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Sep 22 2020

Professional Poker Player Salary (It Might Shock You)

People often ask me these days what is the average professional poker player salary? And to be quite honest, the answer varies depending on your skill level, what stakes you play, how much volume you put in and so on. So in this article I am going to break it all down for you. This is the ultimate guide to a professional poker...

Sep 15 2020

What Are the Odds of Pocket Aces Getting Cracked?

Did your pocket aces get cracked again? Are you wanting to know what are the odds of aces getting cracked? This is something that many of us wonder about when our aces seem to get cracked again and again and again. So let's just jump right into it! Is Pocket Aces a Good Hand? The first thing you should know is that pocket...

Sep 10 2020

The Truth About Being a Professional Poker Player

Many people ask me about what it is like to be become a professional poker player. And as somebody who played poker professionally online for 10+ years, I have a little bit to say about it! Is it all about sitting at the beach sipping pina coladas living the easy life while you hop online for a couple hours a week, crush some...

Sep 06 2020

Upswing Poker Lab vs Masterclass - Which One is Best For You?

One of the most common questions I get asked these days is: Which poker training program is better, The Upswing Poker Lab or the Daniel Negreanu Masterclass? Both of these poker courses are among the very best poker training material available today in my opinion to get you quickly beating the low stakes and mid stakes poker games. By the way, Phil Ivey...

Sep 04 2020

Upswing Poker Lab Review 2020 [FREE Download Bonus]

This is the most comprehensive Upswing Poker Lab review ever written (Updated for 2020). I have heard about the Upswing Poker Lab advanced training for quite some time now, but never really had a chance to have an in-depth look at it until now. And as a poker pro myself, I have always been interested in what's inside. This is by far the...

Sep 01 2020

The Phil Hellmuth Guide to Stop Tilting

Phil Hellmuth is perhaps best known for his famous rants and blowups at the poker table whenever he takes a bad beat. This is why he even earned the nickname "The Poker Brat." In fact, some of the most popular poker videos on YouTube have titles like "Phil Hellmuth loses it once again." Or "You won't believe what Phil Hellmuth did after this...

Aug 28 2020

9 Guaranteed Ways to Improve Your Poker Game in 2020

There is an incredible amount of educational material out there these days to help you improve your poker game in 2020. There is so much in fact that it can probably seem a bit daunting at first to someone who is just getting started online. Also, to complicate matters further, not all of this information is good. Some of it is bad and...

Aug 27 2020

PokerTracker vs Holdem Manager, DriveHUD, Hand2Note, Poker Copilot (Pro's Pick)

People often ask me what is the best poker HUD these days. And it is no secret that I have been using PokerTracker for nearly 10 years now and throughout most of my poker pro career as well. In fact, nearly every single online professional poker player I know also uses the PokerTracker HUD when they play online, and also to improve their...

Aug 25 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Micro Stakes Poker Tournament Strategy

Even though I’m primarily a cash game specialist, I know that many of you are interested in micro stakes tournament strategy as well. Maybe you just play tourneys on the side. But who wouldn't want to hit a big score in one of them a little more often right? The best micro stakes poker tournament strategy involves using a tight and aggressive play...

Aug 18 2020

Here's What a Limp Reraise Means (Hand Reading 101)

People often get confused about what a limp reraise means at the poker table. A limp reraise by the way is when somebody limps into the pot preflop (just calls the blind), you raise, and then when it comes back to them, they reraise you. This is an ideal way to trap the maximum amount of money in the pot preflop with a...

Aug 12 2020

Best Poker Software for 2020 (Free Tools Included)

This is the most comprehensive guide to the best poker software ever written (Updated for 2020). I get asked about the best poker software or best poker tools to use in 2020 more than any other question. And believe me, I get it. It is a bit of a jungle out there! So here are the best poker software tools you need to...

Aug 06 2020

Most Poker Players Make the WRONG River Fold Here

Learning how to play the river well is extremely important to your bottom line at the poker tables. And more specifically, you need to learn how to avoid making bad river folds. Now don't get me wrong, sometimes you absolutely do need to make a disciplined lay-down especially against an extremely tight player on the river. This is something that your poker HUD...

Aug 03 2020

Daniel Negreanu MasterClass Review 2020 - Complete Walkthrough

Recently the Daniel Negreanu MasterClass was launched. And like many of you I was excited to see what would be inside this new advanced poker training course. Daniel Negreanu's accomplishments in poker kind of speak for themselves. He has $40 million dollars in live poker tournament winnings and he is arguably the most famous poker player on the planet. So the great thing...

Aug 01 2020

How to Optimize Your HUD for Today's Poker Games [2020]

Your poker HUD (heads up display) is arguably your most important weapon at the poker tables especially as you start moving up the stakes. You have to play against regulars much more frequently and many of them don't have the obvious glaring leaks that they do at the lower limits. Having a good poker HUD setup that allows you to get the reads...

Jul 31 2020

What Does WSD Mean? An Extremely Simple Explanation

Jul 31 2020 Published at BlackRain79 - Micro Stakes Poker Strategy under tags  wsd

People often ask me what WSD means in poker. Well, here is a simple explanation: WSD or W$SD or W$SD% are technical terms that we use in modern poker tracking programs like PokerTracker to indicate the percentage of the time that someone wins money when they reach showdown (when all the cards are shown). This is why WSD is a fairly useful HUD...

Jul 28 2020

How to Make $500 a Month Playing Poker

Could you use an extra $500 a month playing poker? Most people would probably answer yes to that question. And luckily it actually isn't as difficult as you might think. You don't need to be a great poker player either. A mediocre player could make $500 a month playing poker with consistent play at the lowest stakes online like NL2, NL5 or NL10...

90% of Poker Pros Listen to This Kind of Music

Many people ask me if I listen to music while I am grinding out the long hours, especially at the online poker tables. And the answer is yes, I do! However, I have found that some types of music allow me to perform better and also help me manage my tilt control better as well. But of course, this is just going to...

Jul 22 2020

How to Win at Poker Every Time (It Might Shock You)

People often ask me how do you win at poker every time? Now, unfortunately my answer might disappoint you a bit. Because, well, you can't. However, there are several strategies that you can use to make sure you win at poker more often. I am going to explain them all for you in this article. 1\. Why Can't You Win at Poker Every...

Top 10 Reasons Why You Go On Tilt (And How to Fix It)

Jul 22 2020 Published at BlackRain79 - Micro Stakes Poker Strategy under tags  tilt

One of the most devastating side effects of losing in poker is tilt. It happens to everybody, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced pro. Some people have a longer fuse than others and can endure more pain, but at the end of the day, most people can only take so many bad beats and coolers, before they finally crack. In...

Jul 16 2020

15 Proven Ways to Beat Small Stakes Poker in 2020

People often ask me how to crush small stakes poker games these day. What are my top tips and tricks to continuing dominating these games in 2020? And believe me, I get it. There is a lot of information out there. And it can all be very confusing sometimes! Small stakes poker by the way refers to anything below about a $100 buy-in...