Poker Calculators and The Slansky Group Hand Rankings by Marty Smith
... You may have noticed that while using your poker calculator it displays your hand odds while also using terminology like “hand rank”, “group”, or “group rank” all of which in some way or another refer to author David Slansky’s Group Hand ranking for hold’em poker. Originally described in the classic book, "Hold'em Poker for Advanced Players", Slansky rated all the starting hands and put them in groups according to their similar win rate. By clustering hands based on win rate and strength, ...
Poker Sit And Go Report - Heads Up Control by Marty Smith
... The thing is, now the stage is set for dynamic play in that a good number of the hands won from here on in, will simply have little to do with your hand strength, as opposed to position, stack size, and blind levels. If the blinds are high and your stack is low, you are essentially looking for an all in opportunity. I would wait for Sklansky Group hands of 4, maybe 5 or better, essentially strategizing for live cards and an undominated match up. In this spot, it is an excellent practice to ...
The Psychology of Poker Calculators by Marty Smith
... Sometimes it is hard to look at hands and lay them down. But it’s much easier to fold when your online poker calculator is flashing bright bold warning colors at you, reminding you how much –EV your hand has. This is especially crucial when you have just won or lost a hand or two previously, because at that point it’s much more likely you will play your current hand as a result of previous hands. You may recognize that description as being on tilt.
Texas Holdem Poker Tournament Strategy - Starting Hands by Rick Braddy
... Deciding which starting hands to play begins by accounting for several factors: * Starting Hand "groups" (Sklansky made some good suggestions in his classic "Theory of Poker" book by David Sklansky) * Your table position * Number of players at the table * Chip position Sklansky originally proposed some Texas Holdem poker starting hand groups, which turned out to be very useful as general guidelines. Below you'll find a "modified" (enhanced) version of the Sklansky starting hands table.
Online Poker Strategy That Works For Any Player by Niki Antonio
... Hands like A-A, K-K, Q-Q, and alike, are considered to be the best starting hands in poker. Meaning that if you’re playing only these kind of hands, you will make money at the end of the day. However, many newbie players are not patient to wait for these cards to come, therefore they are playing garbage hands that only empty their bankroll. So next time you sit in an online poker room, choose a room that is full of loose players who will unconsciously give you their money.
Poker Sit and Go Report: The Dynamics of Heads Up Play by Marty Smith
... a pot without going to the river that your position and stack are as much value as your hand itself. This is true for being both the short and big stack in a heads up match because a mistake here will have drastic swing possibilities in the match. For preflop moves though without cards, you really have to have a good read on your competition. If you haven't got holdem indicator yet, the Sklansky Group ratings are just another reason I think it’s the best poker calculator on the market.
Hold'em Pirate Poker Calculator and the Use of the VPIP Meter by Marty Smith
... Conversely, the VPIP meter may be offering up scenarios to not only play those exact hands, but play them aggressively! It’s important to play out of your “zone” for image strategy and this tool really helps you do it. The individual statistics can show what type of player you are up against as well. If you see that RobRoyBoy99 has seen 60% of the flops, has a pre-flop raise of 40%, but has won a mere 12% of his showdowns, well you want him at the table.
Poker Calculator Wars Part 1; Sit and Go Shark vs. Hold'em Pirate by Marty Smith
... One of them claims to be great for sit and go poker, and one of them really is great for sit and go poker. I have had the opportunity to test about 15 online poker calculators, and in all honesty, not one of them is perfect for me. That being said, among the Empirical type of poker calculators, there are two that I have used exclusively for single table, sit and go tournaments (STT). They are, Sit and Go Shark and Hold’em Pirate. Empirical Poker calculators offer up to the user a dynamic ...