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Hand Review: Four-Bet Bluff Small or Just Shove?

Consider how you would play this hand from a WSOP-Circuit side event.

Donkey Poker: Low-Stakes Live Games Differ from Online

"Donkey Poker" series author Steve Selbrede highlights ways live poker is unlike online.

Understanding the Value of Position in Poker

Learn about position by imagining playing the same hand in position and out of position.

7 Tips to Take Your Poker Game From "Meh" to Amazing

The author of "Modern Small Stakes" with advice to help break-even players start winning.

Three Tips for Early Stage Tournament Play from Daniel Negreanu

More helpful poker strategy advice from Kid Poker delivered via his YouTube channel.

Postflop Poker in No-Limit Hold'em: Don't Fear It, Focus On It

New NLHE players focus a lot on preflop strategy, but to improve they need to go further.

Three Ways to Respond Versus a Table Full of Limpers

What's the best approach versus a table full of limpers? Here are three ways of responding, all of which involve taking advantage of others' passivity.

How to Play Top Pair, Top Kicker on a Coordinated Board

Hand analysis: Jonathan Little makes top pair, top kicker but might be beaten.

Introducing a New PLO Variant -- PLO 3-2-1

PokerStars is constantly innovating when it comes to introducing new games, such as when running a "Pot-Limit Omaha 3-2-1" event in Prague last month.

Replacing Mistakes with Mistakes in Poker

Nate Meyvis (Thinking Poker Podcast) discusses how poker learning often works, with players correcting earlier mistakes only to replace them with new ones.

Five Great Ways to Induce Action in Your Home Game

Sometimes home poker games become "rock fests" full of nitty players. Here are five ways to get action going and help make the game more fun and inviting.

Your Opponent Is a Maniac: How Far Do You Go With Pocket Jacks?

Normally you want to avoid huge all-in confrontations with pocket jacks, but if your opponent is a maniac you may have to rethink, says Jonathan Little.

Hand Analysis: You River the Nuts -- Bet Big or Small?

Jonathan Little analyzes a hand from a European Poker Tour event in which he rivers the nuts and has to decide how big or little to bet for value.

Big Problems in Hold'em with "Big Card" Hands

Getting dealt two Broadway cards is often encouragement to get involved, but a lot of these "big card" hands can cause big problems if you're not careful.

MTT Strategy: How to Make Poker Tournaments Profitable

An overview of our "10 Multi-Table Tournament Tips" series covering a wide range of topics including help with the early, middle, and late stages of MTTs.

A Bold Bluff and a Sick Spot: Sin Melin Discusses Hands from 888Live London

English pro Sin Melin discusses a couple of interesting hands from her Main Event run at the recently completed 888Live Poker Festival London.

Five Common Mistakes Made by No-Limit Hold’em Beginners

New no-limit hold'em players tend to make the same mistakes when first starting out, including playing too passively and too predictably.

10 Multi-Table Tournament Tips: In the Money

Multi-table tournament strategy advice for the "in the money" stage of a tournament -- after the bubble has burst, but before the final table.

10 Multi-Table Tournament Tips: Strategy on the Bubble

Moving ahead in our "10 Multi-Table Tournament Tips," some advice for how best to approach the bubble stage whether your stack is big, medium, or short.

Taking Advantage of Weak-Tight Opponents in Home Games

Poker author Ashley Adams offers advice for how to exploit weak-tight players by using aggression against them both before and after the flop.