June 03, 2012
Poker is a game of skill. Period.
Think about what size of bankroll makes you feel comfortable and go from there.
Buy in for 100bb min, if you can buy in for more, buy in for the max.
Use table ninja.
Use HEM and use a HUD.
Lump players into these categories: Nits, TAGs, Semi-LPs, Fish, Maniacs.
Play really tight.
Play with the initiative.
Play in position.
Adjust your range by position.
Raise 4x UTG until 3x LP.
Raise more with limpers.
Raise more when OOP.
3bet 3x IP 4x OOP.
3 bet mostly for value.
Bluff players only if they have fold to 3bet over 70%.
You should fold a lot facing 3bets especially OOP.
Call more min 3bets than usual, especially when stack to pot ratio is large.
4bet for value the vast majority of the time.
Against all opponents at the micros, only get in two hands preflop for 100bb+ KK and AA. Make exceptions for maniacs.
4bet size 2.5x your opponents 3bet.
Set mining, if your opponents stack is 15 to 1.
Make your decisions for later streets before you actually get to them.
cbet 75% of the time.
cbet 60% pot when the board hasnt helped your hand
cbet 75% pot against good players when you have a good hand
cbet 100% pot against bad players and even some regs when I have a hand like TPTK or better.
Overbet when you know villain won't fold and you have a great hand.
When you get raised, fold most of the time. Min raises, do the math and act accordingly.
Turn play, if you don't have top pair or better by the turn, you shouldnt be putting another penny in the pot the majority of the time at the micros
The heart of it all - Extraction
GET THE MAXIMUM VALUE OUT OF YOUR GOOD AND GREAT HANDS. Seriously, that's it.
An alternate title for the book could have been "Flop a Set: Hit the Pot Button."