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You know the story. Here you are: diligently following your hand chart, waiting patiently for just the right cards that will guarantee you have an edge on that silly fish playing every hand. Finally, you look down at one of the best poker hands, AK, and suppress the urge to fist-pump. You raise, he calls, the flop lands, and your heart sinks. 9 5 2 WTF? Now what? Allow me to be of service. Here are some guidelines on how to play...

When I start coaching a new poker player, I'll often begin with this question: why do we bet in poker? Getting the answer right will make all of the difference. If you're frequently unsure of what to do post-flop, then the following information is really going to help you. We can break it down into three simple rules. Any time we choose to bet, it should satisfy one of these rules. In this poker streaming highlight I go...

The following is a review of the online poker site and tool pokerwarmup.com. Also note this post is the first contribution by Poker in a Box coach Brian. I've used this excellent tool recently and am impressed at how much it can help you with your poker warmup. Starting off with the Youtube instructional video: It is clear, concise and shows how straightforward it is to use and setup an account with goals. It indicates the importance of...

The moment you realize that poker is a subject that can be studied and mastered is the moment you begin the transition from "fish" to "reg". In the old days, all we had were poker books, but with the rise of online poker came the strategy forums like 2+2 and pocket fives. Next came the video training sites like Deuces Cracked, Red Chip Poker, and Run It Once. And nowadays there is such a dizzying array...

Last month Unibet held a poker tournament pitting some of the biggest names in eSports against each other. Representing top games like Starcraft II, DOTA2, Warcraft III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm, these players tested how well their gaming skills translated to the poker table. Kevin "Rotterdam08" van der Kooi, a renowned Starcraft II caster and player, came out on top and took down a prize of €5,000. It's not surprising that a real-time strategy gamer...