Poker tournaments are interesting, especially compared to cash games, because the skill level of your opponents can vary wildly. While there will be winners and losers in a $1/$2 cash game, most of the players simply do not play too well because if they did, they would be playing for higher stakes. Read More
I was recently honored to host a live webinar with 13-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth Jr. While Phil is a bit of an enigma in the poker world because no one quite understands how he wins on a consistent basis in high stakes poker tournaments, I knew there were countless skills I could learn from him. When you have the opportunity to discuss poker strategy with one of the most successful poker players in the world, you listen!
Since the webinar, I have implemented numerous concepts we discussed, drastically increasing my profits at the table.
In this blog post, I am going to share 10 tips with you that will instantly make you a more profitable player, especially in tournaments. While most players think that playing a fundamentally sound strategy is the only thing that matters, through diligent study and common sense, you will find that the game extends far beyond the felt. I hope this blog post enlightens you to some of these concepts. Read More
In this short video blog, I discuss the end of my 2015 PCA, including a cash for $50,000, as well as my next educational project.
In this video blog, I discuss my first few days at the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. So far, I have chopped a $5,000 event for $100,000 and played well (in my mind!) in the other two events I have entered.
Sometimes your opponents allow you to win a pot by making a clear mistake. I recently played this hand in a $1,500 preliminary event at the WSOP. A player who had been fairly aggressive from late position raised to 1,600 out of his 35,000 stack at 300/600-100 from the cutoff and a loose, passive, weak player with 40,000 chips called on button. Read More
I recently asked my followers on Twitter (@JonathanLittle) and Facebook about the things they have the most trouble with in poker. I got a ton of replies. In this blog post, I am going to respond to five questions I hope will be interesting and beneficial to you.
Chad: I find that I tend to bust on the bubble. Do you have any advice to help me get in the money more often? Read More
For those of you who don’t know me, I am a 68-year old amateur part-time tournament player. I began playing tournament poker in earnest in the 1990’s and even though my family life and full time job as a lawyer left me time to play only a dozen tournaments a year, I had just begun to enjoy some modest success when the internet poker boom hit. Read More
In this video blog from Prague, I discuss a huge fold I made during day 2 of my most recent EPT tournament that allowed me to make a deep run and cash for $10,500. I also play a little online poker for you to watch. I even attempt a big river bluff!