Poker Mindset Strategy

Work harder … Learning to learn

October 2014

A little study goes a long way There is no such thing as an overnight success. Yes, I know. We’ve all heard the story of a guy walking in off the street and winning the tournament. Most of those guys do not go on to become notable poker professionals. They save the money, which is [...]

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

July 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 [...]

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The Distraction Era: How modern poker is betting blind

June 2014

It’s here. The Amazon Room is again alive with the seemingly endless buzz of shuffling chips, the vuvuzela-like resonance which signals that our World Cup has begun.  At last, the Thunderdome has awoken from a nearly yearlong slumber, ready to introduce the world to the newest wave of poker talent.  There’s no place in the [...]

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Working harder … Food for thought

May 2014

Do you really want to leave your series to chance? You ever notice how you don’t see football players drinking Mountain Dew before the Super Bowl? There is a reason why stories of Babe Ruth eating solely hot dogs before games are the exception and not the rule. Yet, when many poker players make the [...]

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Does Ohm’ing Equal Winning?

April 2014

Poker will drive you crazy if you don’t learn how to make it your bitch. An odd way to start an article about meditation, perhaps, but the fact of the matter is: poker has the ability to drive even the most even-keeled person to the point of legitimate insanity unless you learn how to master your [...]

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Work harder … Put your ego away for a minute

April 2014

“He’s a better player than me,” I tell a pupil. I say this in a number of high stakes hand history reviews. Many students seem taken aback when I could admit anyone is a better player than me. How do I expect to keep teaching if I’m telling everyone else who can actually beat me? [...]

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Poker labels

April 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” [...]

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