Tag: poker play strategies

Aug 10 2022

Use These HUD Stats When Facing 3bets BEFORE Calling

Nobody likes facing 3bets. However, in today's aggressive games, you're going to face a lot of them. I share the most important HUD statistics I use to help me make reads on my opponent when I'm facing 3bets. These statistics tell me how often they 3bet from each position, and very importantly, the position they 3bet against. This is going to help you...

Aug 03 2022

Ask These Questions to Learn from Hands Played

Finding hands to study is easy… learning from them is tough. I give you 16 useful and insightful questions to help you learn from every hand played. Listen to podcast episode #402 as you follow along below:...

Jul 28 2022

Bet Size Matters… So Pay Attention!

Bet size matters, and it's fully in your control with every aggressive play you make. Whether it’s going all-in for 88bb's or donk betting just 1bb. This is one of the great parts of playing no limit versus limit poker. Having a choice in bet size gives the no limit player more options as well as more information to work with. You can...

Jun 30 2022

Four Killer 4th of July Poker Tips

Happy 4th of July! These four tips are things I heard for many years… and I wish I had listened and done something about them sooner. Better late than never! So, take action this holiday weekend and put each of these to use to improve your game from moment one. Listen to this episode as you follow along below: Episode coming soon! 4th...

Jun 15 2022

One Until Done with Action! My Favorite Learning Strategy

I help you navigate your poker studies and purposeful play with one of my favorite learning principles: one until done with action. Listen to this podcast episode as you follow along below:...

May 25 2022

Make These Two Profitable Exploits with HUD Statistics

I'm going to help you use a few HUD statistics the make two profitable exploits. My Smart HUD for PokerTracker 4 is the most valuable tool in my poker arsenal. It helps me make +EV decisions every time I play. And, I don't play on sites that do not allow for a HUD. I like to have every advantage possible over my opponents,...

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:...

Nov 17 2021

Great Questions Lead to Great Decisions

I help you put more thought into your decisions by asking yourself great questions that force you to utilize the information available to you. Listen to this episode #365 as you follow along below:...

Aug 20 2021

Exploiting on Anonymous Poker Sites

There are plenty of anonymous sites out there that don’t use screen names and instead use randomized numbers for the players at your table. This prevents long-term tracking of your opponents. You may have heard of (or play on) sites like Ignition or Bovada. Without trackable screen names, playing on anonymous sites is a lot like LIVE poker where you don’t have a...

Jul 01 2021

Exploiting Loose-Aggressive Poker Players

In this post (and podcast episode), I’ll teach you the exploiting and chip earning strategies I love to use versus the loose-aggressive (LAG) players at my table. Loose-aggressive players play exactly as their name implies: they throw chips in with a ton of hands, so they're loose, and normally put in chips as bets and raises rather than checks and calls, so they’re...

Jun 03 2021

Slow is Smart and Smart is… WINNING

“Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.” I'm sure you've heard this sniper motto before. It's one of my favorites because it's applicable to more than just being a sniper. I love taking ideas from real life and figuring out how to apply them to poker. Let's relate this classic sniper motto to poker: "Slow is smart and smart is winning!” I am...

Apr 01 2021

Interview with Duncan Palamourdas of ‘Why Alex Beats Bobbie At Poker’

I loved Why Alex Beats Bobbie at Poker. Duncan Palamourdas has a gift for conveying poker strategy through stories and examples. You might think a math guy like Duncan (he teaches math and poker at UCLA) would write an overly complicated and hard-to-digest math-heavy book, but nothing could be further from the truth. He blends strategy and math into easy-to-understand examples and...

Mar 30 2021

What am I doing wrong?

Let’s be real. Poker can be infuriating at times. So much so, that most of us who have played the game for a considerable amount of time likely have our fair share of moments where we were forced to question our own sanity. The question below comes from a student of mine who is also a highly successful chess player. Their question arose...

Oct 01 2020

5 Effective Tips & Strategies for Playing Winning Poker

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Sep 22 2020

Breaking Poker Rules | Podcast Episode #310

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. – Katherine Hepburn Stealing from the cookie jar before dinner was fun and satisfying, right? Running red lights when it’s safe to do so (like when there aren’t any other cars around) saves time, it’s exciting and it’s better than waiting for green. Here's a poker example:...

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