There are many free resources available online to poker players that can help them improve their skills. Forums are easily the best of these free resources.
Another good (free) resource for poker players are strategy websites. These sites are generally made by individuals who are affiliates for poker sites. Their goal is to drive traffic to these sites in exchange for a commission. However, because of this many strategy sites are thin — they don’t have that many articles to read, and what they do have isn’t very helpful to begin with.
But that’s not the case for ever strategy website online. There are a few sites online that has done an excellent job in providing written and recorded strategy content that players can actually benefit from. We’ve listed our 3 favorites for you below.
The 3 Best Poker Strategy Sites
These sites are not listed in any particular order, as they are good resources for different reasons. So be sure to check all of them out.
Poker Listings: Poker Listings is the largest poker portal online. They cover everything imaginable including room reviews, live/online news, bios and poker strategy.
There are a couple reasons why Poker Listings strategy section is so good. For one thing, it’s very well organized. The main page is split up into categories such as poker bankroll management, poker psychology and strategy for beginners.
Another reason why the strategy at Poker Listings is so good is because the topics are very specific — they’re not broad and generic like other sites. You’re not left wondering where and when to apply what you just learned.
The Poker Bank: The Poker Bank is a site that focuses primarily on texas holdem strategy. There are well over 70 articles and an expanding video section. The topics discussed include psychology, plays, mathematics and specific hands. No matter what form of holdem you play (sng, cash, mtt), you’ll find something useful here.
What I like about The Poker Bank is that the strategy content is laid out in such a way that you can find what you need fast. Each article is labeled with beginner, intermediate or advanced, the type of topic and difficulty. It’s also color-coded. It doesn’t get any easier than this.
Secondly, the writing itself is very good. It’s humorous, while being informative at the same time — not dry and full of fluff like other sites. Also, Greg (the author) has played poker successfully, so you can be sure that the advice given may work for you.
Play Winning Poker: Play Winning Poker was one of the first poker portals online. The content has been primarily written by Steve Badger, whom has played live for over 20 years and has won numerous tournaments including a WSOP event.
What I like best about this site is that the content isn’t written like any other strategy site. Instead of telling you what to do in specific situations, Badger more or less tries to teach you how to think in specific situations. In fact, that’s the theme of the site — “if you want to be a winning player, you need to think and decide for yourself. Creative, logical, situational thinking is key to winning at poker.” That phrase alone could change many poker players for the better.
What’s Your Favorite Poker Strategy Site?
These are our 3 favorite poker strategy sites. What’s yours and why? What did you learn? Let us know in the comments below.