Psychological Fortitude

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musclememoryHappy New Year! Strive to ensure this year is the best yet!

I recently played a World Poker Tour event at Borgata in Atlantic City. Around halfway through day two, a kid who seemed to play reasonably well lost with 2-2 versus A-9 on A-9-2 for a significant pot. He was left with a 20 big blind stack. He continued to play a solid strategy and eventually got all-in with K-K versus A-Q to bust around an hour later. A little while later near the end of day two, I watched another player who seemed to play well lose a huge pot with 10-10 versus Ad-Jd on 10d-7c-4s-2d. He was also left with 20 big blinds and proceeded to go all-in with roughly 50% of hands until he eventually got lucky to double up when he was dominated. Read More

4 Habits that Stuck

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Happy-new-year-best-wishes-wallpapers-3Happy New  Year!!!

For those who don’t know me, I experiment constantly in every aspect of my life. In poker, if I see world-class players having success with a specific play I rarely use, I will try it out and see what happens. If I hear about an amazing new breakthrough in nutrition from a trusted authority, I will give it a try. If I think something could benefit my life, I give it a shot. While most of these things eventually fall by the wayside, in honor of the New Year, I am going to share with you four habits I have stuck with over the long term. Read More

2015 EPT Prague Video Blog

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In this video blog, I share with you the sights and sounds of the 2015 European Poker Tour in Prague. It was a rough 13 days for me. Please let me know what you think of this video format in the comments section below the video.

I am currently in the process of running 18 FREE webinars as part of my best-selling book, Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em. The first free webinar had over 1,400 attendees! Be sure you don’t miss the next one by signing up at

Studying poker with ICMizer

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icmizer-pokerWhen I first started playing poker, I would spend 6 hours per day grinding sit n’ go’s and 4 hours reviewing my hands using a now-defunct program called Sit N’ Go Power Tools. Eventually I moved to multi-table tournaments and stopped studying push-fold situations because I thought I knew them perfectly.

While watching the 2015 WSOP Main Event  (I review 31 hands from the final table here),  I saw someone call an all-in in a situation where I thought it could easily be bad. I knew ICMizer was the go-to final table push-fold authority, so I downloaded the program and saw that the player in question should call or fold based almost entirely on the payout structure. Read More

Excelling Webinars!

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excelling-audiobook-pokerI am extremely excited to announce the first Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em webinar will take place on 12/3 at 7pm EST. This webinar is completely FREE. All you have to do is sign up and show up on time.

In this one-hour webinar, I will discuss one of the areas where I see amateurs make fundamental errors on a regular basis: when to value bet versus when to pot control. If you master this vital skill, you will immediately see in increase to your win rate. In this webinar, I will give you the details you need to get started towards value betting mastery! Be sure to sign up and tell your friends!

Also, I am pleased to announce that you can now get Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em in the audiobook format. This audiobook is over 20 hours long! I am incredibly pleased with the final result and I know you will be too. Amazon is currently running a promotion where you can get 2 of my audiobooks for free. Click here for full details.  Let me know what you think!

Be sure to check back next week for another educational blog post where I will show you a tool I have been using recently to work on my poker skills. Thanks for reading!

Fun hand from a $1/$2 live cash game

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cash 1I was asked by a large number of my students to get some experience playing the small stakes live games so I could make a training product to help them crush those specific games. I did exactly that, and Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Cash Games was born. I owe a huge amount of thanks to everyone who inspired me to make this book! Thank you for making it the #1 Best-Selling Poker book on Amazon!

Today I am going to share a hand with you from a $1/$2 live cash game at Borgata, in Atlantic City. My table will populated with mostly 50-70 year old recreational players who liked to limp with almost their entire range of playable hands. When someone raised, it was usually to 6 big blinds, which typically resulted in everyone folding. Talk about a great game! Read More

Playing snug at the 2015 WSOP Final Table

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Hello everyone! The 2015 WSOP Main Event provided lots of excellent educational poker footage. Instead of typing out a long blog post explaining the concept of playing conservatively when you have a middle stack, I decided to make a video. In this hand, Beckley made what I believe to be a huge error and it ended up costing him a significant amount of chips. Would you have made the same error he made?

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2015 EPT Malta Video Blog

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In this video blog, I share with you the trials and tribulations of my 2015 European Poker Tour experience in Malta. It was a rough 11 days! I hope you enjoyed this blog. Let me know what you think in the comments section below the video.

I released my newest book, Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Poker Cash Games. If you are struggling to beat the small stakes games, this book is for you. Check it out and let me know what you think!


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