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Enthusiast Poker Strategy

Our Enthusiast strategy section is our most commonly visited strategy page, given that the majority of online players consider themselves at this level of play. Herein lies poker tips for every true-blue poker enthusiast. Whether it be more advanced playing tactics, new concepts or software recommendations, our Enthusiast poker strategy can help you elevate your game and build that stack!

These poker tips will teach you how pros think about poker, illuminating the finer theory behind how the game works. Our insights will help you adopt winning habits that you can start use immediately to get more out of your sessions.

Enthusiast Poker Strategy

Our Enthusiast strategy section is our most commonly visited strategy page, given that the majority of online players consider themselves at this level of play. Herein lies poker tips for every true-blue poker enthusiast. Whether it be more advanced playing tactics, new concepts or software recommendations, our Enthusiast poker strategy can help you elevate your game and build that stack!

These poker tips will teach you how pros think about poker, illuminating the finer theory behind how the game works. Our insights will help you adopt winning habits that you can start use immediately to get more out of your sessions.

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When to Gamble in Poker Tournaments

When to Gamble in Poker Tournaments

Anyone who has played even semi-seriously, however, knows that winning poker isn't just about luck. Or more to the point, it's not even mostly about luck.

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Finding the Perfect Bet Size

Finding the Perfect Bet Size

While there’s no one perfect bet size, there is a solid system you can use to help you find the perfect bet size in any situation - and I'm going to share it with you now. 

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Top 10 Poker Books

Top 10 Poker Books

Some of the best learning you'll undoubtedly pick up is through poker books. Here's my essential list of books you need to read.

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How to Manage Your Money

How to Manage Your Money

Bankroll management, or lack thereof, is probably the number one reason people end up busting out of poker. Play SMART poker & never worry about this.

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Blocker Cards

Blocker Cards

I get a lot a questions about blockers and how to use them. Blockers - or blocker cards - are an intermediate poker concept and can seem a little mysterious. 

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The Triple Threat

The Triple Threat

The Triple Threat is a technique that professional players use to maximize their profits and minimize their loses. What I'm going to talk about can literally revolutionize your game - if you take the lessons to heart. 

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Poker Etiquette

Poker Etiquette

In this article I’ll be discussing the ins and outs of poker etiquette to help you avoid any unpleasant situations that could have been easily avoided by exercising a little decorum. 

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Progressive Bet Sizing

Progressive Bet Sizing

Understanding a few principles of progressive bet sizing will help you grasp how to bet throughout the various streets of action & maximize your winnings.

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Relative Position

Relative Position

Any poker player who's been around the table a few times knows the importance of position, but comparatively few know about - or account for - relative position.

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Effective Stack Sizes

Effective Stack Sizes

Effective stack size simply refers to the amount of money held by the player who has the smallest stack when considering a hand between two players. 

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Poker Initiative: How to Use it

Poker Initiative: How to Use it

Initiative in poker simply refers to when a player shows active interest in a round of betting. Learn how to use initiative in poker to take down more pots.

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How to Play Drawing Hands

How to Play Drawing Hands

Deciding how to play drawing hands depends on several mitigating factors, not the least of which is the action, the type of hand you are trying to complete and your odds. 

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Pot Commitment

Pot Commitment

Pot commitment refers to the pot odds for your present stack size compared to your odds of winning the hand and is a fairly basic concept in poker you should know.

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The Gap Concept

The Gap Concept

Part of playing winning poker involves learning to respect the action that’s preceded you. The gap concept holds that it takes a superior hand to call a raise than it takes to make the initial raise itself.

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Pot Equity

Pot Equity

Pot equity is a term that gets tossed around at the tables a lot and quite often, people aren't entirely sure what it actually means.

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Calculating Expected Value

Calculating Expected Value

Understanding value and knowing how to act on it appropriately is an important element of playing winning poker – this is why you need to know Expected Value.

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Calculating Odds: Know Your Outs

Calculating Odds: Know Your Outs

Knowing your odds is your first line of defence in the battle against bad beats and questionable calls. Best of all, poker odds are not that complicated to learn. 

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Poker Playing Styles

Poker Playing Styles

There are a few key poker playing styles – and it’s important to know about them so you can learn to predict the actions of your opponents. 

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