This Hand-Pack includes 14 hands illustrating key concepts necessary to win in low-stakes cash games. Not only will you learn the correct plays to make, but you'll get to see the reasons and thought processes behind each move. Some of the hands are straightforward, but some require deep thinking and analysis, where even pros may argue about what the optimal play is.
This Hand-Pack takes you through 15 critical hands played in the 2012 WPT L.A. Poker Classic, with in-depth analysis into key decisions. We go through three days of the event, from early to middle tournament stages, experiencing increasing blind levels, pre- and post-ante play, and deep- and short-stack decision making. We play a number of hands from day two, sitting at the live featured table with some of the game’s top pros including Jason Mercier, Erick Lindgren, and Matt Berkey. You'll get to experience the situations first-hand, and not only learn all the right moves, but learn why every move is made so you can incorporate high-level poker thinking into all aspects of your game. A must have if you want to start thinking like the pros!
This Hand-Pack includes 24 premium starting hands. Learn how to maximize the value of premium hands and minimize the risk of going broke. Optimize your game in different positions, against opponents with various styles, and when facing a variety of board textures. See how aggression can actually save you from disasters.
This second Hand-Pack of The Playbook series includes 26 hands that demonstrate just how much value we gain by expanding our range beyond premium holdings. Here our focus shifts from premium holdings to the broader part of our range, or what we previously thought of as ‘trouble hands’. This range, consisting of broadway holdings (KQ-KT, QJ, JT, etc.), medium pairs (77-JJ), unsuited AT-AQ, as well as suited A-x, was previously deemed unplayable due to the tight nature of the weak players in most games. However, as game dynamics change and drift further toward the loose-aggressive side, so too does our range of profitable hands.
Many players let the fear of post-flop play with a marginal holding prevent them from gaining full value. Ironically, because of their apprehension they too often end up playing a style in which all they can do is win the minimum with the best of it or lose the maximum with the worst of it. A common example being when a tight player opens pre-flop for an abnormally large raise, and upon stealing the blinds he tables JJ, thrilled to have avoided a confrontation. The Playbook shines a spotlight on common fears and mistakes made by novice players at all levels.
This Hand Pack includes 20 hands in various stages in fast tournaments where blinds are quickly increasing. Learn how to modify your strategy as stack sizes fluctuate, as the tournament rapidly progresses, and as opponents quickly come and go. This Hand-Pack will teach you how to get to the final table with a large stack and a great shot to win, instead of with a short stack and a great shot at an early exit.
This advanced pack provides difficult situations combined with detailed analysis from poker pro Antonio Esfandiari. The pack includes hands illustrating Antonio's unique style and his logic behind what casual observers often consider madness. Antonio reveals many of his secrets, including moves that should only be attempted by the most experienced players.
This advanced pack contains 17 hands with detailed reasoning and analysis, targeted at the sophisticated player, with comprehensive explanations to benefit any student of the game. Experience high-stakes cash game strategies, where the implied odds, relative chip stacks, position, and players’ tendencies become the crucial considerations, often eclipsing the hand's strength. Learn how to be a winner; regardless of luck or what cards you are dealt.
This pack will benefit players of all levels. Amir reveals his thinking and analysis when playing 22 key hands from the 2009 WSOP Main Event, where he made it to the money. The pack starts at the first level of Day 1 and takes you deep into Day 5. Learn how pros think during a major tournament and how they target and exploit amateurs. Do not fall prey to the pros! This pack will help you learn their strategies and fight back.
This introductory Hand-Pack includes 8 hands illustrating key concepts for making good poker decisions. Learn the basics of how to maximize a hand's value and minimize potential losses. Review poker terminology. Get acquainted with the concepts of expressed odds, implied odds, fold equity, and hand range analysis. Highly recommended for casual players before buying more advanced Hand-Packs.
This Hand-Pack includes a collection of 23 final table hands. The first hand starts when 9 players are left out of about 280 in a live tournament starting with 3,000 chips. The payouts are steep, with first place getting most of the money. Follow Jonathan, who starts as the chip leader, as he navigates all the way to a heads-up battle. Learn professional strategies, such as how to abuse mid-stacked opponents, how to deal with short-stacked all-ins, and how to pick up the limps and the blinds with no contest. Discover how the pros continuously accumulate chips while minimizing the risk of elimination.
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This Hand-Pack includes 21 actual hands Antonio Esfandiari played in "The Big One for One Drop" $1 Million buy-in tournament at the 2012 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, in which he won $18.3M. You'll learn his thought process, hand by hand and move by move, as he took on the world's best players, like 12-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, high-stakes UK pro Sam Trickett, online ace Brian Rast and poker-loving billionaire Guy Laliberte of Cirque du Soleil. Learn how Antonio adjusted his play to exploit each opponent's skill and mindset, and discover how subtle observations, like who was talking to whom during the breaks, helped Antonio to victory.
This Hand-Pack includes 17 hands recently played by Jonathan at a $50 online heads-up tournament. Being consistently in the action, learn how to decieve your opponent in this exciting mind game. See how Jonathan maximizes position's advantage, steals a lot of pots while making sure not to go crazy bluffing away his stack.
This Hand-Pack includes 5 hands that highlight mistakes often made due to a lack of forward thinking. All players are guilty of falling into cruise control when hand strength and position appear to dictate a standard play. See how sometimes standard plays may place you in awkward spots the expert would avoid.
This Hand-Pack, the third installment of The Playbook series, includes 24 hands that challenge the user with difficult post-flop dynamics. See how to proceed in multiway pots, or when an over-card falls while you're holding a strong pocket pair. "Sticky Spots" introduces our first in-depth look at post-flop play, with a heavy emphasis on board texture. By examining the specific spots that make us all a little uncomfortable at the table, we will be able to avoid those big mistakes that can cripple a bankroll.
This Hand-Pack includes 50 hands where your only play is the pre-flop decision. The is where amateur players frequently make mistakes that put them in awkward positions or cause them to lose value after the flop. Learn how to combine your position, hand-strength and knowledge of your opponents to make the optimal decisions. See when you may need to fold QQ or KK in certain situations or re-raise with marginal hands such as A4 off suit in others.
This Hand-Pack, the fourth installment of The Playbook series, includes 25 hands that challenge you playing against recreational players who may shy away from aggression and prefer what they wrongly believe is a "safer" passive play. Learn how to exploit chronic limpers and when to open limp, limp behind a previous limper, or attack a limper with a raise. Strengthen your postflop skills in multi-way flops, often occur in this dynamic. See how to adjust your game according to different stack-to-pot ratios against various recreational characters.
This Hand-Pack contains 22 critical hands from Jonathan Little's recent trip to Europe, where he competed in several major poker tournaments. Every tournament has those few crucial hands, the ones that you look back on and replay in your head, over and over, long after the tournament has ended. They may include your bust-out hand, a timely double-up, or just a very marginal spot. Either way, they shaped the course of your tournament. This pack will take you through those key hands from several tournaments that Jonathan played in Europe. With your stack at risk in every hand of a no-limit tournament, you must plan ahead to figure out when it is best to build a large pot, and when you are better off preserving valuable chips. This pack helps you see the difference.
This is a new format that puts your poker knowledge to the test. The pack contains 12 hands from a no-limit cash game, but the catch is that there are no comments whatsoever. ProCoins are awarded accordingly for good decisions, but the in-depth analysis from our professionals is deliberately left out. This is a great way to test and evaluate your game. Find out if you have mastered the poker concepts covered in all the previous 'Playbook' hand-packs. Complete 'The Playbook Challenge' with a passing grade (75/108) and receive a 60% discount on a 45-minute coaching lesson from the Playbook author, Matt Berkey. To redeem the discounted rate contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org with a screenshot of your Challenge score. As a follow-up, we also have 'The Playbook Challenge Revealed' hand-pack available, which has the exact same 12 hands, and does include expert comments and analysis from Matt Berkey. Take the challenge, and then see how you compare to the best.
This pack is the follow-up to 'The Playbook Challenge' pack. Here, Matt Berkey takes you through the same 12 hands, only this time he provides his usual in-depth analysis for each decision. Find out if your thought process is in line with that of the pros, and get an incredibly useful evaluation of your play. See which parts of your game are strong, and which could use some more work. This pack is most valuable after attempting 'The Playbook Challenge' pack first, but its thorough comments and analysis will obviously be helpful on their own, as well.
Challenge yourself to 63 decisions to see if you can identify when to be the aggressor and when to stay out of the way. See how the pro recognizes and steers clear of potentially disastrous situations before they arise. In low-stakes cash games your opponents will routinely put themselves in positions to make huge mistakes. Avoiding those spots yourself will often be enough to make you a huge winner. Let your opponents face poker pitfalls, while you easily avoid them and watch the money flow your way.
Learn how to adjust and exploit your opponents' styles and habits. See how a top-level professional would crush your low-stakes home game by using his expertise at a table full of amateurs. Be the best player among your friends, and consistently dominate your home game.This hand-pack includes 76 decisions during a simulated real-life session.
Learn the ins and outs of high-stakes tournament play. This Hand-Pack covers several important concepts including aggressive pre-flop moves, tricky post-flop scenarios, adjusting to the mix of amateurs and top pros, and how to play varying stack sizes, including how to best utilize a big stack. Play 32 critical hands from all stages of the $10,000 buy-in 2012 Partouche Poker Tour Grand Final in Paris, France, where Dan O'Brien finished in 4th place for over $500,000. See how Dan navigated through the tough field of 573 players, all the way to the final table.
Learn how to maintain and build your stack when it is under 18 big blinds. Do not simply wait around for a strong hand, demolishing your chances of winning the tournament. Learn from the pro how to identify the best opportunities to steal the blinds, while at the same time giving yourself a reasonable chance to double-up.
In 10 hands, learn from poker professional Jonathan Little how to play small pairs in various common situations. See how your opponent's tendencies and stack sizes determine the proper strategy. You will also learn how to switch strategies in later betting rounds if necessary. Maximize the value of your hand by correctly determining when to enter a pot to try to make a set, winning by having the best hand, winning by bluffing, and even folding a huge hand.
In 15 hands, learn from poker professional Jonathan Little how to play medium pairs in various common situations. See how your opponent's tendencies and stack sizes determine the proper strategy. You will learn how to switch strategies in later betting rounds if necessary. Maximize the value of your hand by correctly determining when to enter a pot to try to make a set, winning by having the best hand, winning by bluffing, and even folding a made set or strong, but vulnerable pairs such as JJ and TT.
In 10 hands you will combat overly aggressive opponents. Learn how to face aggressive players who come in many types and apply aggression in various ways. See how to adjust your play based on the opponents' specific aggression tendencies.
How should you proceed when you flop a draw? In 10 hands, learn how to figure out your draw's strength as well as how to plan ahead in order to maximize value whether you complete your draw or not. See how professionals evaluate their draws and, depending on each specific situation, may play a draw as the nuts or quickly fold.
How do you play connectors correctly? Connectors are the speculative hands you hope may give you a flush, straight or premium draw on the flop. In 10 hands, Jonathan Little will reveal to you how to make the most of your suited and unsuited connectors. He will show you how and when to bluff with connectors as well as how to maximize your winnings when you are fortunate enough to hit your draws. You must learn how to avoid the common mistakes that devour your profits. By the end of this hand-pack, you will understand why so many professionals love connectors.
If you want to move up the ladder from the low-stakes cash game this pack is for you. In a 18 hands race track, be in the driver's seat with the pro at your side, facing tougher opponents, larger chip stacks, and bigger decisions. Learn how to employ new tools, such as 3-betting and 4-betting and trapping, to maximize your value. Sharpen your skills of reading table dynamics, perfectly sizing your bets, and avoiding the tough spots that are common facing experienced opponents. Whether you want to move up to the higher game as a casual player or just learn some strategies for tougher tables, this hand-pack will provide valuable insights into the way one of the world best cash player navigates more complex situations presented as you progress beyond the typical 1/2 no limit hold'em.
In this handpack, cash game coach and specialist Matthew Sands will walk you through 13 challenging pocket jack hands. Integrated into the hand analysis are some of the latest tactical strategies and concepts – many of which have not been covered in previous Insta Poker Coach hand-packs.