Alex Fitzgerald

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Apr 06 2022

The Aspirations Of A Poker Player

Apr 06 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

A great military strategist once said that there is a large difference between wanting to become someone and wanting to do something. He rallied against the office politics that surrounded military high command. He discussed how wanting to be “one of the boys” in the top brass meant sacrificing your values and differing opinions. However, …...

Mar 16 2022

Remembering Versus Knowing

Mar 16 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

“But this teacher says I should do this play in that situation.” “Why did he say that?” I ask. (Crickets) The above exchange is worrying to me. When I am talking to aspiring poker players, I am struck with an impression: They want firm answers. They want a poker trainer who they can trust 100%. …...

Mar 02 2022

They Want To Feel Good

Mar 02 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.” – Henry Ford Most poker players do not want to make money at the poker table, they want to feel better … They Want To Feel Good...

Feb 16 2022

Accepting Reality At The Poker Table

Feb 16 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

“The smart man accepts. The idiots insists.” - Unknown One of the most baffling parts of my job is seeing people repeatedly shoot themselves in the foot. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this one: “Oh, I was doing great in the tournament, then I tried to run a bluff on …...

Feb 02 2022

Knowing Which Poker Players To Ignore

Feb 02 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

If you’re going to play winning poker, you’re going to have to ignore a lot of people. I was once playing deep in a major tournament. I barreled two streets versus a a good reg. On the river, another draw came in, but my combo draw missed. The river card also happened to be an … Knowing Which...

Jan 19 2022

How To Play Pocket Jacks

Jan 19 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  poker strategy

One of the best study strategies you can utilize when working on your poker play is finding a specific area of your game to improve. Looking to improve your small blind play? Track down a book that dives extensively into small blind strategy. Need to get better at the math of the game? Utilize a … How To Play Pocket Jacks Read More...

How To Play Pocket Jacks

Jan 19 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  poker strategy

One of the best study strategies you can utilize when working on your poker play is finding a specific area of your game to improve. Looking to improve your small blind play? Track down a book that dives extensively into small blind strategy. Need to get better at the math of the game? Utilize a … How To...

Jan 10 2022

Embrace Healthy Systems Part 2

Jan 10 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

Did you come up with resolutions for 2022? According to many studies, there is a 92% chance you won’t accomplish those goals. Why? It has nothing to do with you. They’re always talking about having ambitious goals in school, however, they never teach you how to achieve those goals. It’s only been in recent years …...

Embrace Healthy Systems Part 2

Jan 10 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

Did you come up with resolutions for 2022? According to many studies, there is a 92% chance you won’t accomplish those goals. Why? It has nothing to do with you. They’re always talking about having ambitious goals in school, however, they never teach you how to achieve those goals. It’s only been in recent years …...

Jan 05 2022

Forget Goals, Embrace Healthy Systems

Jan 05 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

In this article, we are going to discuss some systems that you can implement in regards to your life. These life systems will help improve your mood, which will help you play better poker. To get the best results you are going to need to track every day you fulfill a system. If you do … Forget...

Dec 27 2021

Invest in Management, YOU Are The Manager

Dec 27 2021 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

My friends in the business world have an adage they repeat often: “Over invest in management.” One employee screwing up negatively impacts that employee’s tasks. A bad manager, however, will affect all the employees on his watch. As a poker player, when you wake up in the morning you are your own manager. You have …...

Dec 15 2021

Spite Equity In Poker

Dec 15 2021 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

I recently was listening to an audiobook called The Hacking Of The American Mind. In the book, they discussed a study which I found extremely interesting. Researchers did this test where they put two people in a partnership, with one being the "decider" and the other the "recipient". They were given a $100 to split …...

Nov 16 2021

How to Play Poker Tired

Nov 16 2021 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

In boxing, fighters have an adage. “You have to learn to fight tired. It’s a different skill.” Many of us have played a sport which has completely run us down. In the final moments of the game, when we are completely spent, we still know how to move and position ourselves. A subconscious will takes … How to Play...

Oct 12 2021

Who Is Folding Pairs?

Oct 12 2021 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

If you can find a guy who is folding pairs, you can collect tens of big blinds without a hand. If you can find a guy who isn’t folding pairs, you can collect much, much more. Utilizing The Threebet Most threebet bluffing strategies these days work to isolate a person who flats threebets too much. … Who Is...

Sep 21 2021

When To Play Multiway Pots

Sep 21 2021 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

“Multiway pots are death.” I have said this phrase no less than 10,000 times to my students. The reason I say it so often is because in their low-to-mid stakes games, there are loose openers who are begging to be threebet. They flat large reraises out of position with weak hands and have no idea … When To...

Jan 30 2020

Winning Poker Mindset: 5 Things to Control

Jan 30 2020 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  mindset & lifestyle

The reason I love writing about poker is it’s very much writing about life. If you don’t have your life in order, you will not play winning poker. Unless your training is simply impeccable, you will fly off the handle at some point. It takes years and years of deliberate study to get your game … Winning Poker Mindset: 5 Things to Control...

Jan 23 2020

Poker Timing Tells

You raise from the button in a tournament with J-10o. The big blind calls after a couple of seconds. You are both 60 big blinds deep. The board comes 8h-4h-3s. He checks to you. You bet half-pot, about three big blinds. He calls. The turn is the 9 of clubs. He checks to you. What … Poker Timing Tells Read More » The...

Jan 17 2020

Poker Entitlement & Combination Counting

Jan 17 2020 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  mindset & lifestyle

I'm playing in the WPT Borgata Open. A player I’ve always considered tight opens from UTG+1 to 2.5X the big blind. In the time he and I have played, I have never once seen him bluff. I have instead seen him pot control constantly. It seems like the worst thing that could ever happen to … Poker Entitlement & Combination Counting Read More...

Jan 10 2020

How to 3-Bet Bluff Out of Position

Jan 10 2020 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  poker strategy

The most dangerous bluff in No-Limit Hold’em is the 3-bet bluff out of position. You could have a great career without hardly ever doing one. However, if you have a guy who is perpetually opening on your blinds and you’re in a tournament, there can be some great opportunities to 3-bet bluff. This is what … How to 3-Bet Bluff Out of Position...

Jan 02 2020

Take Responsibility for Your Poker Actions

Jan 02 2020 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  poker strategy

If I say, “Mary had a little ______.” You are going to think, “lamb.” There’s no amount of meditation or positive thinking which could get you to not think of the word “lamb” there. This is what happens when people tell themselves, “just don’t tilt.” It’s like trying to not think of the word “lamb” … Take Responsibility for Your Poker Actions Read...

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