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  • WelcometotheGuerrillaPokerStrategyManualAllofthestrategyarticlesfromthisseriescanbefoundat:

    http://www.guerrillapoker.comWhat is Guerrilla Poker?

    Guerrilla Poker is a collection of guerrilla warfare strategies that have

    practical applications in the game of poker. We have identified thirteen core

    guerrilla strategies.

    Our articles deal primarily with online Texas Hold'em games. Almost all of

    the strategies on this site are most effective in heads-up cash games and Sit

    and Go's. However, they are also very effective in six-max ring games and

    Sit and Go's because the six-max format allows a significant amount of

    opponent manipulation.

    These articles are not written with full ring games in mind. Full ring games

    are more mechanical, and the majority of your opponents will not notice you

    at the tables unless you are leaking chips all over the place. If this is the

    case, then you are certainly not playing guerrilla poker.

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  • 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

  • #1 Forage on the Enemies Resources

    Guerrillas forage on their enemies resources. In this way their resources

    damage the enemy in two ways:

    1) They gain a weapon to use against their enemy.

    2) Their enemy loses a weapon to attack them with.

    Guerillas go into war with supplies, but try to avoid having to drain their

    available resources by instead living off their enemy. This saves your

    available resources for a time when they are badly needed.

    Forage on Your Enemies Resources

    In Poker, it is possible to forage on the enemy by using an effective short

    stack strategy. That is, you invest a small amount in the game, and play

    using a style designed to get that money in good, and double up.

    Once you have doubled up, you are playing with only half of your own

    resources, and half of the enemies. You can now use the enemys resources

    to steal pots on the flop, as well as to double through them again. You may

    even consider leaving the table once you have doubled up two or three

    times, and starting fresh at a new table.

    At a heads up table you can buy-in for a third of what your opponent does,

    or less, and you will have much more potential profit than they will. One

    double up and you are in a position to deal their chipstack a serious blow.

  • Do Not Allow an Enemy to Forage on Your Resources

    There are two ways that you can allow an opponent to use your own

    resources against you:

    1) Playing a player who has bought in for a fraction of your own buy-

    in.

    The risk to reward ratio is heavily in the favor of your opponent in this kind

    of situation. If you buy-in for $50 while your opponent has bought in for $10

    they are in a position to exploit you. Their maximum loss is $10, while their

    maximum gain is $50. If a player attempts to sit at your heads-up table with

    a fraction of your investment, kindly ask that they top up to a reasonable

    amount. There is no point in playing a player who will not risk at least the

    amount you will be risking.

    2) If Your Enemy Takes a Buy-In from You, Reassess the Situation

    When your opponent doubles up through you it is time to stop and think for

    a second. There are many reasons why it may not be correct to reload and

    attack again.

    1) Your opponent may have more skill than you do. There are sharks

    and there are fish. A guerrilla attacks weakness, not strength. Every time

    you lose a buy-in you have to ask yourself whether you are in a profitable

    situation. If you can win more from this player than you could from any

    other player then you should stay. If not, you should find another player. In

    a ring game, you have to analyze the entire table by asking yourself "Are

    there better tables available?"

    2) Your opponent may know more about your playing style than you

    do of theirs. A new game against a fresh opponent may yield better results.

  • If you are having trouble reading your opponents bets, and they seem to be

    reading your bets well then a new target is the way to go. Don't chase your

    losses - find a new target.

    If you wish to attack that enemy again you may consider watching them

    play another opponent, and learn their strengths and weaknesses. Once that

    player leaves, sit back down and try again. Your opponent will rarely realize

    that you have been watching them play, and that you have completely

    adjusted your playing style. In fact, they may have completely forgotten

    that they just played you if youre lucky.

    3) You may be on tilt. In many cases your opponent did not deserve

    that buy-in because they got their money in behind, and got lucky. If that is

    the case then you likely want to chase your buy-in because they really didn't

    deserve to win. However, if you are chasing for that reason you may be

    getting ready to play contrary to your usual style. Your head is not clear,

    because you are upset that they beat you. If you can't fight with a clear

    head, don't fight. A guerrilla fighter only attacks in advantageous situations,

    and if you are upset about the last hand you are not in such a situation.

    #2 - Attack the Enemy Where They Cannot Defend

    Regular wars have traditionally involved two large forces colliding with the

    stronger force winning the battle. Guerrilla fighting is different because

    guerrillas avoid large conflicts, and prefer to have the tactical advantage by

    selecting their fights, and making their enemies respond to them.

  • This means that they are ready for the fight, as they know the time and the

    place, whereas their opponent must scramble to the location of the attack

    because the enemy catches them by surprise at an unpredictable location.

    You must avoid strength in poker. There are two main factors that you do

    not want your opponents to have:

    1) Position

    2) The Lead

    Position

    Being out of position is strongly contradictory to the guerrilla way of warfare.

    Guerrilla's attack on battlefields of their choice where their opponent is most

    vulnerable. That means it is rarely correct to call a preflop raise if you will be

    left out of position. It also necessitates folding some hands, such as KJ from

    early positions such as Under the Gun.

    Yes, you have to sometimes do battle from out of position. For example, if

    you are dealt pocket Aces in the small blind then you really have no choice

    but to fight out of position. However, your goal should always be to have

    position where possible.

    You have to size your raises preflop to discourage action from behind you,

    while trying to bring along at least one early position player. In heads up

    games, you also want to be aggressively raising on the dealer button, while

    being more selective when your opponent has the dealer button.

    You have to wait for a better spot with marginal hands in bad positions.

    Guerrillas decide their battlefields. If you are unselective about the hands

    you play, and the positions you play them from, then you are not playing

  • poker like a guerrilla. The deeper your stack, the more of a mistake it is to

    play out of position.

    The Lead

    Guerrilla fighters do everything in their power to attack their enemy, while

    simultaneously doing everything in their power to avoid being attacked by

    the enemy. The reason is that the attacking force has all of the momentum.

    By being the aggressor you set the rules of the engagement.

    In poker the