5 Great Ways To Increase Your Rakeback Profits

Exclusive Report Learn how you could make a living playing poker. While some players will happily move site for a percentage point higher rakeback deal [what is rakeback?], there are many other ways in which savvy players are improving their profits. By using a combination of small factors which can improve your profits, the compounding […]

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Why I Don’t Talk About Hands When I’m Playing by Tommy Angelo

I’ve made a new friend at Lucky Chances. His name is Django. (Pronounced Jango.) He’s a young, instantly likable player, very sharp and well-respected. The first dozen times we played together was in early 2007 when I played a few times a week for a few months. It was right after my book came out. […]

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Breath Taking by Tommy Angelo

Breathing in, I am aware that I am breathing in. Breathing out, I am aware that I am breathing out. In this way, I train myself. Breathing in, I am aware that I am sitting at a poker table. Breathing out, I smile to the poker universe. Breathing in, I watch the cards being dealt. […]

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How to Tilt

By Tommy Angelo My mom used to tell me, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” This is such a profound and righteous philosophy. And I’ve stuck to it. For example, when I eat popcorn, I think it’s worth doing, so I do it well. With the fingertips of one hand, I can pick […]

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Reader Mailbag: The Secret

I received this comment on a post I did some time ago titled The Ultimate Secret to Winning Poker.  It was so special I had to highlight it for my readers. Actually, there is a secret. I found it and I can make money on it, but the problem is that this secret is so […]

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The Butoff By Tommy Angelo

Words lag behind what they label. For example, the blogosphere was well past infancy before the word “blogosphere” existed. Bad beats were around long before the term “bad beat” was. And “the universe” was here for billions of years before it got its name. So it’s no surprise, given how fast poker is changing and […]

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Defending Your Button by Marcus Bateman

Much is made in poker literature about defending your blinds but less is said about defending your button. It is very important that you try and play as many pots as possible when on the button, as you can use the sledgehammer of position to really put your opponents to the test. In the current […]

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Getting All Juiced Up

The always articulate Haley Hintze left a comment on a post I made the other day about online poker being rigged which I wanted to respond to. I felt that it would make a better post than a comment so here we go. Hiya, Bill! This an example where I think Ed is serving the […]

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You Smell Good by Tommy Angelo

My friend Jack is from China. When he speaks English, he does so with a very heavy accent, and his word selection has on occasion caused me to reach for my pen to capture the moment. Like this one time… We were playing shorthanded $40-80 limit hold’em in the middle of the night. A hand […]

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When is a Met Guarantee Still an Overlay?

When we see these big guaranteed tournaments it’s often easy to look at the number of people who registered and the amount contributed to the prize pool and make a determination about whether the guarantee was met or not.  While, technically, from a player’s perspective this is all that matters, from a business perspective there […]

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Minimum Wager by Tommy Angelo

When I play no-limit hold’em, sometimes I’m a minimum wager wagerer. And I don’t mean minimum wager wagerer as in ‘one who tries to bet the smallest amount that will get them to fold if they have nothing,’ such as when the flop is A-A-6 rainbow and a bluffer bets half the pot or thereabouts. […]

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Becoming a Winning Poker Player

Yesterday I talked about the importance of not spewing chips and today I wanted to explore the opposite side of that equation in terms of how to make your opponents put more chips into the pot when they’re behind. It’s the hallmark of winning players at the higher levels that they know how to eek […]

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