1.) In no-limit hold'em (NLHE) tournaments, should we be trying to avoid getting in jam/fold spots to begin with? 2.) Thoughts on playing 15bb-25bb stacks in NLHE 3.) Common mistakes made by live no-limit hold'em cash game players

Killer Poker Analysis: 2/11/2011

Topics covered: 1.) The impact that rake can have on your playing decisions in cash games 2.) Moving up and playing higher stakes 3.) Playing the flop in no-limit hold'em (NLHE): continuation betting and 3-betting

Killer Poker Analysis: 1/21/2011

Topics covered: 1.) When to play jam/fold preflop in no-limit hold'em (NLHE); when to deviate from jam/fold preflop in NLHE 2.) Playing made hands in NLHE when your opponent's range includes some drawing hands 3.) Bet sizing and mathematical pressure

Killer Poker Analysis: 1/14/2011

Topics covered: 1.) The point of playing jam/fold preflop in no-limit hold'em (NLHE) as stacks get shorter 2.) How to range opponents properly 3.) Multientry tournaments at Full Tilt

Killer Poker Analysis: 1/7/2011

Topics covered: 1.) Being process oriented rather than results oriented 2.) Heads-up no-limit hold'em: jam/fold play 3.) Heads-up no-limit hold'em: deeper stacks Left click to listen now, or right-click to save for later listening ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 12/17/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Playing no-limit hold'em when blinds and antes are unconventional 2.) The theory behind raising 3.) Setting goals for the new year

Killer Poker Analysis: 12/10/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Position in no-limit hold'em: when it's an advantage; when it isn't 2.) Defending against 3-bet shoves preflop in no-limit hold'em 3.) Is grinding 50+ hours per week for $10/hr really worth it?

Killer Poker Analysis: 12/3/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Using Poker Tracker 3 to find leaks in your game 2.) Bubble play in MTTs with top-heavy payout structures 3.) Joseph Cheong's A7o hand at the 2010 WSOP ME Final Table

Killer Poker Analysis: 10/29/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Basics of jam/fold play in SNGs and at MTT final tables 2.) Raise -> 3-bet jam equilibrium 3.) Why blind structure shouldn't factor into your tournament decisions

Killer Poker Analysis: 10/22/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Size Doesn't Matter: the importance of small pots in no-limit hold'em 2.) Showdown Equity and Fold Equity 3.) Rounder's Radio listener, SolidSnakeLogic, calls in and we talk about player rewards and maximizing $/hr

Killer Poker Analysis: 10/15/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Strategy for Rush multitable tournaments versus regular multitable tournaments 2.) How to respond when a short-stack shoves and a big stack 3-bet isolates 3.) 3-betting 20bb stacks in response to a 2.5bb open raise

Killer Poker Analysis: 10/1/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Finding good bluffing spots in no-limit hold'em 2.) Strategy for bounty tournaments 3.) An introduction to basic strategy for parimutuel betting pools

Killer Poker Analysis: 9/24/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Strategy for cashout tournaments at Full Tilt (continuation of the discussion from the 9/17/2010 edition of Killer Poker Analysis) 2.) The importance of being fearless in the big blind when facing shoves from late position players 3.) The advantages and disadvantages of ratholing Left click to listen now, or right click to save for ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 9/17/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Using position to assist with making reads in no-limit hold'em 2.) Strategy for Cashout tournaments at Full Tilt 3.) +cEV vs. Optimal cEV (settling for any profitable line isn't enough; you need to find the most profitable line) Left click to listen now, or right click to save for later listening ...

Killer Poker Analysis 8/27/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Why 3-bet jamming 30bb stacks in no-limit hold'em typically isn't a great idea 2.) Why it's necessary to take marginal situations in multitable tournaments with top-heavy payout structures 3.) How to use combinations of HUD stats in Poker Tracker 3 and Hold'em Manager to make intelligent postflop decisions Left click to ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 8/20/2010

Topics covered: 1.) What adjustments to make to fully exploit exceptionally bad players 2.) What exploitative adjustments to make against players who are primarily setmining when they call a preflop raise 3.) Why it's important to know the biggest raise you can call if someone opens all-in Left click to listen now, or right click to save for ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 8/13/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Double or Nothing sit 'n go (SNG) strategy 2.) How to maximize the effectiveness of your HUD as a 15ish big blind stack in multitable tournaments (MTTs) 3.) Effective tournament selection Left click to listen now, or right click to save for later listening ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 8/6/2010

Topics covered: 1.) The hand that knocked Phil Helmuth out of the 2010 Bay 101 Main Event Left click to listen now, or right click to save for later listening ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 7/30/2010

Topics covered: 1.) How you can improve your heads-up play 2.) When you should defend the blinds in no-limit hold'em 3.) How to find leads in your game using Poker Tracker 3 or Hold'em Manager Listen Now Download Now ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 7/2/2010

Topics covered: 1.) How to play AA in 3-bet pots 2.) What mistakes you should avoid when playing live poker 3.) The limitations of Harrington's M value Left click to listen now, or right click to save for later listening ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 5/14/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Rebuy tournaments: when to rebuy or add-on; when it's possibly correct not to 2.) How to play the final table of a multitable tournament 3.) How to maximize your profits in ultra-restricted buy-in no limit hold'em cash games Left click to listen now, or right click to save for later listening

Killer Poker Analysis: 5/7/2010

Topics covered: 1.) How to play jam/fold no-limit hold'em in tournaments with flat payout structures 2.) Whether to setmine in or to play your small pocket pairs some other way in no-limit hold'em 3.) Effective ways to play in position against limps and against raises Left click to listen now, or right click to ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 4/16/2010

Topics covered: 1.) How to play against donk bettors and whether you should ever donk bet in no-limit hold'em 2.) Independent Chip Modeling (ICM) and general tournament theory 3.) How to adjust to low stakes no-limit hold'em cash games online if you haven't been playing for awhile Left click to listen now, or right click to save for ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 4/2/2010

Topics Covered: 1.) A rare instance of when stalling is appropriate on the bubble of multitable tournament with a top-heavy payout structure 2.) How to beat your competition in low stakes no-limit hold'em cash games online 3.) How understanding optimal strategy for rock-paper-scissors can positively impact your poker game Left click to listen now or right ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 3/26/2010

Topics Covered: 1.) When to 3-bet preflop and postflop in no-limit hold'em 2.) How to build the stamina needed for long online sessions 3.) What impact bounties should have on your tournaments strategy Left click to listen now or right click to save for later listening ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 3/12/2010

Topics covered: 1.) What stats you should include in your heads-up display (HUD), and how to interpret them Left click to listen now, or right click to save for later listening ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 3/5/2010

Topics covered: 1.) How to play in no-limit hold'em tournaments when you have 10 to 20 big blinds 2.) The theory behind "stealing blinds" in tournaments Left click to listen now, or right click to save for later listening ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 2/19/2010

Topics covered: 1.) My recent open shove from the small blind with T2s in a GFN Forum Wars even 2.) Knowing when it's time to try playing in bigger games 3.) Strategies for heads-up no-limit hold'em Left click to listen now, or right click to save for later listening ...

Killer Poker Analysis: 2/12/2010

Topics covered: 1.) Whether you should take a slightly +cEV coin flip the first hand of an MTT 2.) When to check-raise bluff (and when to check-raise in general) 3.) How to play against aggressive opponents Left click to listen now, or right click to save for later listening ...

Killer Poker Analysis (1/29/2010)

Topics covered: 1.) Basic badugi math 2.) The squeeze play in no-limit hold'em 3.) Table selection Left click to listen now, or right click to save for later listening ...

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