PokerStars Strategy: Watch video, win, repeat

strategy thumbnail.pngThe PokerStars Blog has always been about informing and entertaining but, unlike a public service broadcaster, we've always steered clear of the educational side of things. No longer. From now on if you look skyward you'll see a new section at the top of the blog titled 'Strategy.' Click on that and it will take you directly to videos and articles all aimed at helping you boost your game and in the process increase the chances that you will appear on the blog with a Sunday Million-this or a WCOOP-that title to your name.

Thankfully you won't have to listen to how we at the PokerStars Blog would muddle through playing pocket jacks on a queen-high board* because we have a wealth of poker glitterati to call upon. That's right, we have the crack commandos of the poker world, Team PokerStars Pro and Team Online, waiting to abseil in to provide us with top quality strategy the second we ring the strategy hotline. Unless, of course, they happen to be going deep in an EPT Super High Roller or are playing in a juicy cash game... which is quite often. In fact, the hotline has never worked. We tend to send them an email and keep our fingers crossed. We get there in the end.

*The multiple choice answer would be 'd) badly'.

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"What did Eugene say about three-bet shoving ranges?"

The fact remains that we have the best and brightest in the game (think Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Eugene Katchalov, ElkY and Randy Lew) willing to impart their collective poker wisdom to you right here at the PokerStars Blog, and and each week we'll be posting up two great strategy videos - one aimed at those fresh to the game and one for intermediate players looking to push their game onto the next level. Here are your first two:

Pro analysis from Daniel Negreanu

That was just a small clip from episode 1.2 of Everything Poker. You can start from the beginning with the full 25 minute episode by going to's Everything Poker section. Check out the channels page while you're there for all the best action from the best PokerStars shows, tours and online tournaments.

If you think you know your three-bets from your four-flushes already and want more analysis than purely instruction then maybe you should check out our PokerSchoolOnline content. In the clip below Team PokerStars Pro Matthias de Meulder takes you through a 43-minute session four-tabling $25NL.

There's also a wealth of articles in the PokerStars Blog strategy section which you can have a look at and in the coming weeks and months they'll be a whole lot more.

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.

Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in Strategy