Articles and Essays

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  • Playing Small Pairs in NL Cash Games

    By Adam Jacobs

    There are some big differences how you play small pairs in no limit holdem vs limit holdem. Adam gives some great examples of how and why to play pairs in NL.

  • Sets, Trips and Redraws

    By Adam Jacobs

    No-Limit based advice on sets, trips and redraws from a forum regular.

  • Moving from Limit to No-Limit

    By Rob Smith

    Rob Smith unleashes his first article for LLHSAT and breaks all the rules by making it about moving from Limit Holdem to No-Limit Holdem! Some great advice for taking the plunge in the very lucrative online NL Holdem game.

  • Defending Your Big Blind

    By Tony Bee

    You won't believe how much money you're losing in the long run in your big blinds. Tony gives some solid advice in playing these positions.

  • Introduction to Taking Notes

    By Chris Hughes

    Detailed help on making the most from your online note taking on other players.

  • Thinking on the Flop

    By Tony Bee

    Tony reminds us the famous old saying "The Flop is All Important!" or at least if there was such an old saying he would remind us of it. Some great advice for sizing up your hand and planning a strategy on the flop.

  • Important Concepts in Limit Holdem Part 2

    By Tony Bee

    Part two of Tony's introduction to holdem strategy with some more examples and advice.

  • Important Concepts in Limit Holdem Part 1

    By Tony Bee

    Tony continues his introduction to holdem strategy here with some excellent information on domination and pot equity.

  • Royal Holdem

    By poskid

    Poskid gives some good strategy advice for playing's newest game "Royal Holdem" where there are only 20 cards in the deck and you play 6-handed.

  • Recognizing What Is Important

    By Tony Bee

    Tony expertly covers a veritable plethora of beginning and intermediate mistakes and misguided concerns and what can be done to avoid them.  Mmm, veritable plethora.

  • 6-Max Limit Holdem

    By Mel Leggett

    A now very popular game at many online cardrooms, 6-max (tables that seat only six players) holdem requires some strategy modifications.  Mel Leggett walks you through it.

  • Tony Marquis at the 2005 World Series of Poker

    By Tony Marquis

    Frequent discussion board contributor Tony Marquis (___ADM___ on writes about his experience playing in the 2005 World Series of Poker.

  • Low Low Low Limit Holdem


    The current online craze of micro limit games and playing for enough money so you care about the game.  Also setting session (instead of overall) bankroll and stop-loss limits.

  • Evading the Rake


    Methods for reducing the amount of money you pay your cardroom and increasing your profit

  • Your Sequential Friend: Suited Connectors


    What makes suited connectors so nice in a low limit game?  Read all about it here!

  • Low Limit Holdem Nut Hand Draws


    Nut draws aren't meant to be played passively--at least not in a low limit game!

  • Keep It Simple, Part II


    Extending the article from November of last year, we talk about one of the most frequent "wrong decisions" that many players make all the time in Texas Holdem -- continuing on with a pair that needs to improve to win.

  • World Poker Tour


    Meet the faces behind the biggest force in poker!

  • Keep It Simple


    Pot odds and probabilities are an exact science but you don't need to know them exactly to make the right decisions most of the time.

  • Internet Texas Holdem: Strategy Differences Between Online and Live Play

    By Matthew Hilger

    Matthew Hilger has given us permission to include his excellent article on the strategy differences between online and live play.

  • On Fish


    Feel the urge to berate your loose opponents?  Read me first.

  • Differences Between Online and In-Person Poker

    By Sam Braids

    Sam Braids is kind enough to share an excerpt from his new book on Texas Hold'em with the visitors of Low Limit Hold'em Strategy and Tactics.

  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Tilt)


    If you just spent two racks of chips trying to make someone pay for sucking out on you on the river then this is the article for you.

  • Leaks


    Where is all your poker money going. We have some ideas for you...

  • If It Smells Like a Rant... (Non Poker Related)


    Too... many... flashing... banners... !

  • Too Much Information


    Suggestions regarding pre-flop raising in an otherwise passive low limit game and makes the argument that you are better off disguising the strength of your hand against a full table of opponents who will call the flop.

  • The Art of Drawing


    Advice on playing flush and straight draws including when you should bother to draw to them at all and knowing when you are probably beaten.

  • The Anguish of Making Your Hand After You Fold


    Everyone who plays Texas Hold 'em has the experience of watching the hand they just folded appear on the flop like a miracle. 8's full of 5's!  I would have won that hand! Advise for dealing with this within.

  • Murphy's Laws as They Apply to Texas Hold 'em


    A bit of humor to take the sting away when your top two pair is beaten by a gutshot straight on the river.