Archive for 'Hand Reading and Tells'

My Bad River Bluff at $200 NL

Posted on27. Sep, 2009 by Gugel.

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I’m playing $200 NL against Cricket Scores, a somewhat decent regular. We stacked off preflop when my AKs ran into his pocket queens. At this point, we’ve only played like 20 hands or so.
BB ($395.50)
Hero (SB) ($205.50)
Preflop: Hero is SB with Js, 2c
Hero bets $6, BB calls $4
Flop: ($12) 5c, 7h, 10d (2 [...]

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Get Gugel’s Secret Hold’Em Manager Heads Up HUD Config

Posted on25. Aug, 2009 by Gugel.

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I had a few people ask me about my custom color-coded Hold’Em Manager HUD config.  I’ve decided to release it for $9.95.

Update: As of May 1, 2010, 75 people have purchased my HUD!
Sure, you can make a custom heads up HUD yourself.  I’ve even told you what stats are particularly important for heads up.  But [...]

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Mistakes

Posted on07. Jul, 2009 by Gugel.

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About a week ago, I made a mistake at $200NL HU vs. Smokin Mokin (a breakeven reg).  Here’s the hand in question.
Hero (BB) ($200)
Button ($245)
Preflop: Hero is BB with 8♦, 6♦
Button bets $6, Hero calls $4
Flop: ($12) Q♦, 6♠, 9♦ (2 players)
Hero checks, Button bets $8, Hero raises to $30, Button calls
Turn: ($72) J♠ (2 [...]

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How I Misplayed Pocket Jacks

Posted on22. Apr, 2009 by Gugel.

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I’ve been playing a bit 6max lately and I wanted to share a hand I recently misplayed. There’s definitely some insight you can draw from this example to help you with your heads up game.
SB ($50)
BB ($50)
Hero (UTG) ($50)
MP ($50)
CO ($50)
Button ($50)
Preflop: Hero is Button with J♠, J♣
Hero bets $2, 2 folds, Button raises [...]

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Clarkmeister Theorem

Posted on10. Apr, 2009 by Gugel.

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This is the 3rd post of Theorem Week. If you haven’t done so already, check out Zeebo Theorem and Baluga Theory. In this post, we’re going to dive right into the Clarkmeister Theorem.
Simply put, the Clarkmeister Theorem states that if you are heads up against an opponent and are first to act [...]

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Baluga Theorem

Posted on08. Apr, 2009 by Gugel.

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This is the 2nd post of Theorem Week. If you haven’t done so already, check out Zeebo Theorem. In this post, we’re going to dive right into the Baluga Theorem.
Simply put, the Baluga Theorem states that you should think twice about whether your one pair hand is good when you’re facing a raise [...]

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Zeebo Theorem

Posted on06. Apr, 2009 by Gugel.

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This week is Theorem Week!   I’ll be talking about Zeebo Theorem, Baluga Theorem, Clarkmeister Theorem, The Yeti Theorem, Aejones Theorem, and Ansky Theorem.
So let’s kick things off with Zeebo’s Theorem. Simply put, Zeebo’s Theorem states that no one ever folds a full house. It doesn’t matter if you make a 1/2 pot [...]

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Heads Up Hand of the Week – March 20th, 2009

Posted on20. Mar, 2009 by Gugel.

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The villain has played a lot of hands but he’s a breakeven player.   He’s a bit too loose from the big blind and he occasionally makes some really spazzy plays.    He’s 3bet pretty aggressively, but not an unreasonable amount.  He continuation bets almost every one of his 3bets.
Hero (Button) ($243.10)
SB ($107.20)
Preflop: Hero is Button with [...]

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Heads Up Hand of the Week – February 20th, 2009

Posted on20. Feb, 2009 by Gugel.

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The villain bought in short which tells me off the bat that he’s probably not a good player.  He calls out of position way too often (56% of the time) and is not raising enough from the button (only 31% of the time).  He’s pretty aggressive and likes to lead out on flops when he’s [...]

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Heads Up Hand of Week – February 13th, 2009

Posted on13. Feb, 2009 by Gugel.

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Villain has been calling my 3bets very light.  I 3bet him 8 times and he’s called 6 of them.  He folds to my continuation bets around half the time which is a bit loose considering I’ve been cbetting rather conservatively.  He moderately aggressive on all streets.
Hero (SB) ($183.70)
Button ($238.20)
Preflop: Hero is SB with Js, Jh
Button raises [...]

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Heads Up Hand of the Week – February 6, 2009

Posted on06. Feb, 2009 by Gugel.

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A guys sits down at a $200NL heads up table with a shortstack, about $100 or so.  We played 9 hands at this point, but he hasn’t folded preflop from the SB or the BB even once.
Gugel (Button) ($207.50)
SB ($97.40)
Preflop: Hero is Button with 7d, 5s
Hero raises to $4, SB raises to $6, Hero calls $2
Flop: [...]

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Heads Up Hand of the Week

Posted on30. Jan, 2009 by Gugel.

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I’m really excited to start a new feature here on AnskyPoker.com. Every week, I’ll post one of the most interesting hands I played and give some analysis. So, let’s cut to the chase:
I’ve been playing a bit the villain and he’s very aggressive. He’s 3betting me 17% but almost always folds to [...]

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Wrong! Here are the Right Hold’em Manager / PokerTracker 3 Stats for Heads Up

Posted on01. Dec, 2008 by Gugel.

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I see it all the time on 2+2. People look at the wrong stats when trying to make a read. You aren’t supposed to use the same stats for 6max or fullring as you would for heads up. To add to the problem, the most common mistakes are usually the most serious.
VPIP [...]

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Hand Reading on the Flop – Heads Up

Posted on23. Nov, 2008 by Gugel.

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Now that you have some idea on what hands you should be playing preflop, you should understand how often and how good of a hand you will hit on the flop. This is what your opponent will be thinking about.
Hands Reading on the Button
Take a look at the preflop hand ranges post. Notice [...]

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River Bet Timing Tells

Posted on11. Oct, 2008 by Gugel.

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A brick comes on the river. I look down on my middle pair on an uncoordinated board as my opponent fires out a ½ pot sized bet. I can only beat a bluff. Whether you choose to call, raise or fold depends on your opponent and the action on previous streets. But how often do [...]

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