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Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris 

It’s almost impossible to believe, but it’s Christmas shopping time again. And each year, it seems to get harder and harder to find a unique gift for someone you’re pretty sure has everything!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

But do they?

Texas Holdem Mirror

Do you know any poker players? If you do, the Texas Poker Store (TPS) is having its Annual 10% off Everything Sale. That includes gifts for under the tree, like a Texas Holdem Wall Mirror or a 300 Poker Chip Set in an aluminum case.

This is also a great time to invest in a Poker Table for the family or your weekly home or office poker game. At TPS, we carry a wide variety of premium poker tables, from folding tables (and table tops) that can be easily stored when not in use to full-size professional poker tables and furniture poker tables with chairs and convertible dining tops.

Currently our most popular table is our “Lumen” kidney shaped, 101.5 inches x 46 inches, 10 players plus dealer positions. The table can be customized with your logo or name or whatever. Check it out at http://www.texaspokerstore.com/Lumen-Poker-Table

Lumen Poker Table

The “Nighthawk” round poker table, 55 in. diameter, 8 players. The table can be customized with your logo or name or whatever. check it out at http://www.texaspokerstore.com/Nighthawk-Poker-Table

Nighthawk Poker Table

Check us out (quickly) to give someone a poker-related gift that makes them know you care – about them and their interests.

Merry Christmas to one and all, and to all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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Tadas PeckaitisTadas “My Poker Coaching” Peckaitis

Sometimes I feel that GTO poker strategy is almost a myth. Many players are not exactly sure what it means and, more importantly, when to implement it to achieve good results. Without going into complex explanations, I will try to define it in a very simple way.

GTO strategy shows how to balance your range and your value hands-to-bluffs ratio in a way that no one can exploit you. If you can execute GTO play most of the time, you are guaranteed to at least break even against the best players in the world.

GTO Poker Strategy

Therefore, your best bet is to learn GTO fundamentals and use those against very good or unknown players. So let’s figure out what advantages GTO play has and how you can improve your poker stats.

GTO Advantages

The reason top poker players utilize GTO play is that it carries some distinct advantages, namely:

• You’re guaranteed not to lose money

Using GTO play practically guarantees that you will not lose money even against the strongest players in your games. This is obviously a huge benefit and, if implemented correctly, could make you a very tough player. It is probably one of the greatest advantages of GTO play because not many other strategies can help you play profitably against excellent players.

• It’s great against good regulars

Game theory optimal is the best strategy to use when playing against top-level competition. First off, these opponents are not going to be making huge mistakes, so you will have very few chances to exploit them. Most of the time, irregularities in their game accrue because of the variance in their hole card distribution and, if you don’t stick to GTO strategy, you could end up making adjustments that will hurt you.

Moreover, if you drastically change your game to try and exploit someone, that makes you easily exploitable yourself. Obviously, good players will spot this very quickly and make you pay for it.

Using GTO strategy, you will be able to play even against the toughest opponents who try to exploit you. If you can balance your ranges, it’s only a matter of time until your opponents start making mistakes. Thus, it gives you a reliable way to win even against better players.

• It’s the best strategy against unknowns

Just as you are not able to exploit top regulars because they don’t make big mistakes, you are not able to exploit unknowns because you have no idea how they play. So, if you find yourself playing against new players (or at anonymous tables online), GTO is the best strategy to give you an edge over your competition.

• It’s perfect when you are not sure of the proper play to make

When you’re not sure of the right play to make in a particular situation, trying to balance your ranges is the best option and it ought to be your priority. It does not matter whether you are playing against a tough opponent or recreational player.

For example, if you’re considering betting the river as a bluff and are not sure if this is profitable because you don’t know how that player plays in this spot, simply balance your range, choose value-to-bluff ratio according to your bet size, and you are good to go. If you choose another route, you’ll have to guess what tendencies your opponent has and you can easily end up making the wrong decision. Thus, GTO play gives you a huge advantage in this spot and lets you make the most profitable play without making unreasonable assumptions about your opponent.

• Learning GTO can help you find ways to exploit your opponents

Even though GTO strategy is intended to help balance your own ranges, it allows you to exploit other players as well.When you know how a balanced range looks, it is much easier to spot deviations from it in your opponent’s game. Once you spot them, you can attack them. This alone can help you improve your game and considerably increase your win rate.

Conclusion
Now that you’ve read through all of the advantages the next step is to figure out why this approach is not always the answer, and I will cover that in my next article.

For now, remember that GTO strategy will help you make the best decision when you have no information about your opponents or are unsure how to exploit them. Stick to this strategy at the beginning and move to exploitative play only when you see massive leaks in your opponent’s play.

Texas Poker Store Nighthawk Poker TableLearn and practice GTO every time you take a seat at a poker table and your results will improve.

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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris
We are happy to report that our 10% Off Everything Holiday Special was very successful. Many of you took advantage of our sale to order new poker supplies and several fantastic poker tables in time for the holidays.Texas Poker Store - Nighthawk custom Poker Table

We have several new owners of our popular Nighthawk Poker Table. In fact, a few were customized with their name or logos like our very own Team TPS pictured here.

 

Custom Rockwell Poker TableCustom Poker Chips

Others preferred our customized Rockwell Poker Table with custom poker chips.

 

Here’s the GOOD NEWS! Because we STILL have products in stock we are EXTENDING OUR SALE UNTIL THE LAST DAY OF 2016, so there’s still time for y’all to get in on the bargains. Don’t get left behind. Check it out for yourselves, but hurry. The sale ends soon!!

Christmas at the Texas Poker Store

To all our customers and poker-playing friends from coast to coast, we wish you a joyous and peaceful 2017.

Texas Poker StoreBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

If you watch poker games as much as we do you’ll catch some very valuable lessons from time to time. Such as when Daniel Negreanu said to Upeshka De Silva … “I didn’t know what I was going to do if he raised me.”

Daniel Negreanu This took place at Level 25 of the 2015 World Series Main Event. He was heads up with Neil Blumenfield and both players raised and re-raised each other to the flop, then both checked the turn and the river. Negreanu took down the pot with {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}against Blumenfield’s {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}. Negreanu said to Blumenfield; “I was thinking you had tens or queens.” Then Kid Poker mumbled under his breath “I could have bet one there.”

DeSilva heard that and simply said, “he would not have called you,” to which Negreanu responded as I stated above, and there in lies the valuable lesson:

Before you bet (or raise), know what you’ll do if your opponent raises you back. If you don’t know, it’s usually better to check than to bet, or to call rather than to raise.

Texas Poker Store Nighthawk Poker TableNext time you are at a table and find yourself in a similar situation remember this valuable little lesson and maybe, just maybe, you’ll run the table and win enough to get your very own custom Nighthawk Poker table like the one pictured here on the right. Good Luck!

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