Tag: poker play strategies

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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