Poker Analyser for Poker Stars and Party Poker

I’ve been working on a Texas Hold’em Poker Analyser for a couple of years now and finally have a semi-decent analyser. It relies on reading hand histories stored on your computer after playing online at websites like Party Poker and Pokerstars (request last 100 hands by email) and works out whether you should have bet/raised/folded/called each time it’s your turn to act in a hand. It does this retrospectively by looking at the betting patterns that occurred. If a player raises preflop, bets the flop but doesn’t continuation bet the turn and then folds to a reasonable bet, the computer … Continue reading Poker Analyser for Poker Stars and Party Poker

More on strategy in NL hold’em Poker

In my last post I wrote about stats and how it was not the be all and end all of playing no limit hold’em poker. What I’ve discovered since then is that if I focus purely on my own game for a few days playing only the best hands I still lose but I start to improve my reads, and here’s why…. If you aren’t a tight player and you’re losing you’ll probably never get good. The reason for this is because when you play tight poker you start to realise that any time you have a hand preflop and … Continue reading More on strategy in NL hold’em Poker

Reading opponents in NL Texas Hold’em

Reading players is a more advanced topic for NL Texas Hold’em poker players. I have only begun realising what’s involved after many hours of reviewing/studying hand histories. Essentially it boils down to players innate betting pattern habits. I have taken to completely re-writing this page in light of this. For instance, when I notice a player that frequently comes in raising, bets the flop often, and then checks the turn after being called, I will label that player a weaker player because clearly their strategy relies less on hand selection and more on frequent flop bets. Usually this sort of … Continue reading Reading opponents in NL Texas Hold’em

Getting a big win in no limit texas hold’em poker

After a few days testing out theories from my previous post (switching between loose and tight gambling strategy), I’ve come to realise more about how to gamble and when. First of all if you’re a short stack, you will get bullied… why? Because bigger stacks won’t have to commit as many chips (in percentage terms), as a short stack, in order to play the hand and succeed against you. Therefore they will push you around and quite happily lose a little to you to make themselves look weak to others. Then tighten up against the real players (those that could … Continue reading Getting a big win in no limit texas hold’em poker

Beginning No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Deception Tactic

One thing you need to learn which I repeat time and time again is when to use the semi bluff or when to “represent hands”. The semi-bluff can be incorporated into your game by very occasionally switching from tight to loose. A bluff with a hand that is possibly weak now, but has the potential to be the best hand (played enough times). The idea is, that if you make a semi-bluff with a straight/flush draw, you instantly look like a gambler (if you go to a show down). Doyle Brunson’s book “Super System” refers to this play as being … Continue reading Beginning No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Deception Tactic