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I know i should start with intro, but I'll go right to the point. No chit-chat, not today!


I really can't get people who use facebook, MSN, myspace etc to talk to theire friends or watch TV while playing poker. It should be a rule for you as a player to eliminate all distractions while you're playing. If you feel bored, you shouldn't play poker at all, you should hang out with your friends or family.

Now, as we got that off table. Let's start with guide


 - Gather information about players and make notes(Search for FISH and passive players) as much as  you can, it's totally free. If you're pushed into the new table, do it all over again.

 - I recommend to search info about players from the poker ranking sites (Im not able to give those domain names here because it's called advertisement and it's against the rules)

 - Wait for your spot, like all the pro's say '' You're not going to win the tournament in the first day/hour/level''  Avoid huge pots when you don't have Monster hand, it's going to pay off in the long run.

Getting max value for your Monster- or flop killer hand

- take your time and make a plan.

1. What is your oponents style (Tight/aggressive/loose/passive)

2. Your hand (High pair, set, flush, pocket monster etc)

Figure out how much he's willing pay you, squueeze out everything you can.

NB! : If you know already that you're ahead, don't go all in postflop.

 - Most important MAINTAIN YOUR STACK. Mostly we don't get any good spots in the early levels, it's very important that your stack will be healthy when that moment comes. If you double up at early levels, that's wonderful, of course but still, don't start playing loose becaouse it ain't hard to lose it. Don't throw your chips away in stupid position with stupd cards.

Profitable situations 

 - Pocket pairs, suited connectors, suited A2-9

 - When you control the pot

All these above are situations that may turn trash when flop comes, so it's good when you see flop cheap.

Situations that may make you lose big

 - Dominated broadway cards, dominated pairs, high pair with flush draw in flop

 - bluffing the stack away

Don't push the game, there's no need of a rush and don't go broke with one hand.

When to fastplay

- Dangerous boards (when there's possibilities that turn or river makes you the second best hand)

- Multi-Way pots

- Out of position

- Passive opponents

When to slowplay

- Dry boards

- Head's up

- 3-way pots

- Aggressive opponents

- when betting or raising generates no value



Read the players again, some players get loose, some get tight or passive

- If you read that player has became loose, start playing back

- Avoid maniacs(very Aggressive players) that 3-bet your raise

- Pick on tight players, mostly they're easy money but keep eye on stack size.

- Focus on late position, less players to have a hand against you

Building the Stack

- Steal/Risk  with 2,5 BB and your reward will be 2-2,5 BB

- Restealing from stealers (Loose openers) ONLY with premium hands plus

Rish 7BB to win about 5BB

- Flatting strong hands to trap

The wider the player opens the wider you should call because of your high card value.

- Defending you blinds

Calling: with dominating hands, suited connectors

3Betting : Position,  players image(tight, aggressive etc), blockers(limpers)

Bubble play - The most profitable fase

Big Stack play

- Abuse the bubble, steal blinds. Even if you get raised once you'll still make profit in big picture

Medium Stack play

- Avoid Big Stacks, abuse small stacks or maintain your stack because you wil have playable stack when bubble is over.

Small stack play

- Seak good spots to double up,  play only monster hands

Micro stack play

- Keep eye on lobby if there's chance to fold into the money, if not then you should find broadway cards, pocket pairs or Ace high cards to move all in

Late Stage play


Stack sizes

1-5 BB - try to find a good hand which is good enough to go all in (Ace high, premium hands, monster hands, pocket pairs)

5-20BB - You shouldn't bluff, tight play. Only premium and monster hands

20BB - 35BB or more - Bluff, squueze with 3-bet or 4-bet, seak tight players and start bombing them.

Read the players, see who's trying to move up in paytable, who has became aggressive etc.

-Steal from weak

-Play with loose players

-push maniacs with premium or monster hands

Closing mode

-No gamble

- Look for spots to chip up

-Steal ONLY from weak and scared

-Send other chipstealers to jail (BE PREPAIRED TO SEE PLAY BACK)

The final table bubble

Final table bubble is the place where you should build up your winning stack for final table, again it's very very profitable. 

Big stack play 

-focus on medium stack, and go all out

Medium stack play

-Attack on small stacks, avoid rechip stacks


Short stack play

- Wait for hand or seak who you can hurt and gamble!


Fish - If a player makes a stupd mistake or play, it's almost 100 percent sure that he'll make it again in the long run

Preflop passive player - Easy money, you should be scared when they raise or flat call.


Thank you all,  part 2/2 is coming soon

Second part has Final table strategy, short stack game play and tips.

See you all in the money!

All the feed back is very welcome!

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