Poker Theorems Overview

So far nobody has found the optimal strategy to play poker, where you would just learn some tight set of rules, stick to them, and become a massive winner. Fortunately, there are poker theorems that make playing poker a bit easier and can significantly increase your winrate.

Poker theorems description

Poker theorems are helpful and interesting guidelines that deal with various situations you may encounter in poker. They often are like mathematical functions by saying to do Y action in X situation. Theorems are generally easy to learn and incorporate into your game.

Some of them will help you win more money than you would do without applying a particular poker theorem. Some will even make you win pots that you would lose otherwise. Finally, some poker theorems will save you money by avoiding making mistakes. Add all these benefits up and your winnings will skyrocket.

Top poker theorems

Plenty of poker theorems have appeared so far and every year more pop up on various poker forums. However, most of them are not very useful or reliable. I have chosen 4 poker theorems that, in my opinion, are the most effective and worth to learn.

Fundamental theorem of poker

Effectiveness: 100%

“Every time you play a hand differently from the way you would have played it if you could see all your opponents' cards, they gain; and every time you play your hand the same way you would have played it if you could see all their cards, they lose.

Conversely, every time opponents play their hands differently from the way they would have if they could see all your cards, you gain; and every time they play their hands the same way they would have played if they could see all your cards, you lose.”

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Zeebo theorem

Effectiveness: 100%

“No player is capable of folding a full house on any betting round, regardless of the size of the bet.”

Read full article on the Zeebo theorem.

Baluga theorem

Effectiveness: 90%

“You should strongly re-evaluate the strength of one-pair hands in the face of a raise on the turn.”

Read full article on the Baluga theorem.

Clarkmeister theorem

Effectiveness: 80%

“If you are heads up and first to act on the river, if the river card is the 4th card of a same suit you should bet”.

Read full article on the Clarkmeister theorem.

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