I Just Released My Newest Book and It’s Free for a Limited Time

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I just released my newest book, and it’s called, Jonathan Little’s Poker Workbook: Volume 1.

For a limited time, you can click here to download my e-book for free.

My training site PokerCoaching.com started off as an experiment to see if I could find a better way to teach my students how to develop the fundamental skills required to succeed at poker. While watching training videos of world-class players play in real time is great, I thought the lack of interactivity was a problem. I decided to develop interactive quizzes so my students could compare their skills to mine in real time, getting immediate feedback on spots where I disagree with their strategies. After putting in just a bit of time working on their games, my students started seeing improvements, and eventually, significant, life-changing wins.

Jonathan Little’s Poker WorkBook: Volume 1 is a brief sampling of what you can expect at PokerCoaching.com. The only difference is PokerCoaching.com’s quizzes are in a video format whereas these are in written form.

This book presents 15 hands, five from me (Jonathan Little), five from Matt Affleck, and five from Alex Fitzgerald. While our strategies may differ from time to time, we are all long-term professional poker players who have stood the test of time. By studying our strategies and comparing your skills to ours, you will be able to see the holes in your game and can then work to plug your leaks.

In each quiz, there will be questions with corresponding answers ranked from 0 to 10 points. While these scores are arbitrary, they are meant to give you an understanding of how we think each answer fares in relation to the others. Sometimes, a few answers will be close and other times, there is a clearly correct answer. If you find that you are often choosing the right answer, or an answer that gets a high score, you are playing well. If you seem to choose answers that receive 0 points almost every time, you have lots of work to do!For a limited time, CLICK HERE to download my e-book for free. 

If you’d like to experience over 200 interactive hand quizzes from me, Matt Affleck and Alex Fitzgerald, CLICK HERE sign up here for a free 7-day trial.

I hope you enjoy the new book. Feel free to share it with your friends!

What I learned writing Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em

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If you want to become great at anything, you should find people who are better than you and learn everything you can from them. It is not uncommon for an amateur student to come to me thinking they play great, and after one private coaching session, realize they have a lot to learn. Most of these players diligently apply the concepts I teach them and see an immediate improvement to their win rate. If you only talk poker with people who play the same games that you play, expect to stay stuck at that level forever. This is one of the main reasons why many small stakes players never progress beyond the small stakes games.

A few years ago while traveling on the European Poker Tour, I realized that the players who are at the top of the poker world have a much easier time staying at the top compared to those who are trying to get to the top. While their bankrolls and considerable knowledge of the game are helpful, being surrounded by other world-class professionals ensures they are constantly exposed to the most ground-breaking ideas and cutting-edge analytical tools. Most amateur players are rarely exposed to these insights. In my best-selling 500-page book, Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em (audiobook available here)I bring you in-depth discussions about various facets of the game from 18 of the best players and thinkers in the poker world. In this blog post, I am going share with you a few things (of the many) I learned while writing this book.

I learned from Olivier Busquet that if you do not have a predetermined fundamentally sound game plan developed before you sit at the table, you will have a difficult time beating strong players. While huge bluffs and thin hero calls may stroke your ego, if you do not understand the fundamentals, you will make huge errors. Playing by feel and trying to figure out the optimal strategy on the fly will only take you so far.

Alex Fitzgerald taught me how to develop these fundamentals. In his chapter, he explains exactly how he transformed from being someone who was simply “playing poker” to someone who knows the math behind almost every situation that occurs on a regular basis. If you have math to back up your game plan, you will have a tough time failing. Since reading his chapter, I have invested significant time using the various analytical tools available online. I am confident I have become a more well-rounded player thanks to him.

I learned from Bernard Lee how to figure out roughly what level the bubble will burst in a multi-table satellite. While I rarely play satellites, I used this knowledge to barely sneak into the money in two of the last three satellites I played. Learning this one tip easily gained me thousands of dollars in equity. Thanks, Bernard!

Ed Miller’s chapter is a thorough explanation of how to move up in stakes and stay there. While I essentially learned how to do what he explains in his chapter on my own by failing countless times, I am confident that if I read his chapter 10 years ago when I was learning poker, I would have had a much easier time rising to the top. Figure out exactly how you are beating the losers in your game, how the winners in the bigger game are beating the losers there, and how you can beat the winners in that game. Ed gives numerous tips to make the process as easy as possible. If you are struggling to move up, this chapter is for you.

Chris Moneymaker’s chapter enlightened me to the fact that there are a wide range of small stakes players. Prior to reading his chapter, I assumed everyone who regularly plays the “small stakes”, which in my mind were $200 buy-in tournaments and smaller, have huge, easily exploitable holes in their game. While this is essentially true, I did not recognize that $60 tournament players often have drastically different leaks than $200 tournament players. Knowing what to expect from your opponents before they play a single hand will give you a huge edge.

In conjunction with the book, I hosted two webinars (one one-hour long and another four-hour long) with many of the authors. To learn even more from some of the best minds in the business, check out this compilation of exclusive webinars.


Demonstrating my free Push/Fold App

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My team and I have been working hard to make the FloatTheTurn Push/Fold app the best Push/Fold app on the market. In addition to being the most accurate, it is also completely free. We recently added calling ranges as well as a fun quiz feature. Check out the videos below and let me know what you think!

Click here to use the app in your internet browser.

Click here to download the app in the iTunes app store.

Click here to download the app in the Google Play app store.

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Setting up and profiting from your image

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I recently had the pleasure of traveling to the Borgata in Atlantic City for their $3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour event. The following two hands illustrate a dynamic that I constantly strive to set up to give me the best possible chance of getting paid off when I happen to make a premium hand.

With blinds at 200/400-50, everyone folded to me on the button and I raised to 1,000 out of my 40,000 stack with Qs-9s. A tight, aggressive kid in the small blind 3-bet to 2,600 and I called. Read More

#1 Mindset Flaw of Small Stakes Players

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A while back in preparation for my book Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Cash Games, I spent some time playing live $1/$2 no-limit hold’em. I learned so much from the games that I hosted an in-depth 4-hour long webinar explaining my findings. Near the end of the webinar, I discussed many mindset flaws that most of my opponents demonstrated. If could teach my opponents one thing, it would be to stop caring about losing money due in common, routine situations.

Early in one of my sessions, I was dealt As-Ks from middle position. I raised to $7 and a tight, passive 50-year-old guy went all-in from the small blind for $60. I made the easy call. My opponent showed 10-10. The flop came A-8-6-4-10, giving the pot to my opponent. Read More

A Common Preflop Mistake

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I was recently told about a hand from a $1,000 buy-in tournament that illustrates a fundamental mistake that many amateurs are unaware they are making.  With blinds at 800/1,600 with a 200 ante, a loose, but straightforward player raised to 4,000 out of his 56,000 effective stack. A tight player called in the cutoff. Our Hero decided to reraise to 14,000 with 9-9. Read More

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