Often I am asked “How do I survive in a poker tournament when I am completely card dead?” The short and most honest answer is “You don’t.” When you have no playable hands for an extended period of time, especially when the blinds are large compared to your stack, you are going to have a tough time winning. That being said, in this blog post I will offer a few tips you can use that will give you the best chance of surviving when you are card dead. Used intelligently, these plays will occasionally sustain you until you pick up some playable hands. Read More
I have been secretly working hard on a huge project for the last year and I am excited to finally be able to share it with you. A few years ago, I realized that the best poker players have a huge edge that amateurs will almost certainly never experience. Professional poker players have the ability to discuss high level concepts with other pros on a regular basis. While amateurs struggle to figure out the game by talking to other amateurs and watching other amateurs play, pros get insights from the best in the world and experience high-level poker on a daily basis. This accelerates the speed at which pros learn such that the amateurs will have a nearly impossible time catching up. Read More
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