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Here's a video highlight from my recent poker tips twitch stream where I dig into some check-raising tips for approximating GTO poker (without having to get too advanced). More GTO Poker Tips Discussed in Video When deciding whether or not to check-raise bluff, you should look for certain types of flop textures and hands that help you maximize your fold equity on the flop as well as the turn. For example, you want to be raising with hands that...

This is the follow up to how to setup your Poker HUD part 2 where we demo'd the basic poker HUD we setup in Part 1. Poker HUD Notes Now, we get into some more advanced statics. For these you will need at least 1,000 hands on your opponent. First, Mike adds the positional raise 1st in (also called unopened pre-flop raise). Then he adds continuation bet. He also add fold-to-continuation bet but warns you have to be very careful...

Let's start with a simple definition of GTO Poker or Game Theory Optimal strategy: GTO poker is the scenario where both players are playing perfectly, and neither one can improve his strategy any further. While it's true that you will rarely be up against an opponent who is playing perfectly, if you're not careful, he might still choose a better strategy than yours! Thus, another way to thing about this, is that you want to choose a strategy...

Most of what I write in this poker strategy blog is about specific topics like SB defence or GTO or how to setup you poker HUD. For today, allow me step back and address something I know is in the back of your mind: someday I want to go pro. I'll delve deeper into this subject in future articles, but let's start with 5 important Texas Holdem rules for when you want to go pro. 1. Finish...

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