Poker Strategy

Welcome to our Poker Strategy Articles section. Poker is a game of strategy. Anyone that tells you differently is ignorant or a losing poker player. If you study the game and the strategies, you will understand the tactics to becoming a winning player, improve your game, and ultimately win money. We at ITH have accumulated the most comprehensive collection of texas holdem articles to help you learn, gain confidence and most importantly WIN.

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  • Bankroll Management (6)
  • General Concepts & Commentary (14)
  • Limit Texas Holdem (14)
  • No Limit Holdem (2)
  • Omaha Hi-Lo (5)
  • Poker Charts (1)
  • Poker Odds & Expected Value (3)
  • Poker Psychology (12)
  • Poker Tells (2)
  • Poker Theory (13)
  • Poker Tips for Beginners (3)
  • Poker Tournament Strategy (18)
  • Pot Limit Omaha (31)
  • Short-Handed Texas Holdem (2)



  • The Power of the Big Draw

    The Power of the Big Draw

    the strength and strategic advantages of having big drawing hands in Omaha poker, particularly in deep-stack situations, explaining how these hands can dominate the game dynamics, allow for aggressive betting without fear of being priced out, and offer significant implied value when they hit
    Some Pot-Limit Omaha Hands

    Some Pot-Limit Omaha Hands

    detailed strategy analysis of specific hands played in a pot-limit Omaha game at The Venetian in Las Vegas, illustrating various scenarios such as a delayed double-barrel bluff on a paired board, picking off a bluff by check-calling, and executing a delayed dry-ace bluff
    Why Do Players Go on Tilt?

    Why Do Players Go on Tilt?

    the psychological and emotional reasons behind poker players going on tilt, emphasizing that while bad beats and losses can trigger tilt, other factors like emotions, fatigue, boredom, and even alcohol can also contribute
    Seat Selection in PLO

    Seat Selection in PLO

    the importance of choosing the right seat in Pot-Limit Omaha poker, highlighting the strategic advantage of having tight players on one's left and aggressive players or those with bigger stacks on the right, to optimize control and play with positional advantage
    Profile of a Typical Omaha Hi-Lo Fish

    Profile of a Typical Omaha Hi-Lo Fish

    common characteristics of inexperienced Omaha Hi-Lo players, highlighting their tendencies to play too loosely, misconceptions about hand quality and pot dynamics, and their lack of adaptability to the changing value of hands post-flop, ultimately providing insights into how seasoned players can exploit these weaknesses
    Starting Hand Chart

    Starting Hand Chart

    detailed hand charts to guide players on how to optimally play their starting hands in Texas Holdem, offering specific strategies based on one's position at the table and emphasizing the significance of making informed preflop decisions to gain an edge over opponents
    When to Raise Draws for Value

    When to Raise Draws for Value

    strategic considerations of when to raise or call with drawing hands in poker, emphasizing the importance of understanding the value of one's draw in relation to the number of opponents and pot dynamics, while also touching on concepts like semibluffing and seeking free cards
    Poker Bankroll Management : Will I Go Broke?

    Poker Bankroll Management : Will I Go Broke?

    intricacies of managing a poker bankroll, emphasizing the importance of making informed decisions, understanding variance and earn rate, and adopting strategies to minimize the risk of depleting one's bankroll, while also discussing the balance between short-term variance and long-term earn rate in determining optimal play and bankroll strategies
    6 Reasons to Start Playing Omaha Hi Lo

    6 Reasons to Start Playing Omaha Hi Lo

    the advantages of playing Pot Limit Omaha Hi Lo, highlighting its simplicity compared to other poker games, the opportunity to beat loose games at low limits, its lower variance, the excitement it offers, its suitability for bonus chasers, and how it can expand a player's poker horizons
    Am I Delusional?

    Am I Delusional?

    author's poker strategy after bluffing off 125 big blinds, analyzing the hand in detail, and seeking feedback from the poker community to determine if the play was justified or a result of delusional thinking
    Pot-Limit Omaha: The PokerTek Angle

    Pot-Limit Omaha: The PokerTek Angle

    he potential of pot-limit Omaha (PLO) games in Las Vegas, emphasizing the advantages of PokerTek's electronic poker tables in making PLO more accessible and affordable for players, and how these tables can cater to both new and existing poker players by offering smaller stakes games
    Variable-Ratio Reinforcement

    Variable-Ratio Reinforcement

    psychological concept of variable-ratio reinforcement, explaining how it's used in gambling scenarios like slot machines to regulate player behavior, and hints at its application in pot-limit Omaha poker, particularly in relation to continuation-betting strategies