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<ul><li><p>WelcometotheGuerrillaPokerStrategyManualAllofthestrategyarticlesfromthisseriescanbefoundat:</p><p>http://www.guerrillapoker.comWhat is Guerrilla Poker? </p><p>Guerrilla Poker is a collection of guerrilla warfare strategies that have </p><p>practical applications in the game of poker. We have identified thirteen core </p><p>guerrilla strategies. </p><p>Our articles deal primarily with online Texas Hold'em games. Almost all of </p><p>the strategies on this site are most effective in heads-up cash games and Sit </p><p>and Go's. However, they are also very effective in six-max ring games and </p><p>Sit and Go's because the six-max format allows a significant amount of </p><p>opponent manipulation. </p><p>These articles are not written with full ring games in mind. Full ring games </p><p>are more mechanical, and the majority of your opponents will not notice you </p><p>at the tables unless you are leaking chips all over the place. If this is the </p><p>case, then you are certainly not playing guerrilla poker. </p><p>PlayPokeratPKRTheWorlds1stInteractive3DPokerRoomAmazing3DGraphicsReallyBadPlayers</p><p>ClickHeretoVisitPKRsWebsite </p></li><li><p>TableofContentsWhat is Guerrilla Poker?...................................................................................................................1#1 Forage on the Enemies Resources.....................................................................................3#2 - Attack the Enemy Where They Cannot Defend..............................................................5#3 - Remain Hidden to Avoid Counterattack............................................................................9#4 - Spread Out Your Forces........................................................................................................13#5 - Stay Mobile................................................................................................................................14#6 - Never Use The Same Tactics Twice..................................................................................17#7 - Exploit Weaknesses...............................................................................................................19#8 - Be Flexible.................................................................................................................................22#9 - Deceive Your Enemy..............................................................................................................23#10 - Gather Good Intelligence...................................................................................................26#11 - Know When to Withdraw..................................................................................................30#12 - Manage Logistics..................................................................................................................32#13 - Stay Calm and Focused......................................................................................................33</p></li><li><p>#1 Forage on the Enemies Resources </p><p>Guerrillas forage on their enemies resources. In this way their resources </p><p>damage the enemy in two ways: </p><p>1) They gain a weapon to use against their enemy. </p><p>2) Their enemy loses a weapon to attack them with. </p><p>Guerillas go into war with supplies, but try to avoid having to drain their </p><p>available resources by instead living off their enemy. This saves your </p><p>available resources for a time when they are badly needed. </p><p>Forage on Your Enemies Resources </p><p>In Poker, it is possible to forage on the enemy by using an effective short </p><p>stack strategy. That is, you invest a small amount in the game, and play </p><p>using a style designed to get that money in good, and double up. </p><p>Once you have doubled up, you are playing with only half of your own </p><p>resources, and half of the enemies. You can now use the enemys resources </p><p>to steal pots on the flop, as well as to double through them again. You may </p><p>even consider leaving the table once you have doubled up two or three </p><p>times, and starting fresh at a new table. </p><p>At a heads up table you can buy-in for a third of what your opponent does, </p><p>or less, and you will have much more potential profit than they will. One </p><p>double up and you are in a position to deal their chipstack a serious blow. </p></li><li><p>Do Not Allow an Enemy to Forage on Your Resources </p><p>There are two ways that you can allow an opponent to use your own </p><p>resources against you: </p><p>1) Playing a player who has bought in for a fraction of your own buy-</p><p>in. </p><p>The risk to reward ratio is heavily in the favor of your opponent in this kind </p><p>of situation. If you buy-in for $50 while your opponent has bought in for $10 </p><p>they are in a position to exploit you. Their maximum loss is $10, while their </p><p>maximum gain is $50. If a player attempts to sit at your heads-up table with </p><p>a fraction of your investment, kindly ask that they top up to a reasonable </p><p>amount. There is no point in playing a player who will not risk at least the </p><p>amount you will be risking. </p><p>2) If Your Enemy Takes a Buy-In from You, Reassess the Situation </p><p>When your opponent doubles up through you it is time to stop and think for </p><p>a second. There are many reasons why it may not be correct to reload and </p><p>attack again. </p><p>1) Your opponent may have more skill than you do. There are sharks </p><p>and there are fish. A guerrilla attacks weakness, not strength. Every time </p><p>you lose a buy-in you have to ask yourself whether you are in a profitable </p><p>situation. If you can win more from this player than you could from any </p><p>other player then you should stay. If not, you should find another player. In </p><p>a ring game, you have to analyze the entire table by asking yourself "Are </p><p>there better tables available?" </p><p>2) Your opponent may know more about your playing style than you </p><p>do of theirs. A new game against a fresh opponent may yield better results. </p></li><li><p>If you are having trouble reading your opponents bets, and they seem to be </p><p>reading your bets well then a new target is the way to go. Don't chase your </p><p>losses - find a new target. </p><p>If you wish to attack that enemy again you may consider watching them </p><p>play another opponent, and learn their strengths and weaknesses. Once that </p><p>player leaves, sit back down and try again. Your opponent will rarely realize </p><p>that you have been watching them play, and that you have completely </p><p>adjusted your playing style. In fact, they may have completely forgotten </p><p>that they just played you if youre lucky. </p><p>3) You may be on tilt. In many cases your opponent did not deserve </p><p>that buy-in because they got their money in behind, and got lucky. If that is </p><p>the case then you likely want to chase your buy-in because they really didn't </p><p>deserve to win. However, if you are chasing for that reason you may be </p><p>getting ready to play contrary to your usual style. Your head is not clear, </p><p>because you are upset that they beat you. If you can't fight with a clear </p><p>head, don't fight. A guerrilla fighter only attacks in advantageous situations, </p><p>and if you are upset about the last hand you are not in such a situation. </p><p>#2 - Attack the Enemy Where They Cannot Defend </p><p>Regular wars have traditionally involved two large forces colliding with the </p><p>stronger force winning the battle. Guerrilla fighting is different because </p><p>guerrillas avoid large conflicts, and prefer to have the tactical advantage by </p><p>selecting their fights, and making their enemies respond to them. </p></li><li><p>This means that they are ready for the fight, as they know the time and the </p><p>place, whereas their opponent must scramble to the location of the attack </p><p>because the enemy catches them by surprise at an unpredictable location. </p><p>You must avoid strength in poker. There are two main factors that you do </p><p>not want your opponents to have: </p><p>1) Position </p><p>2) The Lead </p><p>Position </p><p>Being out of position is strongly contradictory to the guerrilla way of warfare. </p><p>Guerrilla's attack on battlefields of their choice where their opponent is most </p><p>vulnerable. That means it is rarely correct to call a preflop raise if you will be </p><p>left out of position. It also necessitates folding some hands, such as KJ from </p><p>early positions such as Under the Gun. </p><p>Yes, you have to sometimes do battle from out of position. For example, if </p><p>you are dealt pocket Aces in the small blind then you really have no choice </p><p>but to fight out of position. However, your goal should always be to have </p><p>position where possible. </p><p>You have to size your raises preflop to discourage action from behind you, </p><p>while trying to bring along at least one early position player. In heads up </p><p>games, you also want to be aggressively raising on the dealer button, while </p><p>being more selective when your opponent has the dealer button. </p><p>You have to wait for a better spot with marginal hands in bad positions. </p><p>Guerrillas decide their battlefields. If you are unselective about the hands </p><p>you play, and the positions you play them from, then you are not playing </p></li><li><p>poker like a guerrilla. The deeper your stack, the more of a mistake it is to </p><p>play out of position. </p><p>The Lead </p><p>Guerrilla fighters do everything in their power to attack their enemy, while </p><p>simultaneously doing everything in their power to avoid being attacked by </p><p>the enemy. The reason is that the attacking force has all of the momentum. </p><p>By being the aggressor you set the rules of the engagement. </p><p>In poker the player with the lead in betting preflop will win the hand more </p><p>often than the player who calls the last preflop raise. The lead goes to the </p><p>last player who raised before the flop. Any players who just call that raise </p><p>are chasing their hand - that is they must significantly improve on the flop to </p><p>be able to continue. </p><p>The reality is, even the best hands will not improve to the point that you can </p><p>feel comfortable with your hand at least 2/3 times. The lower quality starting </p><p>hands miss even more. </p><p>A guerrilla fighter would not allow their opponent to be the aggressor while </p><p>they donated their resources to them in a series of battles that over the </p><p>long-run will give them advantage. </p><p>A guerrilla poker player would avoid entering a hand where their opponent </p><p>had the lead with a marginal hand. This includes a King with a kicker Jack or </p><p>lower, or an Ace with a kicker of Ten or lower. You will also run into </p><p>occasional problems with AJ and KQ, but in many situations it is correct to </p><p>play these hands without the lead. </p><p>The only hands you want to be calling with are hands that will either flop a </p><p>big hand (that are likely to be paid off if they hit), or will miss the flop </p></li><li><p>completely allowing you to safely fold them without playing a big pot where </p><p>you are outkicked. </p><p>Avoid Strength </p><p>Above all, if you don't have the lead make sure you have position. If neither </p><p>of these factors are in your favor then you are letting your opponent pick </p><p>where the battles will happen - a poor strategy. When your opponent has </p><p>either or both of these factors in their favor they are strong. When you have </p><p>them both in your favor you are strong. Avoid strength, and favor </p><p>battlegrounds where you have an advantage. </p><p>Another time when your opponent is strong is when they are representing </p><p>strength. If they raise preflop, and then again on the flop, and then again on </p><p>the turn they are showing strength. You have to either test their strength </p><p>(raise), or attack them at another time when they are weaker. </p><p>Avoid your enemy when they have strength. Attack them when you have </p><p>strength. This is how a guerrilla fighter picks their battles, and it is how you </p><p>should pick yours. </p><p>PlayPokeratPKRTheWorlds1stInteractive3DPokerRoomAmazing3DGraphicsReallyBadPlayers</p><p>ClickHeretoVisitPKRsWebsite </p></li><li><p>#3 - Remain Hidden to Avoid Counterattack </p><p>Guerrilla fighters go to great lengths to conceal their location and their </p><p>identity. If you are discovered, you will be attacked. Therefore, a guerrilla </p><p>fighters primary objective is to remain hidden. </p><p>In poker you also have to be invisible. You do not want people to remember </p><p>anything about how you play. This could neutralize any advantage you have </p><p>over them, or could even give them the advantage over you. Yet people are </p><p>always putting the spotlight on themselves at the poker tables. </p><p>The following strategies will help you to remain anonymous at the poker </p><p>tables: </p><p>Do Not Show Your Cards </p><p>Showing your hand will almost always do more damage than good. You are </p><p>giving your opponents free information about how you play. Some advanced </p><p>players skillfully show their cards at the absolute perfect times to set up a </p><p>future play. If you can do this then congratulations, you have added another </p><p>weapon to your arsenal. </p><p>However, the vast majority of people just show their hand when they feel </p><p>like it. They may be proud of a big bluff they pulled off, or they may be </p><p>upset that they didn't get any action with their Aces. Conceal your cards at </p><p>all cost; your opponents will use the information against you. </p><p>There is another aspect to this, and this is showing your hand at the </p><p>showdown. If possible, avoid showdowns. If you have the nuts you clearly </p><p>don't want to be scaring your opponents out of the hand, so you will be </p><p>making bets that will ensure you earn some profits from your hand. </p></li><li><p>However, in general, it is best to win a hand without having to see a </p><p>showdown. When you do this you win in two ways: 1) You win the pot 2) </p><p>You conceal your methods. If you do see a showdown, make a quick mental </p><p>note of what your opponents have seen, and if possible use that to your </p><p>advantage. </p><p>When you do show your cards, whether it be voluntarily or at the showdown, </p><p>always make adjustments to your strategy to compensate. If a guerrilla </p><p>fighter inflicted damage on their enemy, they wouldn't continue to attack </p><p>that same point indiscriminately. </p><p>They would acknowledge that their enemy will now make adjustments to </p><p>their strategy in response, and they would attempt to predict what those </p><p>adjustments are. They would also make adjustments to their own strategy, </p><p>and in many cases would abandon that line of attack completely in favor of a </p><p>new method of attack. </p><p>When you show something about yourself, always figure out how that will </p><p>affect your opponents strategy, and make adjustments to counter the new </p><p>strategy. </p><p>Do Not Chat </p><p>Chatting at the table is contrary to a guerrilla style of play in so many ways. </p><p>Guerrillas strive to be invisible - indistinguishable from the civilian </p><p>population. Your goal at the poker table should be the same. </p><p>One thing that can be profitable to say in chat is "nh". Also, if a player </p><p>comments on their own play, you may also wish to acknowledge that you </p><p>understand why they made the call they did. You want to encourage them to </p></li><li><p>make loose calls against you. However, keep it short and simple because </p><p>you want to be invisible. </p><p>When you berate a player for their loose call they may tighten up their </p><p>calling requirements, which benefit nobody. But when you are nice to a </p><p>player, and they know that you will not make fun of their play they are </p><p>actually more likely to play poorly against you. </p><p>Against you they will say to themselv...</p></li></ul>