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Intertermediate/Advanced Poker Strategy and Advice

Understanding pot odds in poker
A key concept to master in poker is pot odds, which let you calculate if it's a good bet to stay in a hand or not. Here's what pot odds are and how you can figure them out.

Best ways to get off tilt
Every poker player goes on tilt once in a while -- we all face bad beats and players that just get under our skin -- but the best players recognize when they are on tilt and use different techniques to refocus so they can get back to their poker A game. Here are some things to try if you feel you're playing less than your best.

Poker Odds 101
an easier-to-understand article explaining odds.

Texas Hold'em Poker Odds Cheat Sheet
Use this handy list to figure out what your odds of improving are in Texas Hold'em.

Value Betting by Nick Eisel
If you're wondering what people are talking about when they say they made a "value bet" on the river, this article will explain what they mean. More importantly, it offers excellent advice on how to add this skill to your poker arsenal.

What is your top poker tip?
Read what has helped other poker players the most and share your own poker advice.

How to calculate how many outs you have in poker
Learn how to count the number of outs you have in a hand of poker.

Poker and Zen
I love this piece by poker pro Howard Lederer, which starts with the question of how he handles the pressure of playing in big-money games, and leads to the Poker Professor discussing what he deems the four basic stages that a player must pass through to achieve poker mastery.

Value Betting by Nick Eisel
If you're wondering what people are talking about when they say they made a "value bet" on the river, this article will explain what they mean. More importantly, it offers excellent advice on how to add this skill to your poker arsenal.

Poker Odds 101
an easier-to-understand article explaining odds.

Should You Straddle in Hold'em?
When playing a cash game of Texas Hold'em, should you ever straddle?

Best Deuce-to-Seven Poker Hands
The top ten best hands in poker games played "deuce to seven"

Should You Agree to Chop the Blinds in Hold'em?
When playing a cash game of Texas Hold'em, should you ever agree to chop the blinds?

Best Books for Learning Poker Tournament Strategy
If you want to make it to the final table of a poker tournament, these books offer advice from the best of the best to help you succeed.

Top Tips for No-Limit Hold'em Poker Cash Games
In January, 2009 I attended the World Series of Poker Cash Academy in Atlantic City, a great 2-day workshop/seminar focused on improving poker players’ results are no-limit Hold’em cash games. The course was led by three super poker pros: Paul Wasicka, Mark Seif, and Alex Outhred. I got a ton of great advice from…

Understanding Position in Poker
An illustrated guide to understanding what people are talking about when they talk about "position" in poker, and how poker position affects the game.

Poker Odds Calculators - Best Online Poker Odds Calculators
Want to find out what the odds are for winning a particular poker hand against another or the odds of a certain hand winning at all? Try one of these excellent free online poker odds calculators.

Starting Hand Selection in Texas Hold'em Poker
One of the first and most important things to learn when playing Texas Hold'em is which starting hands are worth staying in with -- and which you should fold.

Break-even Pot Size
A guest article from PokerGym describing how to calculate your break-even pot size.

Top 10 Poker Tips to Improve Your Poker Game & Profits
Want to become a better player, fast? Follow these 10 tips to boost your poker performance & profits. While geared to beginner players, there's poker tips that even seasoned pros should remind themselves of once in a while.

Fall Poker Classic Tournament Notes 1
Annotated notes from a deep run in a Fall Poker Classic event.

2013 Fall Poker Classic Tournament Notes 2
Annotated notes from a deep run in a Fall Poker Classic event.

Luck and Other Null Factors
Recognizing null factors when figuring your best play

2013 Fall Poker Classic Tournament Notes 3
The third and final set of annotated notes from a deep run in a Fall Poker Classic event

Transitioning from Online to Live Poker
Advice for transitioning from online poker to live play.

The Power of Poker Shame
Poker coach, Adam Stemple, discusses how shame can affect your poker game.

Best Books for the Advanced Player
The best books for advanced players

Playing the Effective Stacks in Late Tournament Play
How to calculate and use effective stack size to navigate through situations that arise late in poker tournaments

Tournament Situations #1
Poker coach, "Hatfield" Adam Stemple goes over recent tournament hands

Tournament Situations #2
Hand number two in poker coach and About.com poker guide, Adam Stemple's, tournament hand analysis series.

Tournament Situations #3
In the third article of his Tournament Situations series, poker coach, Adam Stemple, recounts a hand that didn't go so well -- largely because of small flaw in his thinking.

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