PokerStars strategy: Negreanu explains the madness of Viffer

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While you may go straight to or click through direct to look at the fantastic tuition videos at, the PokerStars Blog is now serving up weekly slices of strategy pie. It's tasty, it's wholesome and it might just help you win your next tournament/sit-and-go/cash game session (delete as appropriate).

The new section - resurrected after a long, long rest to be 100% accurate - can be found by clicking on the header marked 'Strategy' at the top of the blog. You'll be taken through articles and snippets of videos that will help you improve your game. We'll be posting up a number of shortened segments from Everything Poker, a tuition show hosted by the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier and Liv Boeree, which have been put into bite-sized bundles by our pals at You can go and watch the full episodes any time you want by clicking through to the Everything Poker section on If you're new to poker then these episodes are a must-see and, perhaps more importantly, if you're an experienced player and are fed up of friends, family and colleagues asking you to teach them how to play yet again then simply direct them through to that link. It's a life-saver.

Today's snippet, of interest whatever your level, is a great $92,000 all-in bluff on the river with nine-high by David 'Viffer' Peat. Beyond the ballsy move, there's plenty to learn about in the two-minute clip so click below and learn with Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu.


...even if he does look a little crazy himself

If you'd like to learn something a little more in-depth then take a look at the video below. Okay, I think we underplayed it: it's Team PokerStars Pro Ville Wahlbeck talking through how to beat $4/$8 8-game starting with limit triple draw 2-7 lowball. While that might not be your cup of tea it does go to show what breadth of strategy content is available to watch on the PokerSchoolOnline channel at And you can always jet through direct to PokerSchoolOnline too.

Every week we'll release a couple of videos onto the PokerStars Blog. If you want to be kept up to speed then sign up to the @PokerStarsBlog Twitter account.


If Howard had learnt his lesson sooner he might still be smiling

Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in Strategy