Matt Affleck

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May 18 2022

My Pocket Aces In The 2010 Main Event

May 18 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

Today I am going to write about one of the more famous hands in poker. We will look back at my famous hand 12 years later and see what decisions I may have changed. I am going to discuss my thought process in the A-A/J-J hand versus Jon Duhamel during the 2010 WSOP Main Event. … My Pocket Aces...

May 16 2022

Trusting The Poker Process

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

For today’s, article I want to write about the process and journey of a poker player. Being a poker player, or at least a successful, high-level one, involves a process outside just sitting down at the table and playing. Such a process involves countless hours of study, warm-up routines, cool-down routines, and reviewing play among …...

May 11 2022

Gut Instinct At The Poker Table

May 11 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

Gut instincts are often misunderstood, especially by weak poker players and those who are superstitious. I’ll preface this article by stating I am no psychologist and everything I write today is from my experience and discussions with Jared Tendler, a highly regarded mental performance coach. My inspiration for this article stemmed from being at the …...

May 09 2022

Become A Poker Equity Expert

May 09 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

I want to discuss three relating poker terms that often get mixed up and misused by players. We will be discussing the relationship between equity, expected value, and equity realization. Equity is the most common term that most serious to even recreational players have heard before. Equity is simply the percentage share of the pot …...

May 04 2022

Choosing Hands To Three-Bet Bluff With

May 04 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

Choosing the correct poker hands to three-bet as a bluff can be very difficult. Many professionals of all levels fail to study enough and know the correct hands to bluff with in certain situations. Mistakes that are made in three-bet pots are magnified due to the size of the pot. Constructing a proper three-betting range …...

May 02 2022

Becoming A Winning Poker Player

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

In today’s article, I want to talk about what it takes to become a winning poker player in today’s environment. With solvers, GTO strategy and other complex systems, it can be as confusing as ever to become a winning poker player in 2022. However, the opposite can also be said where it is as easy …...

Apr 27 2022

Defending The Big Blind Multiway

Apr 27 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

One of the biggest mistakes that I see in weak players is that they defend their big blind too wide when facing multiway action. In today’s article, I want to discuss adjustments that need to be made when calling in the big blind multiway. Poker is a game that is constantly evolving, 5-6 years ago …...

Apr 25 2022

When To Use The Donk Bet

Apr 25 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

I recently asked for topics to write about on Twitter and had a couple questions regarding donk betting. Followers were interested in hearing when is the correct time to donk bet and what strategies to use when implementing a donk betting strategy. Today we will define donk bet, equity/betting, donk betting later streets, and exploits. …...

Apr 20 2022

Maintaining Confidence In Poker

Apr 20 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header mindset & lifestyle

Today we will talk about a mental issue that I see in a lot of poker players, including myself. The issue in question is the failure to realize that the objective of this game is to not win the most pots, but to win the most money. The ability to recognize in your game when … Maintaining...

Apr 18 2022

3 Errors Made By Bad Tournament Players

Apr 18 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

In today’s article we are going to discuss three of the typical mistakes I see from weak tournament players. The three mistakes we will discuss are over continuation betting (c-betting) on the flop, playing too passive/not fighting for pots, and hand selection at various stack depths. Over C-Betting Let’s cut right to the chase, you …...

Apr 11 2022

Building Stacks Early In Tournaments

Apr 11 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

I am often asked what are the strategies that pros use to build big stacks early on in tournaments. Many players believe that it is some secret strategy that pros use to build huge stacks in tournaments. First, variance is a big part of getting a big stack. Anyone that has doubled up early in …...

Apr 04 2022

Continuation Betting 101

Apr 04 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

Continuation betting (or c-betting) is one of the core fundamentals of No- Limit Hold’em. It is however one of the most misunderstood aspects of the game. Many players simply do not understand the reason for the continuation betting or why they would want or not want to do so. There are certain properties that are present …...

Mar 23 2022

Impulse Plays At The Poker Table

Mar 23 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

Today I am going to talk about one of the mental issues that I am working the hardest on in my poker play, impulse plays. Impulse plays are hard to describe, some may call them something different, for me, its any play I make and immediately regret. Acting on impulse is different than being results … Impulse Plays At...

Impulse Plays At The Poker Table

Mar 23 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

Today I am going to talk about one of the mental issues that I am working the hardest on in my poker play, impulse plays. Impulse plays are hard to describe, some may call them something different, for me, its any play I make and immediately regret. Acting on impulse is different than being results …...

Mar 14 2022

How to Effectively Review a Hand History

Mar 14 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

After a deep run in a tournament, it is common practice to do a hand history review of the tournament. Essentially, this is a check-up on your game to find any major leak and spend extra time on decisions you are unsure of. This doesn’t even have to be a deep run in a tournament, … How to...

Mar 09 2022

If I Had A $1,000 Bankroll

Mar 09 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  poker strategy

Today's article comes from a Twitter question asked by one of my followers. This player wanted advice on how to build a bankroll from $1,000. This is a common question as this is a reasonable amount of money to scrape up for a starter bankroll. First, with a bankroll of this size, you must have …...

Feb 28 2022

Early Position Bets Facing The Big Blind

Feb 28 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

As the pre-flop aggressor, one of the natural follow-ups is to continuation bet the flop. The continuation bet is one of the first strategies that we learned coming up in poker during the “Moneymaker Boom”. We were told to follow thru with our story pre-flop and bet every flop. As poker has progressed over the …...

Feb 21 2022

How Coaching Helps Me As A Player

Feb 21 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

Between PokerCoaching.com and my 1 on 1 private clients, I have dedicated a good portion of my time to coaching. I don’t think it is a coincidence that I have seen an uptick in my play and overall confidence rise in my poker game over time as I continue to coach more and more. Coaching … How...

Feb 14 2022

3 Biggest Mistakes in Three-Bet Pots

Feb 14 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

In today’s article we are going to discuss three of the biggest mistakes that players make in three-bet pots. I will have some quick tips to immediately implement into your game to help increase your win-rate. These tips apply to both tournaments and cash games as I feel the same mistakes are made by players. …...

Feb 09 2022

Play Like Someone’s Watching

Feb 09 2022 Published at PokerCoaching.com under tags  free-header poker strategy

While recording content recently for PokerCoaching.com, I started the practice of recording my sessions online while playing. I do this in hopes of catching a final table run live on camera, or to review my play later as WSOP.com does not allow the use of tracking software. I was debating whether I should do commentary …...

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