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We’re Sponsoring Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Mixed Game Festival VIII: Here’s Why, and What That Means
June 6, 2024 3 min read

We’re Sponsoring Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Mixed Game Festival VIII: Here’s Why, and What That Means

As much as all of us here at Pokercoaching.com love coaching and learning, we of course also love playing. Peak summer poker season is upon us, and that means it’s PLAY TIME! Some of you …

We’re Sponsoring Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Mixed Game Festival VIII: Here’s Why, and What That Means

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Poker Downswings – How to Avoid Costly Mistakes
June 4, 2024 8 min read

Poker Downswings – How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Losing is a part of poker, whether you are the best player in the world or a recreational player who plays the game occasionally with their friends. If you have never gone through a bad …

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Poker Etiquette Rules – Show Your Class at the Tables
May 30, 2024 11 min read

Poker Etiquette Rules – Show Your Class at the Tables

Poker is a social game and one that’s often played by as many as ten players at the same table, all wagering real money on the outcome of the game. While the rules of poker are …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

One Year of Great Poker Results – Overview

In this chapter, I give an outline of the changes I’ve made over the past three years, and how they’ve helped me. If you wish, you can start reading at Chapter 1, or download the …

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One Year of Great Poker Results – Aggression
April 24, 2024 10 min read

One Year of Great Poker Results – Aggression

Here I dive into the nitty-gritty of my new improved strategy. I spend an entire chapter on one vital topic: aggression – both using it, and facing it. If you wish, you can start reading …

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Top 7 Live Poker Tells You Need to Know
April 18, 2024 11 min read

Top 7 Live Poker Tells You Need to Know

While many modern players focus heavily on mastering betting frequencies and sizes on different board textures and mimicking poker solvers in other ways, old-school players were focused almost entirely on making reads, and finding tells …

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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 …

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Jonathan Little Explains How To Play Pocket Queens
April 9, 2024 4 min read

Jonathan Little Explains How To Play Pocket Queens

Pocket queens are always beautiful to look down at at the poker table, especially when the flop doesn’t provide any kings or aces. Even when you get to play them as an overpair, it’s still …

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Bluffing in Poker – How to Pick the Right Spots
April 4, 2024 11 min read

Bluffing in Poker – How to Pick the Right Spots

Getting dealt the best cards is the simplest way to win at poker, but with up to nine players at the table, holding the best hand is not always possible. For that reason, players must master …

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How to Pick the Best Spots for Value Betting in Poker
April 2, 2024 11 min read

How to Pick the Best Spots for Value Betting in Poker

The very best players in the game have a wide range of plays and skills at their disposal, but some come into play more often than others.  Value betting is certainly at the very top …

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Learn What Are Re-Entry Tournaments and How To Play Them
March 27, 2024 10 min read

Learn What Are Re-Entry Tournaments and How To Play Them

Building off the concept of rebuy events, re-entry poker tournaments have been around for quite a few years now, and it definitely looks like they are here to stay. The consensus among both recreational and …

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Bet Sizing Tips That Will Instantly Make You a Better Player
March 8, 2024 11 min read

Bet Sizing Tips That Will Instantly Make You a Better Player

Being a well-rounded poker player means mastering many different skills that allow you to navigate the streets and outsmart your opponents. Bet sizing is definitely one of the most important ones and one that many …

Bet Sizing Tips That Will Instantly Make You a Better Player

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