08 April 2013
ICM isn’t Gospel
I’ve noticed an increased tendency recently among players on forums and in tournaments towards the bubble. They seem to be taking ICM too literally. They seem to be forgetting that the “M” in ICM stands for “model”. Your true equity in bubble situations is not exactly as ICM predicts. I’d like to recap the known shortcomings of the model, and consider some rules of thumb to help with decision making in the heat of battle.
Blinds and Monkeys
I had quite a tough opening table at the recent GPS in Birmingham, which is unusual so early in the tournament. There were a couple of decent players to my right and also Paul McTaggart (who beat me heads up in last year’s Edinburgh GPS) and another decent player to my left.
02 April 2013
PLO Rivers with Jeff Kimber
By Jeff Kimber
Having brushed up our pre-flop PLO game, narrowed our starting ranges and worked on our post-flop tactics, we get to the most important street in poker, the river. Like the medal ceremony at the London Olympics, or payday if you work a nine-to-five, this is when the fruits of your labour are rewarded, and hopefully when you’ll receive your just deserts for your hard endeavour.
25 March 2013
The guy who just won’t shut up
By Alex 'Pickleman' Rousso.
Poker has a way of putting us in social situations which we would never ordinarily tolerate. Nine or ten people, many of whom we would run a mile from passing the time with, packed around a table, from which we are largely unable to move for hours on end. Not most people’s idea of a party.
07 March 2013
For pot limit Omaha players,continuation betting can be a dangerous habit to develop if it’s not done correctly, says Jeff Kimber.
15 February 2013
Time to burst the bubble?
There was a time when one of the biggest opportunities to exploit opponents in poker was on the bubble of a tournament. Players who had satellited in, wanted to get a flag for their Hendon Mob, or were otherwise just desperate to cash – literally at almost any cost – would fold everything to ladder their way into the money.
01 January 2013
What poker has taught me about gambling (elsewhere)
If you looked far enough into the past, you’d find a bright eyed and bushy tailed Pickleman, entranced by the potential of poker and gunning for the big win.
I fought the law and the law won
Are the decisions of the floor always correct? Paul 'Action Jack' Jackson's visit to a northern casino would suggest otherwise.
Position and limping in PLO
Position is power in poker says Jeff Kimber
13 December 2012
Play like Beyne
PKR.com's Vladimir “Beyne” Geshkenbein on how to be a loose-aggressive Russian maniac.