Articles by: Matthew Hunt

Tournament Poker Edge … Five Ways Your Mental Game Is Holding You Back

Matthew Hunt | November 15, 2014

Focus on what’s important The “mental game” is probably the aspect of poker that has seen the most educational advances in the past few years — through the work of pioneers such as Tommy Angelo and Jared Tendler, more players than ever before are able to overcome the kind of tilt and anger issues that [...]

Tournament Poker Edge … Three Simple Ways to Get Better

Matthew Hunt | October 15, 2014

These lessons are oldies but goodies When trying to improve your poker game, it’s sometimes easy to get caught up in trying to make a never-ending series of small adjustments, in a way that makes it very difficult to pinpoint the specific impact that each adjustment makes without a huge sample of hands to analyze. [...]

TPE … Staying Ahead of the MTT Game

Matthew Hunt | August 15, 2014

Marking the game’s evolution in 2014 The nature of poker is such that in order to make the best decisions possible with the information available, a player must adapt his or her game in order to exploit the weaknesses of the opponents he or she is up against. However, the process of exploiting a weakness [...]

Tournament Poker Edge … Making the Leap – Becoming a Professional Poker Player

Matthew Hunt | July 15, 2014

If you’re reading this magazine, chances are you’re pretty into your poker. You’ve probably been playing for a while, taking an interest in the game, and learning as much about it as possible. Maybe you play pretty regularly, and maybe you’ve had some success — some good tournament results or a solid win rate in [...]

Poker labels

Matthew Hunt | April 15, 2014

Why professionalism isn’t just for professionals If you’ve ever analyzed a poker hand, you’ve probably been through the process of putting your opponents into different categories, and making judgments and assumptions about them and their play based on those categories. You might label someone as a “reg,” a “sicko,” a “fish,” a “drooler,” a “donkey” [...]

The Three Biggest Leaks in … Low Stakes Tournament Players

Matthew Hunt | February 15, 2014

Plug them or you’ll sink I’ve noticed some trends lately among my students. Most of them are low-stakes, recreational tournament players who are looking to take their game to the next level, and many of them have some of the same leaks in common. A lot of these leaks are a result of recent progressions [...]