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May 18 2022

Getting to Poker’s Fantasy Land

Let's get to poker's Fantasy Land! What is this, you ask? Fantasy Land is being in the most profitable spot with every hand you choose to play. It's seeing EVERY flop in position, as the preflop raiser against 1 other player. Is it possible to reach poker's Fantasy Land? Probably not. But in this post, I'm going to help you get as close...

May 12 2022

Most Common Leak New Students Have: Losing Too Much In The Blinds

Losing too much in the blinds is a leak many new students of mine have. Let me help you plug this all-too-common poker leak. Listen to this podcast episode as you follow along below:...

May 05 2022

[Updated] Mother’s Day Q&A – Helping You Become the Player You’re Meant to Be

In celebration of Mother's Day, I love releasing new Q&A episodes. My mom's guidance was instrumental in my life, and I love paying it forward to my audience. Q&A's allow me to help you with exactly what you need to know along your path to becoming the player you want to be. Happy Mother's Day! Mother's Day Q&A 2022 Listen to the episode...

Apr 27 2022

The Top 5 Ways to Improve with PokerTracker 4

PokerTracker 4 is the most useful software for online poker players. In this podcast you'll learn 5 ways to utilize this value program to improve your game. Listen to this episode as you follow along below:...

Apr 20 2022

Do you know why you’re betting?

Betting for no reason is a huge leak as it leads to thoughtless, -EV decisions. If you're just betting to bet or raising to raise, you're spewing chips at your opponents and the smart ones will be able to capitalize on that. In this episode, I discuss the 3 real reasons to make any bet or raise: 1) for value, 2) for isolation,...

Apr 13 2022

Q&A: Hand Reading to Build Poker Math Skills

I answer 3 questions about poker math and hand reading, and I give you a strategy for learning both skills simultaneously. Listen to the podcast as you follow along below:...

Apr 06 2022

4 Tools to Learn Poker’s Top Skill of Hand Reading

I want to share with you 4 different tools that will help you finally learn poker’s top skill of hand reading. Two of these are absolutely free, and the other two cost a few shekels, but they’ll turn you into a hand reading master… wayyyyy faster. Start your hand reading education with this demonstration video. "Do as you consume" and follow along with...

Mar 30 2022

6 Ingredients Necessary to Change Any Behavior – Dr. Tricia Cardner

I receive newsletters from Dr. Tricia Cardner of www.PeakPokerMindset.com and author of Peak Poker Performance. On March 23rd she sent an article called "6 Ingredients Necessary to Change Any Behavior". I found so much value in this article that I wanted to share it with my audience. Dr. Cardner gave me permission to read it on the podcast, so here it...

Mar 07 2022

Bread & Butter Poker: The #1 Strategy for Increased Poker Profits

Playing for Bread & Butter is the #1 profitable poker strategy. Not only does B&B poker earn you more chips, but it also makes poker more fun, exciting and less frustrating. This page will teach you how to put yourself into this most profitable situation more frequently and how to exploit non-Bread & Butter players. Plus, we'll dive into your PokerTracker 4 database...

Feb 23 2022

Improve Tournament Poker Results with this FREE Tracker

I'll help you improve your poker tournament results with a free tracker to measure results, statistics and win rates to find areas of opportunity. Listen to this podcast episode as you follow along below: Podcast coming soon!...

Feb 15 2022

5 Steps to Improve Your Poker Results

I’m going to help you improve your poker results with 5 things you can do starting today. Some of these are easier to do than others, but the great thing about all 5 is that you can do them all starting today, with your very next play or study session. Listen to this episode as you follow along below:...

Feb 10 2022

Do These 5 Things With Flopzilla Pro EVERY Time You Study

I credit using Flopzilla Pro for most of my poker improvement. These are the 5 things I use it for during EVERY study and coaching session. You MUST use Flopzilla Pro, regardless of an online or LIVE poker journey. Get Flopzilla Here. It’s incredibly useful for reviewing hands, learning equities and hand reading. The $25 you spend on Flopzilla and the free beta...

Feb 03 2022

3 Steps to Effectively Learn Any Poker Math Concept

I give you 3 simple steps to effectively learn any poker math concept, regardless of your math abilities. This episode is taken from a poker math training video at my online training site, www.thePokerForge.com. Listen to this podcast episode as you follow along below: Episode coming soon!...

Jan 26 2022

Figuring Out the Best Flops to Bluff On with Flopzilla Pro

In this episode, I give you the number 1 lesson I've learned from years of using Flopzilla Pro and how you can use this software to improve your flop play. Listen to the podcast as you follow along below:...

Jan 19 2022

4-Part Plan for Training the Skill of Tilt Control

In this episode, I give you a 4-part plan for training the skill of tilt control (avoiding anger, negative emotions) to improve your poker results and enjoyment at the tables. Listen to this episode as you follow along below:...

Jan 13 2022

Poker Q&A: Playing Overpairs, Donk Betting and Tough Opponents

In this Q&A, I answer three listener questions about playing overpairs out of position, donk betting, playing against tough opponents and the importance of learning from showdowns....

Jan 06 2022

Achieve Your SMART Poker Goals in 2022

Jan 06 2022 Published at Smart Poker Study under tags  goals smart poker study podcast

I help you develop SMART poker goals and a plan of action to help you succeed in 2022. Listen to the podcast as you follow along below: Episode coming soon! I love creating goals. They spur me to take action to achieve the things I want in poker and in life. But here’s the thing for me; goals aren’t enough. I must also...

Dec 29 2021

What Would Poker Improvement Look Like If It Were Easy?

"What would this look like if it were easy?" Tim Ferriss, the author of the incredible book called “The 4-Hour Workweek”, asks himself this question in order to clarify his thoughts, to begin with the end in mind and to simplify the actions he needs to take to accomplish his goals. Listen to this podcast as you follow along below: Episode coming soon!...

Dec 21 2021

BlackRain79.com – 5 Pieces of Advice If I Had to Start Poker Again

I have the great opportunity to share with you a killer article from BlackRain79.com called "If I Had to Start Poker Again (5 Pieces of Advice)". I've wanted to do this podcast topic for months now, and when BlackRain79's article came through (poker pro Nathan Williams), it was my opportunity! He gave me permission and here it is!...

Dec 13 2021

Alex Fitzgerald – 8 Tips For Turbo Tournaments!

Today's turbo tournaments tip podcast is courtesy of Alex Fitzgerald and PokerHeadRush.com. Sign up for his daily strategy newsletter. Also, save $400 on his 13-part course with Mike Wasserman (sale ends Wednesday, December the 15th at midnight!)...