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Running bad or just playing bad?

By Kenny Smith Losing streaks can be difficult to cope with in poker. Many people say that they play the game to have fun and it can be a fun game to play. The...

Muzzle the inappropriate comments

By Kenny Smith Gender and race are topics that I never imagined I would write about. I’ve never even remotely tossed it around. As a “person of color” I’m...

Weekend night lights

By Kenny Smith When a Poker game gets juicy—with players raising, re-raising, and calling all the way to the river with a wide array of hands—it can be one of the...

Table talk: Watch your mouth

By Kenny Smith A typical poker table is filled with conversation all day and night. It isn’t uncommon to hear players talk about the sporting event on the television...

Coping with losing streaks

By Kenny Smith It can be extremely frustrating when you go for weeks without netting a win in cash games. I’ve known of players who have gone three, four, sometimes as...

The fabulous folly of two pair

By Kenny Smith I think two pair is the one hand I see that most often traps the player holding it. It’s a made hand that in some cases can be a monster, but I also see...

Limit vs. no-limit

By Kenny Smith About six months ago I began talking with a number of different poker players that I know and asked them if they prefer playing limit or no-limit...

Play to win, not get even

By Kenny Smith I was playing in a $4/8 limit game a few weeks ago and saw a gentleman win a fairly healthy kill pot valued at 23 big bets ($368). He called two bets cold...

Exploring the dangers of tilt

By Kenny Smith You’re in a $2/5 no-limit game and have $400 left behind you. There is currently over $400 in the pot against two opponents and you’re sitting on...

Maximizing Your Hand

By Kenny Smith I was talking to a gentleman about which Hold’em games are better to play—limit or no-limit. I had spoken to at least 50 different players about which...

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