The Essential Guide to Becoming a Long-Term Winning Poker Player

There are a few essential concepts we must commit to mastering in order to become long-term winning poker players.

These essential concepts apply to both cash-game, and multi-table tournament poker.

In both forms of poker, we must develop a solid awareness of when to apply these concepts to our strategy, in order to maximize our potential for profit in the long-run. Read more of this post

How To Achieve Emotional Balance at The Poker Table

Poker is primarily a game of mental ability, focus, and discipline.

The game of poker is in essence a mental competition that requires little to no physical ability to participate in.

The results one achieves in poker is derived primarily from one’s mental skill, and ability to exercise that skill consistently over the long-term.

Physical health, while beneficial in many ways to one’s overall game, doesn’t play as big of a role as it does in any other athletic competition or sport. The game of poker is a true test of one’s ability to maintain emotional balance if they wish to become successful at the game. Read more of this post

Conducting Intellectual Autopsies in Tournament Poker

In order to be a successful multi-table tournament poker player, you must possess a variety of abilities that enable you to maximize your opportunity for profit in the long-run. Read more of this post

Understanding The Mindset Required For Optimal Aggressive Poker Strategy

As poker players, we are constantly seeking profitable opportunities to exploit our opponents, with the goal of experiencing a profit.

In the short-run, we seek to make optimal decisions that give us the best opportunity to experience a profit, all while knowing standard “variance” will have an effect on our immediate results.

In the long-run, these high percentage plays in the short-run, will ultimately manifest themselves as positive results, and overall profit margin.

We reach the long-run quicker by creating a large sample size from the short-run, which makes the volume of hands we play over time the most important aspect of our poker business.

As we become more comfortable and experienced at the tables. we should be seeking to employ a strategy that will generate the maximum expected profit in the long-run. Read more of this post

The Art of Executing Successful Non-Standard Bluffing Lines in No-Limit Hold’em Poker

Executing well timed bluffs in no-limit hold’em will ultimately have a positive effect on your overall long-term results at the tables.

While the art of successful bluffing can be very difficult to truly master, we can learn a lot from studying the execution of successful bluffing from highly skilled professional poker players.

In the following video, we find hyper aggressive professional poker player Tom “durrrr” Dwan pulling off a massive bluff with “8 high” against successful businessman/high stakes poker amateur Bob Safai: Read more of this post

Understanding Optimal Poker Bluffing Strategy in No-Limit Hold’em

One of the most fun, and thrilling aspects of playing poker, is pulling off a successful bluff on an opponent.

While bluffing is exciting to do, we must realize the optimal timing, and balance for bluffing our opponents. There are certain opponents we don’t want to bluff, and there are other opponents we can bluff relentlessly, without fail.

If we are able to balance our table image correctly, we can create optimal situations for ourselves to pick up pots with well timed bluffs. Read more of this post

How to Survive & Navigate Through Large Field Multi-Table Poker Tournaments

Multi-table tournament poker is the most exciting form of poker available. A small initial investment can net you an astronomical return on investment (ROI) if you are able to navigate through the entire field of players.

Navigating your way through a large field multi-table poker tournament is no easy task. You will have to dedicate a large amount of time and focus to achieve the maximum profit, and any mistake you make can prove to be fatal if you are not careful. Read more of this post

How to Develop & Master Your Poker Mindset

Developing a solid poker mindset is the single most important factor in determining if you will experience a profit in the long run from playing poker. This disciplined mindset is the direct result of countless hours of focused study and experience at the tables. This poker mindset ultimately requires a long, long amount of time to develop, and an even longer (if not infinite) amount of time to truly master. Read more of this post

Poker Strategy: Optimally Playing The Image of The Table Maniac

No-limit Texas Hold’em is by far the most popular form of poker played around the world. Many professional poker players play no-limit hold’em exclusively, and for a good reason. On the surface, no-limit hold’em appears to be a very simple form of poker that almost anyone can understand with a quick tutorial.

As a result of this small learning curve, many inexperienced players will try their luck at a no-limit table. These inexperienced players are the lifeblood ($) of the poker community, and the reason that poker can be a profitable game in the long-run for the more experienced players who can effectively employ an optimal strategy for winning in the long-run. Read more of this post

The Value of Conscious Patience in Multi-Table Tournament Poker

In order to be a successful multi-table tournament poker player, you must possess a variety of personality traits that enable you to experience a profit in the long run. Because poker is a game with a luck element involved, you simply cannot win every time you sit down to play no matter how skilled you are. The skill you possess will manifest itself as positive profitable results over time if you commit yourself to a disciplined strategy. This disciplined strategy entails a lot of unique elements that are developed by countless hours of study, and ultimately first-hand experience at the tables. In multi-table tournament poker, our ultimate goal is to win the entire tournament, resulting in maximizing our potential for profit. In order to consistently win multi-table poker tournaments, you must commit to a focused disciplined strategy that revolves around patience. Read more of this post

Mental Strength Building: The Benefits of Brain Training

With our daily lifestyles consistently filled with endless stress and distraction, we may be overlooking an often forgotten, yet majorly important aspect of our bodies: our brains. In a culture that moves a mile a minute, making some quality time for you and your mind can often be a difficult thing. We often work like mindless drones and are constantly bombarded with daily distractions such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and television, which can simply take over all of our spare moments. And not to mention other stress-filled aspects of our lives such as dealing with money, houses, children and so much more. Read more of this post

The Importance of a Disciplined Mind at the Poker Table

Poker is, according to many, a game of both skill and luck. Sometimes players might get incredibly lucky and win lost of cash just after several sessions and sometimes this game can prove to be a real disaster for your bankroll if you don’t know how to control it. Read more of this post

Top 5 Tips To Maintain a Healthy Mind

Mental exercise is just as important as physical exercise to your overall health and wellbeing, with research indicating that regularly exercising your brain leads to a better memory and more proactive mind. These are five great tips for keeping your mind healthy. Read more of this post

Mastering The Squeeze Play in No-Limit Hold’em

Today we’re looking at the squeeze play, a move that can increase your winrate regardless of what cards you’re holding. By leveraging a few key concepts and using your understanding of your opponents’ playing tendencies, we’ll show you how to squeeze every cent of out of your poker sessions. Read more of this post

Top 5 Common Exploitable Cash-Game Poker Leaks & How to Plug Them

A “leak” is a term used in poker to describe an aspect of a player’s game that is flawed, and will ultimately cost them potential for profit in the long-run. A lot of these “leaks” are below the threshold of conscious awareness for certain players. Until they become aware of their flaws, they will continue to make the same mistakes over and over again, negatively affecting their win rate in the process. Even the most experienced and skilled poker players in the world have leaks to a certain extent, as no individual’s poker game is technically “perfect.” The less leaks your poker game has, the less money you will leak off to your stronger opponents at the tables. Read more of this post