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

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

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

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

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

How To Deal With Variance & Downswings in Multi-Table Tournament Poker

No matter how good at poker you may think you are, you simply have to lose sometimes. Sometimes those losing streaks last longer than you could ever imagine, even if you are playing “perfect” poker. The fact is, no matter your skill level in poker, the bad side of variance will bite you in the ass sometimes. You can get all your chips in the middle with the best hand, and end up losing, it is just something that happens sometimes. This luck element of poker is what keeps the fish coming, and what enables profitable players to win in the long-run. Read more of this post

Multi-Table Poker Tournament End-Game Strategy Part I: The Money Bubble

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Poker Tournament and Cash-Game Specialist Patrik Antonius

If you are playing to maximize your potential for profit in multi table tournament poker, you must play for the win.

The biggest prize payout is reserved for first place.

Depending on the size of the player field, the payout difference between finishing 9th and 1st is astronomical in terms of what you spend to buy-in to the tournament. The ROI (return on investment) you receive from winning a large multi table poker tournament can take your poker business to the next level instantly. Read more of this post