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“Never Complain, Never Explain” and Other Unwritten Rules of Poker

Robert Woolley shares four personal “rules” for poker — not actual rules, but guidelines that help increase his chances of winning (and enjoying the game).

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Talking Poker: Bluff Catcher

This week’s installment of “Talking Poker” defines and discusses the “bluff catcher” — that is, a weak hand that can only win by calling a bluff.

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Casino Poker for Beginners: All About Chips, Part 3 — Rules, Tricks, Making Change & Collecting

Robert Woolley discusses the “oversize chip rule,” handling chips, making change, chip tricks, chip-stacking, and even collecting chips.

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Final Table Puzzles, Pt. 1: Thinking in the Face of the Big Shove

Chip leader when five-handed at a final table, Gareth Chantler faces a reraise-shove from one of the short stacks and a difficult decision how to proceed.

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Telling a Successful Story With Your Bluffs

People often say running a good bluff is like successfully telling a “story.” But in a poker hand, what exactly constitutes a believable “story”?

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Inside the Head of the “Poker Brat,” Pt. 1: Phil Hellmuth Still Trusting His Reads

Phil Hellmuth sits down for the first of a two-part interview discussing tournament strategy, changing playing styles, reading opponents, and more.

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Talking Poker: Blind Defense

This week’s installment of “Talking Poker” looks at defending your small or big blind versus preflop raises, whether by calling or reraising.

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Casino Poker for Beginners: All About Chips, Part 2 — Betting and Raising

Robert Woolley continues with his advice for those new to casino poker, this time explaining what to do with your chips when betting and raising.

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Hand Analysis: Pros Playing Pocket Pairs

Breaking down an interesting hand — and a big pot — played between Isaac Haxton and Tom Dwan in which each player held pocket pairs.

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What Similarities Are There Between Poker and Angry Birds?

Rivaling poker in both popularity and its addictive properties, the smash hit Angry Birds actually has a number of similarities with our favorite card game.

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Trapping from Position with Speculative Hands

Breaking down a hand from last year’s EPT Deauville Main Event illustrating a player successfully trapping another from position with a speculative hand.

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