How to Identify Fish & Size Up Your Opponents at The Poker Table

Poker is a game that is played and enjoyed by a wide variety of individuals. From the complete degenerate, to the world-class, poker has always been a popular game for anyone that chooses to participate. In this article, I will outline and detail how to identify each type of playing style each player possesses, and how to exploit each weakness accordingly. Read more of this post

Understanding Flow & Playing in The Zone

One area where poker differs significantly from other sports is the degree to which the competitors are evenly matched, especially among professionals. Read more of this post

How to Design an Optimal Poker Table Image For Maximum Profit

Achieving an optimal poker strategy requires you to develop a table image that will net you the most profit in the long run. Designing an optimal table image at the poker table is a necessity if you want to generate the maximum amount of profit you can from your poker business. What is the optimal table image to create?  There are a variety of different factors that come into play, and this article will help you understand the fundamentals required to become a winning no-limit hold’em poker player. Read more of this post

What Does The Future Hold For Online Poker in The United States of America?

Every since the fated day of April 15th, 2011, dubbed as “Black Friday”, there has been much speculation concerning the future of online poker in the United States of America. While many remain skeptical, I remain optimistic of future legalization due to a variety of different factors. The recent incident of Senator John McCain playing poker during a crucial debate over Syria has a little to do with that, but much more than meets the eye has been developing in the background. Will American poker players finally get what they deserve? A fair and regulated poker market for all to play and enjoy without the question of whether or not their bankrolls are “safe” in the online arena? Read more of this post

How to Extract Maximum Value From Your Opponents in No-Limit Hold’em Poker

During the last few years that I have played poker competitively, I have observed how many amateur poker players make fatal mistakes when sizing their bets in no-limit hold’em. No-limit hold’em carries a dynamic that enables you to bet as many chips as you want during any betting round. Your main goal in no-limit hold’em is to win ALL of your opponents chips. This can be achieved in a variety of different ways, but today’s article will focus on something that many players struggle with, value betting for maximum value. Read more of this post

Is Your Poker Game Full of Leaks?

In the world of poker, a “leak” is a common term used to represent a certain weakness in a specific player’s game. There are a variety of different leaks, some mental, some physical, and some statistical. These leaks are the reason that playing poker can be profitable game in the long-run for experienced, skilled, and disciplined grinders. Read more of this post

No-Limit Hold’em Poker Cash Game: Could You Make This Fold?

I came across a discussion on a rather interesting hand the other day, and wanted to share my thoughts and analysis of the situation, along with what I would decide to do in this extremely sick spot. A solid fundamental grasp of No-Limit Hold’em cash games is required to understand this article. Read more of this post

How to Control a No-Limit Hold’em Poker Cash Game Table

When I sit down to play poker, my main objective is to maximize my opportunity for profit in the long-run. In order to achieve this, I employ a super-aggressive playing style that confuses my opponents into making fatal mistakes in pots they play against me. In no-limit hold’em, you can bet any chip in front of you at any time. This creates a dynamic that I use to exploit my weaker inferior opponents for maximum value. Read more of this post

How to Get Inside an Opponent’s Head at The Poker Table

I pride myself on being virtually impossible to play against in a heads-up no-limit poker match. This confidence has grown from the absurd amount of time I have put into studying and improving my game, while also understanding how my opponents try to play against me. I want to be inside your head, and I won’t allow you to enter mine under any circumstances. Read more of this post

What Can You Learn About Human Psychology From a Poker Game?

Having played poker competitively for the last few years, I have developed an understanding of how a variety of different poker players think and act at a poker table. No two opponents are exactly the same, but many poker players share very similar traits, especially the long-term losing players. A lot of long-term losing poker players are prone to being effected by their emotional state. At the poker table, one of your biggest weapons to becoming a long-term profitable player is understanding how the value of money affects certain players. When losing, a lot of weaker opponents tend to “chase their losses” hoping to break-even, but in the process, most of these players ultimately lose more money because they fail to regain the focus needed to win in the long-run. Read more of this post

Employing Poker Strategies in Real Life

Poker is undoubtedly one of the hottest card games being played today not only in real casino hubs but also through online poker websites. It involves a bit of suspense as the winner shall only be determined at the end of the game. Each player will be given a set of cards, and his task is to put a bet on his cards by calculating what he is able to wage or lose. Each player’s cards are kept hidden until the end of the game. The card holder with the highest rank wins the game. Read more of this post

Why Poker is Good For You

This is article written by David Sklansky & Alan N. Schoonmaker, Ph.D.

Why Poker is Good For You

Many people have argued that poker should be considered differently from gambling in general. This argument has been made in discussions of legalization and related topics. Their argument is usually that poker is a skill game, while other gambling games are much less dependent upon skill.

We agree, but believe that they have not gone far enough in explaining many of poker’s unique attributes. Poker does not just require skill. It demands and develops many skills and personal qualities which are essential for making all types of decisions, such as choosing a career, investing money, performing a job, and buying a house. Read more of this post

How Using Online Poker Tracking Software Helps Improve Your Poker Game

Every poker player has flaws in their poker game whether they want to admit it or not.

Most players will never discover these flaws in their game, and will continue to make the same mistakes over and over again until they consciously choose to fix them. Fixing a flaw is known in the poker community as “plugging a leak.” Much like a plumber must plug a leak in a pipe for the system to work correctly, every aspiring poker player must plug leaks in their poker game in order for their poker business to be as profitable as possible. Read more of this post

The Lock Poker MTT Grind, Full Tilt Poker Thoughts, and The Future of Online Poker

My life has been quite busy as of late, and I haven’t had a chance to sit down and get all of my new ideas and theories out into blog entries. I am still sorting everything out to present it as best as possible so bear with me. I have a lot of ideas I want to share with everyone but I need to present them in a way that everyone can understand and formulate an opinion on. It might be impossibly hard to do that with some of the subject matters I will touch on. A lot of these topics will be discussed on our podcast which should be live by the end of the year if all goes according to plan.

Having said that, this past month I have gotten back into online poker after a short hiatus from the game, which has enabled me to learn a lot more about myself, and also the game of poker. Read more of this post

How Developing Your Poker Intuition Improves Your Real Life Decision Making Skills

If your intention is to become a long-term winning poker player, you will need to develop an extensive list of personality traits to succeed. One of the most crucial aspects of a winning poker player’s mindset is their intuition. Developing and trusting your intuition in the heat of battle is essential if you want to take your game to the next level.

This article will outline how to use your intuition to help you win in No-Limit Texas Hold’em, and allow you to make better decisions in your life outside of the poker arena.

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