Exploitative Play vs GTO Play by Michael Acevedo

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This post is a tiny piece of Michael Acevedo’s upcoming book Modern Poker Theory. I had the pleasure to see an early copy and it is excellent. You will not want to miss this ground-breaking book!

Passive Exploitation

Does GTO play make money against bad players?

In a HU situation, if one player is playing optimally vs a suboptimal opponent, any deviation the weaker player makes away from GTO to a worse strategy can only cost him value, which will in turn be gained by the optimal player. This phenomenon is called passive exploitation because the optimal player does not have to do anything besides play his equilibrium strategy to gain extra Ev from the suboptimal player. Read More

Deep Run in the PartyPoker WPT $5000 Main Event

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I discuss making a deep run in the PartyPoker WPT $5,000 buy-in Main Event at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada. Will I win my third WPT title? Watch and see!

Thanks for watching this vlog series. Next up for me is the PartyPoker Caribbean Poker Party, including two $10,000,000 guarantee events! Maybe the run good will continue!

Top 5 Mistakes Amateur Poker Players Make

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In this blog post, I am going to share with you five mistakes most amateur players make on a regular basis. If you stop making these mistakes, you will immediately see an increase to your win rate.

  1. Overplaying marginal made hands

Almost without fail, every time I play a major tournament where lots of people satellite in, I see an amateur vastly overplay a hand like A-A after the flop. They see a flop of J-9-5, think they have the nuts, and strive to get all-in. In reality, when 300 big blinds go into the pot in this spot, A-A is almost always crushed. Read More

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