How Small Poker Mistakes Add Up to Big Losses

One of the things that prevents many people from moving up limits in poker is a failure to realize how costly seemingly small mistakes are. I thought I would try to demonstrate what a bankroll killer small mistakes can be via a few examples. Let’s jump right in and start laying out some constants in […]

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Elements of Poker, Selective Aggression, and The Tax Man

Housekeeping I’ve decided to go to a once a week publishing model. My main motivation here is so that when I don’t publish I only have to feel guilty one day a week instead of all seven. I’ll try to do one big post every Monday. I’ll post more frequently for things that I feel […]

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Best Poker Article In A Long Time

I ran across a post the other day that I wanted to share. I was looking for an artile on odds on Wikipedia and came across Poker probability (Texas hold ’em). It’s really an excellent work on how probability fits into the game of poker. It’s not exactly a page turner but if you can […]

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10 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Poker Game

Have you ever found yourself hitting a plateau (or even regressing) on your path to total poker domination? Unfortunately learning isn’t always a nice linear path so it’s not uncommon to find yourself stuck. Getting un-stuck can be one of the biggest challenges a prospective poker god faces so I’ve put together some tips to […]

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An Interview With Poker Coach Tommy Angelo

Somewhere in between all of the craziness of the UIGEA I spent some time on the phone with Tommy Angelo. Those of you who’ve spent some time on 2+2 probably know Tommy from his brilliant posts there. We had exchanged a few emails before I left LA and I had asked him if he wouldn’t […]

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Product Review: Dirty Poker

I can’t remember the last time I felt angry after reading a book but Richard Marcus’ “Dirty Poker” certainly did the trick. I was literally sitting there at time with my mouth open as I read statements that were so patently false that only someone completely unfamiliar with poker or a complete idiot would believe […]

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Poker, Business, and Life

Many moons ago I posted a few life lesson articles by Steve Pavlina regarding how blackjack and poker relate to life. Well, it got me thinking and I figured I would offer some poker lessons from business. Most of these are from the perspective of an IT executive or project manager but could equally be […]

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Analyzing tuff_fish’s Game

When I finally caught my breath from laughing at Tony’s (tuff_fish) videos (mentioned in this post), I started to really think about what his biggest problems are. From my perspective, here are the major leaks in Tony’s game: He’s playing way over his head. Many of the videos feature him playing $10/$20 NL yet I […]

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Should you ever buy rental car insurance?

Kim Scheinberg posted a really interesting article on BARGE that she found on Slate regarding the wisdom of buying insurance. While interesting by itself, if you look at the implications in poker or other gambling decision making, it’s quite enlightening. Most people like insurance because they dislike risks. Economists used to think that this tendency […]

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Wake the Kids and Neighbors

HDouble has broken his long silence and posted Learning to Beat the Game. Stop whatever you’re doing and go read it!! Photo borrowed from Flickr user cosmopolitan

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High Variance Poker vs. Low Variance Poker

I was commenting on something over on the Full Tilt message boards the other day and I started me thinking about the concept of variance. First off, wild, loose, aggressive games are beatable. Almost by definition, if you play an optimal strategy you can win. In fact, because your opponents are making so many more […]

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The Ultimate Secret to Winning Poker

I’m going to let everyone in on the biggest secret in poker; there is no secret! You can quit looking for that special book, video, website, etc. that’s going to turn your game around and make you into the next Phil Hellmuth Ivey. Poker books are like self-help books. Only a small percentage of people […]

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