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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...

It couldn't have happened to a better person. Well maybe you're thinking: it could've happened to me! Tom was the lucky winner of last month's Weekly Challenge series that we ran on the Facebook page. The reason I say that is because Tom had just written me a heartfelt email about how he deeply yearns to become a professional poker player. He's been taking the game seriously for a couple years, determined to make it more than...

SB Defence (against a steal) can be tricky since you are guaranteed to be out of position when you play. Luckily there is a new trend in advanced cash game strategy that can really help: 3-bet or fold! There are two really good reasons to play this way: SB Defence - Reasons for Not Calling It really sucks when you just call and get squeezed by the big blind. Your range is usually weaker when you call, so...