the future of Poker

What the Future of Poker Looks Like

If I have learned one thing as a professional poker player over the last 15 years, it is that I do not know how the game will change going forward. That said, if the poker world continues as it has in the recent past, here are some things I expect to happen.

Timing Tells

You raise from the button in a tournament with J-10o. The big blind calls after a couple of seconds. You are both 60 big blinds deep. The board comes 8h-4h-3s. He checks to you. You bet half-pot, about three big blinds. He calls. The turn is the 9 of clubs. He checks to you. What …

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Poker Entitlement

I’m playing in the WPT Borgata Poker Open. A player I’ve always considered tight opens from UTG+1 to 2.5X the big blind. In the time him and I have played I have never once seen him bluff. I have instead seen him pot control constantly. It seems like the worst thing that could ever happen …

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I Am Responsible

If I say, “Mary had a little ______.” You are going to think, “lamb.” There’s no amount of meditation or positive thinking which could get you to not think of the word “lamb” there. This is what happens when people tell themselves, “just don’t tilt.” It’s like trying to not think of the word “lamb” …

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Favorite Places to Play

As a professional poker player over the past 11 years, I have been fortunate enough to travel all over to play poker. Every poker player tends to have their favorite places and least favorite places that they travel to play live tournaments or cash. In this article I am going to highlight a few of …

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