Tag: smart poker study podcast

Jun 10 2021

Folding Is Boring and Boring Is Winning

"You might be a losing player if… your hatred of boring poker causes you to play too many hands." -Sky, channeling his inner Jeff Foxworthy In last week's podcast episode #343: Slow Is Smart and Smart Is Winning, I took an old sniper motto and applied it to poker. This week, I'm giving it another slant and...

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...

May 26 2021

The Bare Bones HUD for Tourneys and Anonymous Sites

The Bare Bones HUD is exactly what tournament and anonymous site players need to exploit your ever-changing opponents. As online players, we love using a HUD to give us more info to exploit players. But anonymous sites like Ignition and the ever-changing table dynamics of tournaments mean that some HUD stats just don't accumulate fast enough. These 7 essential "bare bones" elements are...

May 17 2021

Get Excited with this New Warm-up Idea: Watching Greatness in Action

Get excited by greatness! Here's a new warm-up technique I learned from Patton Oswalt in a recent Carolla Classics podcast episode. The conversation begins at about the 2:01:00 mark. It's originally from episode #233 in January 2011. Listen to this episode to hear Patton discuss this...

May 06 2021

4-Part Mother’s Day Q&A

In celebration of Mother's Day, here's a 4-part Q&A series. In this series, I answer 4 listener questions and also give my recommendation for a related Poker Forge video that will help you beyond my answer here. Happy Mother's Day! Mother’s Day Q&A #1: "What skills should I drill into my game?" Listen to Mother's Day Q&A #1:...

Apr 29 2021

Two Pot-earning Plays I Love and 1 for MAX Value

You're about to learn 2 plays that I love making to earn pots and 1 more that gives me MAX Value when the time is right. Action is the greatest teacher! If you just read or listen below, sure, you’ll learn something. But to truly get value out of this post, and to earn more pots and more value, take action with these...

Apr 26 2021

Your Poker Study Guide for 2021

We're in the throes of 2021 and isn't it about time you developed a strong poker study habit? Too many of us go willy-nilly from one video to the next, or binge listen to dozens of podcasts without even putting one piece of poker strategy to use. Well, no more! This is your Ultimate Poker Study Guide for turning yourself into the player...

Apr 16 2021

You MUST Work to Understand Your Opponents | Podcast #335

In my efforts to understand my opponents better, I've developed a system to help train myself to think about my opponents. I use Focus Sessions of just one table at a time for this practice. By playing just one table, I have enough brain space to observe all the action to make as many reads as possible. And I also have the time...

Apr 12 2021

Poker Development Plan, Outs & Odds Practice, Overboard HUD Use | Q&A

3 great questions today about a recommended poker development plan, practicing outs and odds math and going overboard with HUD use. I love answering questions, and I know the answers below will help you. Speaking of helping you, this page with all the links below can be your study guide for the next 2+ months! Imagine avoiding poker overwhelm for 2 full months...

Apr 08 2021

An Interview with Mindset Coach Pat Bailouni

I had the opportunity to interview mindset consultant Pat Bailouni (website PatBailouni.com) who is a trained Demartini Method Facilitator. He's also a financial market trader and he uses his understanding of human behavior and psychology to help traders, poker players, entrepreneurs and athletes sharpen their edge in their respective fields. Check out his recent article:...

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 04 2021

Smart Poker Study Audiobook Excerpts

I'm a huge fan of audiobook listening as it helps pass the time when doing the mundane: chores, commuting, jogging, etc. I even listened to all 47 hours and 47 minutes of Stephen King's The Stand!!! And they're great for poker education, too. I use audiobooks to help reinforce the strategies and techniques I learn in my study sessions. Listening to a...

Feb 20 2021

Top 5 Tips for Better Hand Reading without Using Solvers

The ability to figure out what poker hands your opponent could be holding, also known as hand reading, is one of the key aspects of your game. The best poker players in the world are using solvers to train this process and understand ranges in different situations. However, I am aware that not everyone enjoys using solvers and analyzing the difficult math,...

Top 5 Tips for Better Hand Reading without Using Solvers

The ability to figure out what poker hands your opponent could be holding, also known as hand reading, is one of the key aspects of your game. The best poker players in the world are using solvers to train this process and understand ranges in different situations. Listen to this article within the podcast:...

Feb 16 2021

I Am Your Poker Coach

With every piece of content I create, I treat it like it's a 1-on-1 session between me (your coach) and you (my student). You should do the same. Listen to this podcast episode:...

I Am Your Poker Coach

With every piece of content I create, I treat it like it's a 1-on-1 session between me (your coach) and you (my student). You should do the same. Listen to this podcast episode:...

Feb 04 2021

Counting Outs and Making Profitable Calls

Do you understand outs and odds math? There is a huge issue that many players face… they don’t know how to determine whether their draw is worth chasing. Maybe you have this issue: You flop a flush draw and your opponent bets 2/3 pot. Is your draw strong enough to call? Are you paying too much to chase it? This uncertainty leads to...

Counting Outs and Making Profitable Calls

Do you understand outs and odds math? Do you use it to make profitable post- flop drawing calls? There is a huge issue that many players face… they don’t know how to determine whether their draw is worth chasing. Maybe you have this issue: You flop a flush draw and your opponent bets 2/3 pot. Is your draw strong enough to call? Are you...

Jan 28 2021

Don’t Respect the Player, But Always Respect the Math!

Always respect the math! Poker's one big math problem and in this article, I show you the critical importance of 4 poker math concepts. Applying these bad boys will improve your profitability. Listen to this podcast episode as you follow along below: Episode coming soon! The idea for this article came from a 1-on-1 coaching session with a long-time student named Keith. We...

Don’t Respect the Player, But Always Respect the Math!

Always respect the math! Poker's one big math problem and in this article, I show you the critical importance of 4 poker math concepts. Applying these mathematical bad boys will improve your profitability. Listen to this podcast episode as you follow along below:...

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