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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 January
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
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
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
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
'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
What Not to Do Online: Relative vs. Absolute Hand Strength at 100NL
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
Learning to Think About Your Own Range of Hands, Part 1
Let's Talk About Seven-Way Flops: Carnage and Regret
Let's Talk About Seven-Way Flops: Range Advantage and Multi-Way Action
Ignoring the Alarm: A Lesson to Listen When Warning Bells Ring
The Pain of a Poker Tournament Exit
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
Obsessed With Your “All-in EV”? It’s a Negative Freeroll
You’re Chip Leader -- Now What? The Danger of Expectations in Tournaments
Uncharted Territory: Making the Worst of a Short Stack?
Uncharted Territory: Playing a Final Table Without Antes
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
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