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.
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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...
Update December 30, 2016
I'm currently using GTO solvers, Poker Ranger, and Flopzilla (mentioned below) as my poker software study tools.
Making the jump from micro-stakes to pro poker level, requires a deep understanding of ranges. You expand your perception beyond who has the better hand to who has the better range. Fortunately there are plenty of poker software tools to aid in this progression. You can click on the headers below to access the various poker tools...