Poker Thought Process | The 4 Levels of Thinking

If you are reading this article, I'm sure you have at least some understanding of multiple level thinking in poker. Even so, since it's such an abstract concept, just understanding how it works, may not help us play better. My intention is to help simplify how we...

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2 Keys to Optimizing Your C-Bet Frequencies

So… you raised before the flop and got called. Now, you are faced with the most common post-flop spot in poker; a continuation betting decision. Even today, many players are still perplexed when it comes to c-betting. Some mindlessly fire a static c-bet size on the...

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Profiling Players | Become a Poker Detective

Accurately profiling poker players has become more important than ever. In order to make targeted adjustments, I find it helpful to follow a profiling and labeling system based on the typical extreme tendencies that my opponents exhibit at the tables. By learning to...

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How Professional Poker Players Make Money

There is more to winning at poker than just trying to find the best strategy. While learning a solid, fundamental strategy is important, it is not necessarily going to make you an expert player. In order to play poker like a pro and conquer Texas Hold’em, or any other...

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10 Unorthodox Ways to End a Poker Downswing

Dealing with downswings in poker is a common occurrence for avid players. If you play long enough, variance will inevitably strike and you will be forced to deal with a soul-crushing downswing. In fact, running bad enough to generate a bad luck streak will happen...

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A 3 Step Process to Thinking Through a Poker Hand

You’ve probably spent a lot of time studying, reading, and thinking about poker strategy and tactics, and maybe even learned about how that theory can be used to plan hands based on other players at the table. However, scant literature has been dedicated to the way...

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What Is a Short Stack in Poker? | A 5 Minute Guide

Playing a small poker stack is one of the most fun things you can ever do in Texas Hold’em. I have been a short stack pro for 7 years and have beat as high as 600NL. In this article, I will cover the meaning of short stacking strategy for both cash games and...

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The Object of the Game of Poker | Understanding the Game

No matter whether you play Texas Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha, or any variant of poker, there is only one object of the game. Even so, if you watched your average amateur player play poker, you would have a difficult time figuring that out. Because, even today, most...

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5 Books That Fast Track Poker Learning

Nowadays, a lot of people get all of their information from the Internet by reading articles or watching videos. Even so, I know a lot of you, like me, still enjoy sitting down and reading a good book. However, navigating your way to the best poker books for beginners...

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What Does Folding Mean in Poker?

If someone based their entire understanding of poker around what they saw on TV or in movies, they might think that folding is a horrible thing to do. Invariably, on-screen heroes always either have an amazing hand or make a perfect bluff to win the pot at all costs....

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What Is a Bad Beat in Poker? The Truth Revealed

I have played millions of hands and have seen just about every kind of result you can imagine. This experience has made me painfully aware of what a bad beat is in poker. Part of the game is that there is almost no such thing as an invulnerable hand. However,...

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Heads Up Poker Rules for Texas Hold’em

Once heads up is achieved in a home game or pub poker tournament, the most common questions that I hear is, "who goes first?" "who gets dealt the first card?" or "who has the button?" In fact, the most common time that gameplay rule violations occur at the poker table...

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Common Online Poker Tells | The 15 Most Reliable

Learning to spot and identify the common online poker tells is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to gathering information on our opponents. Along with any reads that we get via betting patterns, the various tells allow us to paint a full picture of how an...

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Poker Thought Process | The 4 Levels of Thinking

If you are reading this article, I'm sure you have at least some understanding of multiple level thinking in poker. Even so, since it's such an abstract concept, just understanding how it works, may not help us play better. My intention is to help simplify how we...

read more

How Professional Poker Players Make Money

There is more to winning at poker than just trying to find the best strategy. While learning a solid, fundamental strategy is important, it is not necessarily going to make you an expert player. In order to play poker like a pro and conquer Texas Hold’em, or any other...

read more

10 Unorthodox Ways to End a Poker Downswing

Dealing with downswings in poker is a common occurrence for avid players. If you play long enough, variance will inevitably strike and you will be forced to deal with a soul-crushing downswing. In fact, running bad enough to generate a bad luck streak will happen...

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1 Easy Step to Growing a Bankroll Quickly

Over the years, I have seen a couple of questions floated around quite often. People either ask, “what’s the best way to build a bankroll?” or, “what’s the fastest way to build a bankroll from scratch?” I think I have a simple, if unorthodox, answer to both questions....

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5 Books That Fast Track Poker Learning

Nowadays, a lot of people get all of their information from the Internet by reading articles or watching videos. Even so, I know a lot of you, like me, still enjoy sitting down and reading a good book. However, navigating your way to the best poker books for beginners...

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