“Nice Hand”

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I can’t believe I have to post this in 2014, given all of the excellent poker educational material available, but during a few recent tournaments, I was shocked and amazed to witness countless mediocre (possibly) professional poker players say “nice hand” in a condescending way to amateurs after they got lucky, taking the pro’s money.

I want to make it perfectly clear that this sort of behavior is unacceptable in every possible way. You make money because the weak players show up to play. If you make them uncomfortable or bring it to their attention that they played poorly, they could quite realistically stop playing or improve their skills, killing your edge. Read More

FREE preview of my new book, The Main Event with Jonathan Little

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The Main Event with Jonathan Little

The Main Event with Jonathan Little

In this blog post, I will show you a hand from my new book, The Main Event with Jonathan Little, In-Depth Analysis of 54 Poker Hands from my WSOP Main Event that I think is particularly educational.

The book is laid out in a quiz format, forcing you to think about what you would do in each situation before I reveal my play.  You will find this format greatly increases the educational value of the book.  Read More

The Monster Stack WSOP Event

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Look at all the people! Image © PokerNews.

That is a lot of people!
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The 2014 WSOP introduced the concept of the “Monster Stack” tournament, which provides each player with a much larger starting stack than normal.

While it is a well-known fact among professionals that they have a larger edge with a larger stack compared to a smaller stack, the Monster Stack event was one of the largest of the series, attracting a whopping 7,862 players. Read More

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