What are Effective Stack Sizes?

Whenever you see somebody talk about a poker hand on forums, you might see them mention the term “effective stack sizes.” Like most poker lingo, this phrase isn’t immediately clear when you first see it. But the basic definition of effective stack sizes is pretty easy to explain since it’s just the smaller stack in […]

Useful Heads-up Poker Tips

Everyone knows that heads-up play is extremely important in any poker tournament. That being said, here are a just few of many things you can do to improve your chances of winning in the last part of a tournament. Pocket Pairs are Great Hands Usually when you’re given pocket 2’s you’re going to fold; in […]

The Myth of Online Poker Tells

When you first start learning online poker tactics, there is an abundance of information on tells and reading opponents. When you are playing live poker, the info is exceptionally useful since people will more than likely give out a lot of tells at the table. Every little thing from nervous twitches to physical dispositions can […]

Mistakes Beginning Tournament Players Make

If you’re just starting out in tournament poker, then you are bound to make mistakes. And I don’t care how many Phil Hellmuth strategy books you’ve read, you’re still going to make mistakes whether they be big or small. Obviously you want to avoid the big ones, and here is a quick look at THE […]