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Gareth Chantler

Gareth Chantler

Gareth Chantler is a professional poker player, independent writer, and journalist. Visit his site Stories from Syria.


Gareth Chantler Articles

2018 October
When Facing River Shoves, Check Your Hand for Blockers to Possible Bluffs
What Not to Do Online: Value Betting Against Chops
 
September
The Entitlement Error: Don't Mistakenly Think You 'Deserve' a Pot
Learn to Notice When Your Hand Blocks Bluffs, Too
How to Respond to the Big Out-of-Nowhere River Overbet
When Not to Slow Play: Don't Take Trapping Too Far
 
August
What Not to Do Online: Don't Just Stop Thinking and Shove
The Nuts That Weren't; or, I'd Rather Be Good Than Lucky
Deciding What Hand Is the Best Bluff Catcher
 
July
What Not to Do Online: Don't Wait for Value to Come to You
Why Not Shove? Going All in When Acting First to Negate Positional Disadvantage
Hand Analysis: It's Not Always Enough to Flop the Nuts
 
June
Knowing the Bottom of Your Range When Deciding Whether or Not to Bluff
Hand Analysis: The Worst Imaginable Bluff
Bluffing With the Bottom of Your Range
 
May
Hand Analysis: A Single-Raised Pot Gets Weird
A Lesson in Hand Reading; or, But What Is Going to Call?
Just Because a Card Improves Your Hand Doesn't Mean You Should Stay
What Not to Do Online: Going Broke in a Limped Pot
 
April
How to React When Opponents Overbet the Turn
Hand Analysis: A Good and Ridiculous Bluff
Learning How to Become Unbluffable
Don't Stop Analyzing the Hand After Hitting Your 'Perfect' Card(s)
 
March
Mistakes On All Sides in a Hand of 100NL Zoom
Hand Analysis: A Thousand Ways to Get Lucky
What Not to Do: The Desperate, Out-of-Position Shove
'Equity' in Poker Is Not Just a State of Mind
 
February
Tournament Strategy: Defending a Short Stack
Extra! Extra! Read All About It: Preflop Mistake Rewarded
 
January
Raise-Folding for Value? Sometimes You Can
What Not to Do Online: Letting It All Hang Out When the Board Pairs
Taking Heat With Pocket Aces in a Hand of 100NL 6-Max Zoom
Hand Analysis: Don't Ignore the River
Learning How to Read Your Own Range; or, Think With Your Hands
 
2017 December
What Not to Do: Getting Priced In
Hand Analysis: You Can Fold a Full House
What Not to Do Online: Promote Your Blockers
 
November
Making the Last Bet: Finding Fold Equity with Ace-King
To Catch a Bluff: Looking Back at a Hand of 100NL
Hand Analysis: A Negative Freeroll in a Multi-Way Pot
 
October
What Not to Do Online: Losing Your Head
When Blockers Don't Count: Analyzing an Online Poker Disaster at 100NL
Big Mistakes When Playing Online Cash Deep-Stacked
Calling All the Way Down in a Hand of 100NL
 
September
Value Targeting Second-Best Hands When Playing 100NL Online Poker
Risk vs. Reward; or, Go Ahead, Let Them Draw Out On You
Bet Sizing When Targeting Second-Best Hands
 
August
'Groan Folding' in Live Poker
Narrowing Ranges on the River in 100NL Online
Don't Try to Bluff Catch a Range Without Bluffs
The Outs That Weren't There; or, How Not to Play a Drawing Hand Online
Tell Me a Story: One Way Not to Bluff Online
Hand Analysis: A Deep-Stacked Online Miscue at 100NL
 
July
What Not to Do Online: Relative vs. Absolute Hand Strength at 100NL
 
March
Prepare Yourself: Pre-Session Advice for Online Poker Players
Dealing With Uninvited Bluffs
 
2016 October
Learning to Think About Your Own Range of Hands, Part 2
 
September
Learning to Think About Your Own Range of Hands, Part 1
 
June
Let's Talk About Seven-Way Flops: Carnage and Regret
Let's Talk About Seven-Way Flops: Range Advantage and Multi-Way Action
 
March
Ignoring the Alarm: A Lesson to Listen When Warning Bells Ring
 
February
The Pain of a Poker Tournament Exit
 
January
Why So Much? An Exercise in Capping an Opponent’s Range
A Multi-Way Hand: Raise for Value or Call to Keep Players In?
 
2015 December
Using Your Own Hand Ranges to Guide Decisions Against Unknown Opponents
 
October
Obsessed With Your “All-in EV”? It’s a Negative Freeroll
 
September
You’re Chip Leader -- Now What? The Danger of Expectations in Tournaments
 
May
Uncharted Territory: Making the Worst of a Short Stack?
Uncharted Territory: Playing a Final Table Without Antes
 
April
Final Table Puzzles, Pt. 3: Pushing Pocket Tens, and Flopping a Flush
Final Table Puzzles, Pt. 2: After Flopping Two Pair, a Hand Takes a Tricky Turn
 
March
Final Table Puzzles, Pt. 1: Thinking in the Face of the Big Shove
Choosing Your Discards in No Limit Irish
Swirling Pressures: Final Table Decisions in The Bigger $162, Part 2
A New Game: Final Table Decisions in The Bigger $162, Part 1