Mindset & Lifestyle

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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.

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Winning Poker Mindset: 5 Things to Control

The reason I love writing about poker is it’s very much writing about life. If you don’t have your life in order, you will not play winning poker. Unless your training is simply impeccable, you will fly off the handle at some point. It takes years and years of deliberate study to get your game …

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Poker Entitlement & Combination Counting

I’m playing in the WPT Borgata Open. A player I’ve always considered tight opens from UTG+1 to 2.5X the big blind. In the time he 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 to …

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Become the Best Poker Player at Your Table

If you’re looking to transform your game so you can be the best poker player you can be, you first need to start by transforming your life. Change the way you think and live and you can change your game. How? Start by using these tips and techniques. This is what you’ll learn: How to …

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Favorite Places to Play Poker

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 at the Poker Table 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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When’s the Best Time to Play Poker?

Picking your ideal time to get down to the felt is another aspect of proper game selection. It will help you find the profitable spots and games that will give you the highest expectation, and this will help you make more money. So, where do we find the soft spots to make the easy money?  …

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How to Start Thinking of Winning

The biggest problem with most poker players is they don’t actually want to win. They think they want to win, but what they truly want is to play perfectly. They never want to fold and be shown a bluff. They never want to bluff and be caught. They want to feel good about themselves, and …

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Poker Is An Endurance Sport

Okay, I’ll admit it: I don’t know if poker is a sport. If you can do it with a beer in your hand, I don’t know if it qualifies as a sport. That said, I always think of tournament poker as an endurance sport. Jump to: Pretend the Tournament is Lost Lift Weights Drink a …

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I Just Lost My Bankroll. Now What?

What do you do when you lose your entire bankroll? It’s not a situation anyone wants to be in, but it happens – especially to newer players who may not understand the intricacies of bankroll management. Here’s the thing about an aggressive bankroll building strategy: When you’re trying to build it as quickly as possible, …

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How to Build a Winning Environment

Creating a solid environment to play poker is just one of the many edges that can help you win – and win consistently. Your environment is integral to your results, but it’s often overlooked – even by some of the most talented players out there. No matter how good you are at the game, if …

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How to Deal With Bad Players in No-Limit Hold’em

Your bankroll has you cornered into playing small-stakes games with some pretty shoddy players. You want to develop your game, but that’s hard to do when you’re surrounded by mice and fish. It’s even harder to endure when the lack of skill from these players makes for some loose, boneheaded plays – loose, boneheaded plays …

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