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Is your strategy dated? Guest Post by Carl “The Dean” Sampson

I recall back in 2002 when I first started playing full time and the limit games were very loose and mainly passive. The average pot sizes were very high as more players were seeing the showdown. [...]

How important are implied odds in NLHE cash games? Guest Post by Carl “The Dean” Sampson

I recall some years ago in all of the major literature on NLHE that all of the authors at that time were discussing implied odds as being far more important than pot odds in this form [...]

It’s a question of range: Guest Post by Carl “The Dean” Sampson

Everything you do at a poker table is affected by what type of range you have. This applies to both you and your opponents. If your opponent raises and you want to 3/bet then you are [...]

A look at combatting ordinary regs by Carl “The Dean” Sampson

These days you cannot sit down on any no limit ring game online for decent stakes without encountering several regulars. Now there are regulars and there are regulars so to speak. If a regular at your [...]

Book Review: The Mental Game of Poker 2

I just got done reading Jared Tendler and Barry Carter’s follow up to their ground-breaking book The Mental Game of Poker, . As one might expect based on the title, TMGP2 extends what Tendler and Carter [...]

The first 2013 New Year’s Resolution you must break: Guest Post by Jeff

New Year’s Resolutions are illogical. The use of the calendar as some sort of blackmailing device against your short comings doesn’t work. Those who make positive mindful changes set themselves up to succeed. Typical New Year fueled poker [...]

Why you need to become a better poker player: Guest Post by Carl “The Dean” Sampson

Some years ago I was of the opinion that playing multiple tables was a waste of time simply because no player could play as well whilst playing multiple tables. This opinion lacked in depth knowledge and [...]

Top 5 Differences Between Professional Poker and Professional Blackjack: Guest Post by Colin Jones

For nearly a decade, I made my entire income from card counting at blackjack. More often than not, people who knew about it would mistakenly ask, “How’s poker going?” I’d usually just reply, “Well, it’s blackjack, [...]

A Failed Prediction: No Limit Holdem Still #1 Worldwide: Guest Post by Lorin Yelle

Perhaps as far back as 7 years ago, a prediction I had read by several high stakes pros was that Pot Limit Omaha would eventually overtake No Limit Holdem as the game of choice. Being that [...]

Are you playing for long enough? Guest post by Carl “The Dean” Sampson

There are a multitude of reasons why novices and even many advanced novices do not make money playing online poker. One little discussed topic is session length. When you play live poker then this usually means [...]

An Outside Look at Online Poker in the USA: Guest Post by David L

It’s been so long since players from the USA actually inhabited online poker tables freely and legally it’s hard to remember what it was like. Since the UIGEA there’s been a daily barrage of blog posts [...]

Hearing too many voices: Guest Post by Carl “The Dean” Sampson

As a very avid poker player then I obviously read or make it my goal to read as much as possible. I do this for numerous reasons, firstly I love poker, secondly I want to educate [...]

No Respect: Guest Post by Ian M.

In case you haven’t heard, Phil Hellmuth captured his 13 WSOP bracelet the other week in Cannes. It was his second bracelet of the year after taking down the $2500 Razz event in Las Vegas earlier [...]

Don’t listen to the hype – Guest post by Carl “The Dean” Sampson

First off, I would just like to say thanks to Bill for allowing me the chance to write for his site. I have been a regular reader off and on for a while after discovering that [...]

Rush Poker Patent Battle Coming? Guest Post by Planet Mark

When Full Tilt Poker launched Rush Poker in 2010 it was a breath of fresh air in an industry that hadn’t seen much innovation. Dubbed “the ultimate high-speed poker experience” the idea was so simple it’s [...]