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Nov 29 2021

3 Ways To Easily Exploit Recreational Players

These days, tournaments are more jam-packed with recreational players than ever. Playing against these “recreationals” requires a lot of exploitative adjustments depending on what kind of player they are, but there are some general rules that should hold true in most situations where you’re up against a weaker opponent. Here we’ll look at three [...] Der Beitrag 3 Ways To Easily Exploit Recreational...

Nov 22 2021

How to Defend Your Big Blind (5 Tips!)

The big blind is one of the most important positions at the poker table to learn how to play. For starters, you will always lose money in the long run, since you are at such a major disadvantage preflop. Before the cards are dealt, you are already risking the most money at the table [...] Der Beitrag How to Defend Your Big Blind...

Nov 15 2021

Top 3 Mindset Tips For Poker Players

“You show me someone who doesn’t have their life in order, and I’ll show you a bad poker player.” -Coach Bahman Sadly, most poker players will probably overlook their mindset and habits for the entirety of their poker career. Some may struggle at the tables because of it, some might find some success [...] Der Beitrag Top 3 Mindset Tips For Poker Players...

Nov 09 2021

If You Do These 3 Things You Are Exploiting Yourself

One of the first things you may have heard when you first started to take poker seriously is the term “exploit.” Simply put, this means understanding and adjusting to your opponent’s tendencies at the table to increase your winnings. When we start breaking into the world of HUDs and stats online, the immediate temptation may be to start adjusting to every stat you...

Oct 25 2021

Tilt Management 101: Take a Deep Breath

If you’ve played poker for a meaningful period of time, you’ve almost definitely experienced your fair share of tilt throughout your journey. For the vast majority of people, tilt is such a large problem that it greatly impacts not only their mental state, but also their focus, session length and winrate. How often have [...] Der Beitrag Tilt Management 101: Take a Deep...

Oct 18 2021

Studying Poker: Where To Begin

So, you want to start studying poker, huh? Maybe you got into it a few years ago, watching Daniel Negreanu, Phil Helmuth and other poker legends battle it out on the felt. Maybe you have been an avid player since the Moneymaker boom, but you want to start seriously working [...] Der Beitrag Studying Poker: Where To Begin erschien zuerst auf Raise Your...

Oct 08 2021

Tournament Poker: What To Study First

When it comes to transitioning from cash games to tournaments (or learning tournament poker from scratch), most players focus on areas of study that have very little impact on their immediate results. Trying to improve your tournament game without a solid game plan is like trying to drive from Paris to [...] Der Beitrag Tournament Poker: What To Study First erschien zuerst auf...

Sep 20 2021

Mastering Your Fate: How to Choose Your Problems in Life

Sep 20 2021 Published at Raise Your Edge! under tags  articles downswing life lifestyle poker

When you ask people about what being happy means to them, you are almost guaranteed to get a wide variety of answers. Some might say having a stable job, others might say having freedom to travel and explore the world. Still others may say that family is the biggest blessing in life and [...] Der Beitrag Mastering Your Fate: How to Choose Your...

Sep 12 2021

Why ICM Can Win Or Lose You Thousands $$$

One of the biggest hurdles poker players face when it comes to understanding tournament poker is the idea of ICM, or the Independent Chip Model. While this is definitely a complex idea, especially for those like myself who don’t come from a mathematics background, there are several ways to simplify ICM and take away a broad understanding that you can apply directly to...

Sep 03 2021

How To Decide What To Do In Poker

Sep 03 2021 Published at Raise Your Edge! under tags  articles

Good decision-making in poker requires asking the right questions. When most players find themselves in a difficult situation, they tend to usually start by asking themselves things like “how do I balance my range here..” or “what am I trying to represent..” While these questions have merit, they aren’t very productive when it comes [...] Der Beitrag How To Decide What To Do...

Aug 26 2021

3 Easy Tips To Succeed In Poker

Aug 26 2021 Published at Raise Your Edge! under tags  articles

First off, let’s address the elephant in the room. There is no one tip or point that will turn you into a professional poker player overnight, the game simply just doesn’t work that way. With that being said, there are definitely some major adjustments that you should be making right off [...] Der Beitrag 3 Easy Tips To Succeed In Poker erschien zuerst...

Aug 12 2021

RYE Member wins $115,888 during WSOP!

Aug 12 2021 Published at Raise Your Edge! under tags  interviews

Raise Your Edge community member and twitch stream moderator ‘Jabochi’ has been working his way up in stakes since 2018, and all the hard work finally paid off big time when he took 3rd in the Online WSOP Event #2 $1,111 Buy-in Tournament for a massive $115,888.71! In this Q&A ‘Jabochi’ goes deep on [...] Der Beitrag RYE Member wins $115,888 during WSOP!...

Aug 05 2021

How to Choose the Right Habits

Aug 05 2021 Published at Raise Your Edge! under tags  articles

These days it seems like whatever daily routine you may have, there is always something better you could be doing. Internet gurus and the like will spam your newsfeed with so many tips and advice on habits and productivity that it can seem as though you can do nothing right. Internet biohackers [...] Der Beitrag How to Choose the Right Habits erschien zuerst...

Jul 14 2021

3 Tips to exploit low/mid stakes tournaments

Jul 14 2021 Published at Raise Your Edge! under tags  articles

Although poker has shifted dramatically towards GTO principles and solver- based study in recent years, the simple fact is that most players still do not understand how to avoid being exploited. Especially in lowstakes and midstakes games, many players are making serious errors and leaving a ton of money on the table. If you can [...] Der Beitrag 3 Tips to exploit low/mid stakes...

Jan 10 2021

Protected: Is Coffee Destroying Your Win Rate

Jan 10 2021 Published at Raise Your Edge! under tags  hidden

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Nov 10 2020

Introducing Coach Bahman

Nov 10 2020 Published at Raise Your Edge! under tags  articles

Bahman Zarghami is a mindset and high performance coach, and has been working with poker players and other business professionals for over seven years, helping them deal with specific challenges surrounding high-sensitivity, ADD, and high intelligence. A refugee at the age of 2, Bahman grew up in Holland and dealt with homelessness, poverty and mental health issues from [...] Der Beitrag Introducing Coach...

Aug 26 2020

RYE Member “Marolo” Wins WSOP Bracelet

Aug 26 2020 Published at Raise Your Edge! under tags  articles interviews

The largest tournament field in World Series Of Poker History came to a decision on the virtual felt of GGPoker.com, and out of 29,306 players, Marcelo “Marolo” Jakovljevic Pudla battled his way to WSOP gold. Pudla fought his way through adversity to take down WSOP Event #32 “The Opener,” securing the grand prize of $265,880 and his first ever WSOP Bracelet. Winning the...

Jul 29 2020

Why Doing Less Can Help You Succeed

Jul 29 2020 Published at Raise Your Edge! under tags  articles

In poker and in life, doing less of something might often be a lot more critical to your success than doing more. The simple fact is, everyone doesn’t start from the same baseline when striving for a goal. For example, let's say that 10 people want to quit their jobs and play poker full time, professionally. All 10 people want to make somewhere...

Jul 15 2020

3 Reasons Why You Suck At Poker

Jul 15 2020 Published at Raise Your Edge! under tags  articles

When learning a new skill, you have to start from a baseline of 0% knowledge. We see it when a child learns to ride a bike, going from scrapes and bruises to cruising around the neighborhood. We see it in martial arts, learning how to throw punches and grapple, gaining endurance and technique and eventually mastering the sport through years of hard work...

May 27 2020

4 Reasons why YOU don’t make money in poker – and what to do about it

May 27 2020 Published at Raise Your Edge! under tags  articles

“Anyone can make money playing poker” I truly believed in this statement for a long time. I have come to realize that it is inaccurate. Instead, there is an adjusted version of that quote that, in my estimation, captures the reality a lot better: “Anyone can create a version of themselves, that can make money playing poker” The difference might seem subtle, but...

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