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May 18 2022

8 Common Poker Leaks and Quick Fixes

As a poker coach, one of my most important roles for my students is being a leak finder and plugger. It’s my job to determine what mistakes are costing my students money, and I give them strategies to cut the losses. In poker, as in life, a big blind saved is a big blind earned. So, every leak a student plugs is a...

May 17 2022

3 Reasons Why String Betting is Not Allowed in Poker — Don’t Do It!

What is a String Bet in Poker? String betting occurs when a player makes a bet in multiple motions or in multiple phrases when verbally announcing a bet. There are a few different forms of string betting in poker, all of which are illegal. String bets can be categorized into two types: verbal and non-verbal. There is only one way to verbally string...

May 11 2022

5 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Slow Roll Your Opponent in Poker – and 3 Reasons You Should

Slow rolling in poker is a controversial subject, some players find it funny, and others think it is the worst thing you can do to an opponent. In this article we list five reasons why you shouldn't slow roll, and three reasons why you should. But first, you might be wondering, what is a slow roll in poker?...

Apr 06 2022

5 Tips to Managing Your Poker Bankroll

If you’re new to poker, you might be tired of hearing just how important bankroll management is if you want to make it in the long run. If that’s the case, I’m sorry to disappoint, as you’re about to read yet another post on that “boring” subject. On a more serious note, though, there are plenty of perfectly good reasons why more experienced...

Apr 05 2022

[Updated] I Love Surprises in LIFE… Not in Poker

I love surprises in life. That’s why I don’t watch movie trailers. Truly, I DON’T WATCH MOVIE TRAILERS. That might seem weird to most of you. I simply decide to see a movie based on the actors/director/story/word of mouth, then go see it (or not). I also don’t read Yelp reviews on a new restaurant. I want to experience all things fresh, basically...

Mar 03 2022

3 More Fun, Wacky Home Poker Games to Throw in the Mix

Let’s face it; no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em gets boring. Getting stacked kings versus aces and constantly folding 80% of hands leads to plenty of staring into space, asking yourself, “there must be something more in this poker life, right?” Well, dear friends, there is. A few years back, Cardplayer Lifestyle founder Robbie Strazynski penned an article detailing...

Feb 24 2022

Studying Poker in 2022: Plan Your Weekly Learning

In the prior 3 articles of this Studying Poker in 2022 series I helped you: Find time in your busy schedule for poker study and play. List your areas of weakness so you know where to focus your efforts....

Feb 16 2022

Studying Poker in 2022: Prioritize Your Weaknesses

In the prior article of this series, I helped you create your list of weaknesses (poker leaks). Whip out your list right now because I’m going to help you prioritize ‘em so you can get the biggest bang for your study buck. Let’s imagine you wrote these five weaknesses in your poker journal: I Don’t 3-bet Bluff Enough: I...

Feb 08 2022

Studying Poker in 2022: Know Your Areas of Weakness

In the first article in the Studying in 2022 series, I helped you build dedicated blocks of poker study and play time into your schedule. So, what do you fill these blocks with? I recommend you fill them with purposeful study and play around your areas of weakness (also called poker leaks). Do you know your areas of weakness?...

Feb 03 2022

Studying in 2022: Schedule Your Poker Time

Ed. note: This is Part 1 of 4 in Sky's "Studying in 2022" series of articles. Part 2 will appear next week. I know it’s hard to build your poker skills with life getting in the way; full-time job… kids… softball… knitting… Netflix… even playing poker! Studying poker takes a back seat to more important or “fun” things. That's only natural. But if...

What Are The Safest Payment Methods At Online Poker Sites?

In the world of online payments in the casino industry, it is obvious by now that gamers have a larger variety of options at their disposal than ever. No matter whether via cards or e-wallets or perhaps the pay by phone bill option, casino payments are more varied than ever....

Jan 19 2022

I Love Surprises in LIFE… Not in Poker

I love surprises in life. That’s why I don’t watch movie trailers. Truly, I DON’T WATCH MOVIE TRAILERS. That might seem weird to most of you. I simply decide to see a movie based on the actors/director/story/word of mouth, then go see it (or not). I also don’t read Yelp reviews on a new restaurant. I want to experience all things fresh, basically...

5 Essential Online Poker Tips for Better Profit

Poker is arguably the best card game in the world and has been immortalized in TV and films for decades. If you’re new to the game and want to play online poker it is important that as well as knowing the rules you have a strategy. If you’re a seasoned pro you probably know these tips but they are still worth reviewing...

Dec 26 2021

Review: Endgame Poker Strategy – The ICM Book

Everyone knows that consistently notching good results in poker tournaments is hard. It’s one thing to get lucky and win one big event, but staying profitable over thousands of MTTs takes a lot of skill. One key aspect to achieving this kind of results is to fully understand ICM. the Independent Chip Model. While almost every player out there has heard about ICM...

Top 3 Tips for Crushing Play Money Games

Play money poker may not be the “real” thing, but it can be a great stepping stone and an early learning tool for players looking to get into poker. Of course, even experienced poker players can still have some fun in the play money games, although the extremely low skill level you will see at these tables can make playing them somewhat mundane....

Dec 14 2021

Take Action with the Strategies You Learn

I firmly believe that action is the greatest teacher. That’s why I love giving action steps in my podcasts, videos, articles and books. But, a lot of content creators don’t do this for you. So, you’ve got to do it for yourself. Here’s the 3-part Action Step Creation Process: Learn something new Figure out how to practice it in-game Figure out how to...

Nov 28 2021

Poker Tips by George: Social Interactions & Mental Challenges

Why do we play poker? Pros play to earn a livelihood. But the vast majority – call us recreational players – are quite satisfied if we go home a winner, the more the better. We also seek mental challenge and social interaction with the other players which we may not express or recognize. I'm referring to live poker, of course. When you play...

Nov 16 2021

Poker Tips by George: Game Limits and Table Stakes Make a Difference

Doug Polk is amazing! After winning over $10 million in online poker and live tournaments, he decided to "hang up the cards" at the age of 31. He's also earned three World Series of Poker gold bracelets and famously beat Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu in a heads-up, high-stakes match for $1.2 million. He has also engaged in other endeavors, perhaps most...

What Percentage of Poker Starting Hands Should I Play?

When you start playing poker, Texas Hold'em in particular, you will want to learn all of the different strategies and ways of playing that you need to be a success. As part of this, you may wonder how many of the hands you are dealt you should play, and how this affects your chances of success....

Nov 12 2021

3 Steps to Avoid Poker Study Overwhelm

Maybe it feels like you're always overwhelmed with your poker studies and the things you’re struggling with: I need to improve my 3-betting skills. I get angry too easily and MUST learn to control my emotions. I still can't hand read. I can't use my HUD properly. I don't know when to double-barrel...

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