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What Is Insurance in Poker, and Should You Ever Take It?
What Is Insurance in Poker, and Should You Ever Take It?

If you have watched poker on TV over the past decade or more, you have probably seen poker players make all sorts of strange deals at the table, many of which are not part of …

What Is Insurance in Poker, and Should You Ever Take It?

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Top 10 Winning Sit and Go Strategy Tips
May 21, 2024 10 min read

Top 10 Winning Sit and Go Strategy Tips

Sit and go poker tournaments used to be the bread and butter of online poker players. While they are no longer as popular, sit and goes are still a great way to get started with …

Top 10 Winning Sit and Go Strategy Tips

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5 Card Stud Poker – Master the Basics Rules and Strategy
May 14, 2024 11 min read

5 Card Stud Poker – Master the Basics Rules and Strategy

5 Card Stud poker is one of the oldest poker games out there seemingly invented during the Civil War, and it has been played ever since.  Over the years, 5 Card Stud evolved into 7 …

5 Card Stud Poker – Master the Basics Rules and Strategy

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Real-Time Assistance In Poker – Is It an Imminent Threat?
May 10, 2024 10 min read

Real-Time Assistance In Poker – Is It an Imminent Threat?

Ever since online poker first launched in the early 2000s, the possibility of getting cheated was one of the biggest fears shared by poker players across the globe.  Indeed, online poker has created many opportunities …

Real-Time Assistance In Poker – Is It an Imminent Threat?

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Bluff Catching in Poker – When Is a Good Time to Do It?
May 7, 2024 9 min read

Bluff Catching in Poker – When Is a Good Time to Do It?

The feeling of getting away with a bluff is certainly one of the best you can experience at the poker table, but bluff catching with the right call with a fairly weak hand and catching …

Bluff Catching in Poker – When Is a Good Time to Do It?

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Poker Tournament Strategy: Pocket Jacks In The WSOP Main Event
April 30, 2024 4 min read

Poker Tournament Strategy: Pocket Jacks In The WSOP Main Event

There are poker players you will come across who speak adamantly about how they cannot stand playing pocket jacks. Often their uneasiness with fish hooks comes from a lack of understanding on how to play …

Poker Tournament Strategy: Pocket Jacks In The WSOP Main Event

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One Year of Great Poker Results – Board Texture and Bet Sizing
April 25, 2024 11 min read

One Year of Great Poker Results – Board Texture and Bet Sizing

This chapter continues my discussion about specific poker strategies that have helped me, including board texture and bet sizing. If you wish, you can start reading at Chapter 1, or download the entire e-book  as …

One Year of Great Poker Results – Board Texture and Bet Sizing

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One Year of Great Poker Results  – Draws, Position, and Multi-way Pots
April 25, 2024 11 min read

One Year of Great Poker Results  – Draws, Position, and Multi-way Pots

Here I continue my discussion about specific at-table strategies that have improved my game, and I cover three important topics: draws, position, and multi-way pots. If you wish, you can start reading at Chapter 1, …

One Year of Great Poker Results  – Draws, Position, and Multi-way Pots

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One Year of Great Poker Results – The Meta-game and Conclusions
April 25, 2024 6 min read

One Year of Great Poker Results – The Meta-game and Conclusions

This is the final chapter of the e-book. It covers important meta-game improvements I’ve made, including a concept that may be the single most important idea in this document. This chapter also wraps a bow …

One Year of Great Poker Results – The Meta-game and Conclusions

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One Year of Great Poker Results – Introduction
April 24, 2024 7 min read

One Year of Great Poker Results – Introduction

Welcome to my e-book, “One Year of Great Poker Results.” This document describes my journey to becoming a winning live $5/10 no-limit hold’em player. The entire e-book is over 9,000 words, so PokerCoaching is serializing …

One Year of Great Poker Results – Introduction

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Master the fundamentals.

How to Play Poker: Winning Strategy for Beginners

Get This FREE 19 Video Course from 2-time WPT Champion, Jonathan Little! Basic rules and hand rankings for new players. – Preflop strategy including when to raise, call and 3-bet. – How to play the flop, turn, and river – Learn when and how much to bet – Tips for tournament adjustments – Keys to bankroll management

Welcome David Peters to PokerCoaching
May 8, 2024 7 min read

Welcome David Peters to PokerCoaching

In 2003, when Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker main event, nobody could have possibly foretold the seismic effect it would have on all of poker. Certainly David Peters, a high-school student at …

Welcome David Peters to PokerCoaching

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Master your Poker Mindset: Embrace Strategy Over Emotion
April 23, 2024 3 min read

Master your Poker Mindset: Embrace Strategy Over Emotion

Many online poker players find themselves riding an emotional roller coaster during a poker session, experiencing euphoria with every win and disappointment with every loss. However, to truly excel in the game of poker, it’s …

Master your Poker Mindset: Embrace Strategy Over Emotion

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Why You Should Avoid Slow Rolling in Poker
April 11, 2024 7 min read

Why You Should Avoid Slow Rolling in Poker

If you first encountered poker from movies like James Bond, there is a good chance that some of the things you saw on screen were wildly unethical but presented in a good light by the …

Why You Should Avoid Slow Rolling in Poker

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Heed the Voice: Navigating Life at the Poker Tables
March 14, 2024 5 min read

Heed the Voice: Navigating Life at the Poker Tables

When the voice speaks, heed it. The opinionless voice. The quiet voice. The voice of inner wisdom. The voice that knows when it’s time to quit, or change seats, or add on, etc. The voice …

Heed the Voice: Navigating Life at the Poker Tables

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The First Time I Played Poker for Money
March 5, 2024 5 min read

The First Time I Played Poker for Money

In 1972, the rock world was dizzy with euphoria after Led Zep IV came out, and I was dizzy from smoking pot for the first time, in the back seat of a parked car. The …

The First Time I Played Poker for Money

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Cardplayer Lifestyle to host Mixed Game Festival VII in Las Vegas
February 15, 2024 5 min read

Cardplayer Lifestyle to host Mixed Game Festival VII in Las Vegas

In less than two weeks, Cardplayer Lifestyle and founder Robbie Strazynski will return to Resorts World in Las Vegas to host Mixed Game Festival VII. While PokerCoaching.com blog readers will be familiar with past Mixed …

Cardplayer Lifestyle to host Mixed Game Festival VII in Las Vegas

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Short Stack Ninja Quiz
March 13, 2024 2 min read

Short Stack Ninja Quiz

Are you a Short Stack Ninja? See how you do in our latest quiz! If you get a 10/10, you are a crusher! The BTN raises to 2bb and the SB folds. Should you call …

Short Stack Ninja Quiz

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Quiz: Poker Math that Even Pro’s Get Wrong!
February 6, 2024 2 min read

Quiz: Poker Math that Even Pro’s Get Wrong!

Are you Ready to Test Your Poker Math Skills? See how you do in our latest quiz! If you get a 10/10, you are a crusher! You are on the river and the pot is …

Quiz: Poker Math that Even Pro’s Get Wrong!

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Quiz: How To Play Draws
November 4, 2023 3 min read

Quiz: How To Play Draws

Are you Ready to Test Your Poker Skills? See how you do in our latest quiz! If you get a 10/10, you are a crusher!

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Quiz: Live Cash Game IQ
September 25, 2023 3 min read

Quiz: Live Cash Game IQ

Do you have what it takes to crush live cash games? Try our quiz and see how well you exploit your opponents!

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Quiz: Have You Mastered The Fundamentals
September 24, 2023 2 min read

Quiz: Have You Mastered The Fundamentals

Do you understand the poker fundamentals like pot odds, counting combos, bet sizing, stack to pot ratios, minimum defense frequencies and more?

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Poker Challenge: Prove Your Ability to Run Deep in Poker Tournaments
August 31, 2023 7 min read

Poker Challenge: Prove Your Ability to Run Deep in Poker Tournaments

Poker tournaments are currently booming in the United States and around the world! Whether you are a grinder down in Texas or an online pro hailing from Europe, every month more tournament series are being …

Poker Challenge: Prove Your Ability to Run Deep in Poker Tournaments

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