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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Fear is Your Friend

“I believe a man is a professional when he can do what needs to be done no matter how he feels within. An amateur is an amateur in his attitude emotionally. A professional is a professional in the way he thinks and feels and in his ability to execute under the most trying conditions.” “[Think …

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PokerCoaching Premium: Tournament Learning Path

I’m looking forward to helping you get started with my interactive training site! How to Improve Your Tournament Skills: Take a moment to download and get familiar with my preflop charts in the Tools section: Deep-stacked Preflop Charts 15bb Preflop Charts 25bb Preflop Charts 40bb Preflop Charts Push/Fold Charts Take note of how your pre-flop …

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PokerCoaching Members: Tournament Learning Path

I’m looking forward to helping you get started with my interactive training site! How to Improve Your Tournament Skills: Take a moment to download and get familiar with my preflop charts in the Tools section: Deep-stacked Preflop Charts 15bb Preflop Charts 25bb Preflop Charts 40bb Preflop Charts Push/Fold Charts Take note of how your pre-flop …

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