Lou Krieger

The author of many best-selling poker books, including “Hold’em Excellence” and “Poker for Dummies”. A true ambassador of the game and one of poker’s greatest ever teachers.

You’re probably going to be a short-stack in every poker tournament you play so let’s examine the short-stack skills that’ll get you back into the game. Read more

A number of elements comprise small ball poker. Let’s look at them and explain why some small ball tactics belongs in every good poker player’s tool kit. Read more

In poker, great laydowns are hard to make. Let’s explore the elements of risk and reward along with several factors that could help with your decisions. Read more

Many poker players ignore flop texture when playing Texas hold’em and it is a costly mistake because an awareness of the flop’s texture is a powerful tool. Read more

Poker has changed more rapidly over the past few years than it has in the entirety of the game’s history. Some of these changes were subtle, almost imperceptible, while others represented big … Read more

While all good poker players have the skill to make tough decisions correctly more often than not, great players also have courage that supports their convictions. Read more

It may come as a surprise to you, but a large number of tournament poker players – the pros that you see every week on television, not the amateurs who take a … Read more

This is a story of a poker player who misread – or more likely, really never even took a good look – at his opponent’s stack size, and committed a very basic … Read more

Here’s a chance to review your poker game and correct any of these leaks. Remember, most of the money you’ll win at poker comes not from the brilliance of your own play, … Read more

The short little stack represents your entire poker tournament equity, and it means you’re in jeopardy. Now you have two tasks at hand: You have to protect your chips while simultaneously rebuilding … Read more

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