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BlogNews Weekly: Nash Equilibrium, Free FTOPS Tickets, fastforward

Ivan Demidov

Each week, PokerNews brings you insight into the happenings at some of the major poker sites. Featuring the most popular blog posts, BlogNews Weekly is your one-stop shop for all your poker blog highlights.

In this week's BlogNews report, we're bringing you highlights from PokerStars, Full Tilt, and partypoker blogs from the last week.

Understanding Nash Equilibrium

Mathematician John Nash developed a theory in the mid 20th century which many of the top players use when deciding how to play when the game inevitably becomes push or fold called Nash equilibrium.

PokerStars Team Pro Ivan Demidov discusses on a PokerStars blog titled Poker and the Nash equilibrium how many players misapply Nash equilibrium, failing to adjust for the fact that almost every player does not play optimally and adjusting the push and fold ranges of your opponents.

The blog details an example of how one should adjust hand ranges based on stack sizes and opponents' ranges.

Read more on the PokerStars blog to learn more about Nash equilibrium.

Win $109 FTOPS Ticket

The FTOPS will be back again for its 27th edition from Sunday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 14 on Full Tilt where players around the world will be competing in 30 action-packed events for a share of $4 million guaranteed.

To help create some excitement, the Full Tilt blog is giving you a chance to win a free $109 FTOPS ticket in a flipout freeroll to be held on Nov. 11 at 14:00 ET just by answering some easy questions every day from Nov. 3 to Nov. 9.

Every question you answer correctly will give you an entry into this free event where the winner will receive a free $109 FTOPS ticket and the rest of the final table will receive a $11 FTOPS Super Satellite ticket. Answer all the questions correctly and you will have seven chances at competing for the top prize.

Head to the Full Tilt blog to learn how you can win a free $109 FTOPS ticket.

Improve Your Fast-Fold Poker Skills

Just about every site has its own variant of fast-fold poker, where when you click on the fold button you are instantly taken to a new table at the same stakes against different opponents. Strategy is different at these tables than normal ring game tables since there is no game flow to take into account.

On partypoker, this game is called fastforward and the site's strategist, Josef Rantamaki explains his ideal strategy for these games in a seven and a half minute video on the blog titled The Ultimate Guide to fastforward Poker.

Check out the partypoker blog to learn more about fastforward strategy.

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