Every summer, poker players from all over the world flock to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker. Luckily for the professional players, most of these visitors have little to no chance to actually come away with a big score because they set themselves up to fail from the start. To last the seven weeks at the WSOP you must remain focused and ready to play your “A” game the entire time. Read More
I am excited to announce that my newest book, Jonathan Little on Live No-Limit Cash Games, Volume 2, is now available. While Volume 1 explained my default strategies and how to approach the game as a professional, Volume 2 presents 100 difficult hand situations that I played over the course of an intense four-day poker trip to Los Angeles. Read More
The WSOP is right around the corner! You can expect lots of educational content from me to help you prepare for the WSOP (or any major tournament series) over the next month or so. For those who do not know, I managed to cash in the 2014 WSOP $10,000 buy-in Main Event for $22,678. I somehow had the chip lead early in day one but couldn’t hold onto it for seven more days. Bad beat! Read More
Now that I have finished my work on the book portion of Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em, I have a little free time. Instead of going out and partying, I am going to sit in my room and study poker. I have heard great things about PokerSnowie, a training program designed to help you learn to play fundamentally sound poker by testing you against its robust poker bots and I wanted to give it a try. I decided to record my first session for you to watch. Within my 30 minutes of play, I found two somewhat significant leaks, which I discuss in the video. Read More
I am trying something different for this blog post. While I was at Borgata for the $15,000 buy-in 2015 World Poker Tour Main Event, I decided to chronicle my trip by recording my actions on a regular basis. I also recorded my thoughts on my breaks during major tournaments whenever it made sense. If you like this type of video, let me know and I will make similar ones during the WSOP. If you enjoyed this post and want to see more like it, please share this with your friends!
This blog post is small part of my extensive chapter on Final Table play from my upcoming book, Excelling at No Limit Hold’em. I hope you enjoy it.
Whenever only a few players remain at a final table, it is not uncommon for someone to propose a deal. When a deal is made, players usually get some amount of cash based on their current chip stacks. In general, making a deal is not a good idea unless you are getting significantly more money than you should, based on an ICM chop. Read More
Seeing how my newest book, Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Tournaments has been the best-selling book in both the poker and gambling sections on Kindle since I released it, I decided to get in the sound studio and record in the audio-book format. Fortunately, you can get it for FREE if you are a first-time Audible.com user. If not, you will have to pay $5.95 for it.
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In December of 2014, I had the pleasure of traveling to Prague for both the World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour events. Compared to the players in the United States, European players are generally much more aggressive. The following hand, from a €1,000 buy-in event, beautifully illustrates how to take advantage of these aggressive players without opening yourself up to losing a bunch of chips when they happen to have a premium hand.