Advanced & Complete Poker Guides

This a collection of the complete poker guides I’ve written. They are longer, more in-depth, and just right for players looking for a lil’ something extra. Make sure to set aside some time to really digest these articles and use the links within them to continue answering your questions and developing a solid +EV strategy instead of just an ABC poker strategy.

If you come up with any questions while reading these, feel free to ask me directly by going to www.splitsuit.com/ask. Enjoy!

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C-Betting Bluffs On Multi-Way Flops

You raise preflop and unexpectedly get multiple callers. Now you see a flop and totally miss. Should you c-bet the flop multi-way, even though you have a weak hand? Should you bluff on flops with multiple players? It certainly feels weak to keep check-folding Ace-high and weak pairs, but what goes into making a +EV […]

10 Hard Poker Hands

Some poker hands are easy, and you know exactly what to do with them. But there are some hard poker hands that can make or break your winrate. To help you practice your poker skills, I created this 10 hand poker quiz that tests your ability to estimate what your opponents are playing AND what line you should take in some common preflop situations.

How To Play Gutshots In Poker

Gutshots, also known as ‘inside straight draws’ are just one kind of draw you catch in poker. The typical definition of a gutshot is that you have 4 cards to improve your draw, which is only half of the number of outs you’d have with an open-ended straight draw (OESD). To visualize this, say the […]

Equilab Quick Start Guide [Poker Software]

PokerStove used to be my go-to poker equity calculator, but overtime I’ve upgraded to Equilab.  Equilab, a free piece of software from PokerStrategy.com, is like PokerStove on steroids with some elements of Flopzilla thrown in for good measure.  So I fully suggest that you stop using PokerStove and start using Equilab.  If you’ve never used […]

How To Play Ace King When It Misses?

It’s little wonder that the biggest question players have regarding flop play with AK is “what to do when we miss?” As you already know, AK will have Ace-high a huge 67% of the time after the flop. Many of the difficulties with AK occur in 3-bet pots for the following 2 simple reasons: 1. AK […]

Optimizing Your Bubble Decisions In Poker Tournaments

The bubble stage of a tournament presents the greatest opportunity for chip accumulation. However, it also often leads to the most costly blunders in a tournament. Walking the bubble tight-rope can be tricky so let’s go through important points that will help you navigate through your next tournament bubble as profitably as possible. Giving yourself […]

What Is Your Poker Time Worth?

Everything has a cost – even things that are free. I want to talk about my favorite tool in the world. No, you didn’t accidentally stumble on my ‘SplitSuit Goes Camping’ blog where I discuss some awesome 94-in-1 flashlight. My favorite tool in the world is money. If you already view money as a tool, […]

How Would I Learn Poker From Scratch In 2018?

When I first entered poker back in 2004, the landscape was quite different than it is today. Back during the ‘Moneymaker Boom’ there were a couple poker forums worth visiting, a few pieces of poker software, and a limited number of books that deserved a read. Now, the poker learning landscape is 100% different. There […]

What Are The Most Common Poker Leaks?

Every poker player has leaks. Some are more obvious than others – but we all have them. Yes, even Phil Ivey has leaks in his game. He just leaks in more refined ways than the fishy calling station at your local card room. A leak is an area in a poker players game that consistently […]

Folding In Poker (& How 89% Of Players Get It Wrong)

Folding is the least sexy topic in poker. Folding is just so…final. Your cards hit the muck, you concede the pot to your opponent, and you’re off to the next hand. But the honest truth is that poker players fall into two main categories: 1. Players that fold far too often 2. Players that fold […]

Studying Tournament Poker

You have been playing well for hours and finally make the final table of a tournament. This is an opportunity you do NOT want to squander – but your results at this point are governed by luck, preparation, and mental game. The truth is, if you don’t prepare correctly, you are left relying on luck […]

Poker Work: Getting More From Every Exploration

Over the last year I have released three poker workbooks. These are first-of their kind workbooks that guide you through the hand reading/range building process and layout the kind of intense study that most players know they truly need. That being said, I get an endless amount of emails that go something like this: “I […]

Are Poker Workbooks Right For You?

My goal, when I started creating these workbooks, was to help players like you develop your hand reading skill set through guided exercises. To help you work through the same repetitions that I did when I was growing as a player. To help you explore the spots that impact your win rate in every session. […]

How To Review Your Own Poker Hands (& Practice Faster)

You already know that studying poker is important if you truly wish to grow as a player and compete at a higher level. One of the most valuable resources when it comes to studying is not a new video course or a classic book – it’s actually your own poker hands. Reviewing the hands that […]

The Best Preflop Plays, Lines, And Strategy

Preflop poker can be tricky. Make mistakes, take the wrong lines, or implement the wrong strategy and you set yourself up for a very -EV hand. This quiz challenges your preflop ability by taking you through 15 different hands to see what your exact play would be. After you take the quiz, continue watching the […]

Pro Answers To Hand Reading Poker Questions

Welcome back. If you’ve been following me for a while, we just concluded a 4-part series going through hand 15 of the Live Poker Player’s Workbook. We went through a complete hand from $1/$2 live and broke it down street-by-street, action-by-action, and built down ranges every step of the way. If you haven’t already seen […]

Studying Poker – The Ultimate Week-Long Study Guide

Today I want to talk to you about studying poker, and more specifically, sharing my study routine with you. This is especially useful if you don’t already have one, but if you do have a study routine, maybe you can take bits and pieces of this and make improvements on yours. The thing that we […]

Building Precise Ranges At 6max

Hand reading is the lifeblood of poker. Good players are always working to assign correct ranges throughout a hand, and the best players can narrow their opponent’s range with great precision. If you are not already working to hand read better in your 6max games – you are leaving heaps of money on the table. […]

Are You Folding Too Much? (Hint: Yes!)

The average poker player goes through a very similar path of progression. They start as a fish who calls too often and folds too rarely. Then they get punished for that and eventually learn that they need to fold some of those junk hands. And then eventually they learn how to put those junk hands […]

Building Live Poker Ranges

To help you improve your range building process I created this mini-series where we dissect a hand together – going street-by-street and action-by-action to assign precise ranges. This is the actual process I use when studying poker off-table and exactly how my brain processes information in real-time…and you will get stronger with it the more […]

How To Use Blockers When Counting Combos

Hand reading is the cornerstone of solid poker. When you know what your opponent has, it’s far easier to apply pressure, hero call correctly, and take more profitable lines. Combos and blockers are huge assets when it comes hand reading, and when you have this skill hammered down you can dissect their range with absolute […]

Why A Math-Driven Approach To Poker Is Powerful

Poker is a game of math. The math can range from simple things like figuring out the size of the pot to very complex things like calculating the EV of multi-street plays. But poker is also a social/psychological game where tells, psychology, and dynamics come into play. Players that approach the game solely through the social […]

How To Think About Ranges (Now With Pie!)

Truth be told, I’m a very visual person. I’m also a very mathematically-oriented person. So being able to visualize math-based things is crucial for me when trying to learn and use something. So when I began studying hand ranges and learning how to exploit various ranges, I created a simple model to help me visualize […]

Semi-Bluff Shove Poker Math

There are very few things in poker that are more fun than shoving. And if you are considering doing more 5bet bluff shoving preflop or semi-bluff jamming postflop, then understanding the math behind it is crucial. In this video I explain when and how to expand the math to make sure you are solving the […]