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Strategy Monkey

I'm such a clever little monkey, I hunt down accessible beginner/intermediate poker strategy and collect it for The Poker Baffer. Tell me what you want to know about, and I'll monkey sniff it out!

Poker Plays You Can Use: LAGs

I think I am most often a loose, aggressive player, so I'm always interested in listening to strategies on how to beat them, it can only help my game. This guy's voice is a bit robotic, I think he's reading... Continue Reading →

Preflop Concepts: Ed Miller

Ed Miller, with his spectacular, background-blending hair is back with some interesting pre-flop concept insights. He lists this as "advanced", but I disagree. While the pace of the video is fairly fast, the content is definitely relevant to beginner/intermediate players.... Continue Reading →

Basic Understanding Of ICM: I See Monies

"Understanding ICM is advanced strategy, and I don't want to make beginner players sweat about yet another load of mathematical bullshit that makes poker boring; but sometimes a principle is important, and you only need the principle here."

How To Play Sets And Trips

My favourite, James "Splitsuit" Sweeney, with 35mins on playing flopped sets/trips. Don't be put off by the things you don't know. This is a massively valuable learning skill; do not let what you don't know dent your learning ego- NOBODY... Continue Reading →

Opening Ranges And Continuing Ranges

22 very useful minutes from James "Splitsuit" Sweeney on understanding an opponent's range and using that information to identify good bluffing/value spots. As usual, he hits the ground running, but if you get a bit lost at the start, stick... Continue Reading →

Playing 99/TT/JJ Preflop and Postflop

A 35min video from James "Splitsuit" Sweeney on various ways to tackle these tricky hands from various spots. It uses real hand examples and discusses various lines and approaches. It is (just about!) beginner level strategy, but you do need... Continue Reading →

How To Size Your Bets

This is a 45min intermediate strategy video, from James "Splitsuit" Sweeney, about optimizing your bet sizes to improve your win rate. It's very detailed, with precise advice and some excellent visual representations. One of my favourite things about this video... Continue Reading →

Stack Building In MTTs

20 mins from Evan atĀ gripsed.comĀ on mid/late stage stack building in MTTs. It's beginner strategy, but I think this is relevant to a lot of experienced players, especially cash players who don't play many tourneys, or smaller field players who occasionally... Continue Reading →

Simple Poker Maths: Andy Bloch

This guy is very clever, he has a long list of qualifications and achievements in poker, and life in general. My favourite fact about him is that he was part of the MIT BlackJack team that was featured in book... Continue Reading →

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