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If you’re taking poker seriously in 2020 then you’ll know the importance of studying. Whether it’s going through your hand histories or watching training videos, it’s a must.

But could some of your study routines actually be holding you back?

Read on to find out.


  • 3 common poker study pitfalls to avoid
  • Bad reasons…for betting
  • New PLO strategy videos
  • Spin & Go Reloaded – Exploiting Weak Tight Regulars
  • How to play overpairs multi-way

3 common poker study pitfalls to avoid

“As newer and inexperienced players start trying to learn and improve, doing hand analysis is a natural part of that process.

“Taking a hand you’ve played and asking for feedback or discussion on the hand helps stimulate the thought process, introduces you to lines or considerations that hadn’t occurred to you, and helps expand your knowledge base through the collaboration.

“But players often initially gravitate towards asking the wrong questions or focusing on the wrong things, which can stifle the learning process. Let’s focus on pitfalls players tend to fall into.”

Read Dave “TheLangolier” Roemer’s ‘3 common poker study pitfalls to avoid’ here.

Bad reasons…for betting

In Pete Clarke’s new article series, he’s debunking all of the bad reasons for doing things in poker. This week, it’s bad reasons for betting.

“As a professional coach, I find myself wading through seas of bad reasons for actions every day and explaining why they don’t work,” Clarke writes. “It is much easier to see the right reasons for making a play when you have cleared out all of the garbage thoughts which tempt you towards a line.”

Check out ‘Bad reasons…for betting’ here.

New PLO strategy videos

PokerStars School added two new Pot Limit Omaha strategy videos this week.

Part 6 of the PLO: Beyond the basics series looks at facing c-bets:

While Part 7 focuses on opening from the small blind:

Spin & Go Reloaded – Exploiting Weak Tight Regulars

Nick and James from OP-Poker continue their Spin & Go Reloaded video series this week by focusing on how you can exploit the weak tight regulars you face in the three-handed format.

Have a watch:


How to play overpairs multi-way

Dave “TheLangolier” Roemer is back with reviews of hands taken from the PokerStars Discord.

Here, Dave completes his two-parter on playing overpairs to the board in a multi-way pot.

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