Long Posts

Poker Night Live with Winners of CBS Survivor

I recently had the awesome experience of going to Los Angeles to play a $5/$5 game with four winners of my favorite tv show, Survivor, and one of my favorite people, Joe Stapleton. The show was aired live on CBS Sports. It was a lot of fun and I managed to win almost every big pot. That is lucky! I utilized many of the concepts explained in my best-selling book Strategies for Beating Small Stakes Cash Games. It could not have gone any better!

If you missed it, the recording is below.

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When and How Much to Continuation Bet

The most common question I am asked is “When should I continuation bet and for how much should I continuation bet?” Well, in this 15-minute video, I answer that question. Let me know what you think!

If you enjoyed this video, please share it with your friends. Be sure to check back next week for another educational blog post. Thanks for watching and good luck in your games!

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

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. …

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My 10 Most Influential Poker Players

In this blog post, I am going to share with you (in no particular order) 10 pros who had a huge impact on my poker career. Some were private coaches and I battled others on the felt, but all left a positive lasting impression on me.

David Benefield

David “Raptor” Benefield was my first online poker friend. I used to lurk on an old poker forum and one day I posted that I was “jcardshark”, the unknown guy who was tearing up the $215 buy-in sit n’ go’s on PartyPoker. David, one of the most popular online players of the time, messaged me and asked if I wanted to talk strategy on AIM, which of course I did. We became great friends and talked through AIM basically every day for three years while we grinded the sit n’ go’s. David was one of the first people to do what was thought to be impossible: play 4 tables at the same time. I quickly followed suit. He then moved to 16 tables and I did the same. I seemed to always be one step behind him, but that was fine because he was (and still is) ten steps ahead of everyone else. 

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2017 Wrap Up + 2018 Goals


I had no clue what to expect going into 2017. My first child, James, arrived on 12/24/2016. I didn’t play poker at all during the first quarter of 2017 order to stay home and help him through his first few months of life. During that time, I grinded hard on my newest book Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Hold’em. Both James and the book turned out great.

I knew I was going to play less poker in 2017 than I ever have since going pro. However, when I had the chance to play poker, it went reasonably well. I made the final table of a $1,500 buy-in WSOP shootout event and took 2nd in a $10,000 buy-in high roller event for $175,000. I also had two close calls at the World Poker Tour championship that could have easily gone differently. I profited about $100,000 from tournaments, which is a reasonable 50% ROI, given I only played about $200,000 worth of buy-ins. That said, it could have easily gone much better or much worse. There is a lot of variance in tournaments! …

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The $166,000 Short Stacked Mistake

Like most of you, whenever the WSOP being broadcast on PokerGo or ESPN, I was in front of my TV. There was lots of exciting poker and many great plays, as well as some plays that were not so great. In this article, I am going to explain two mistakes that were committed late during the Main Event final table that resulted in one player losing over $166,000 in equity. If you diligently study situations like this, you will be better prepared to make profitable decisions when you are fortunate enough to make a deep run so you don’t spew equity all over the place. …

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Pokerography + Heads Up and Poker Stories podcasts

The WSOP is over, but wow, I have been busy! Life has been a non-stop grind getting caught up on PokerCoaching.com, FloatTheTurn.com, WeeklyPokerHand, but it is fun. I love working hard for you.

In case you missed it, I was the subject of my favorite poker show, Pokerography. It is an absolute honor to have an episode made about my life. It is surreal! If you haven’t already, check it out and let me know what you think. You can get $10 off a year-long membership to PokerGo by using the promo code LITTLE. Even though the WSOP is over, they have tons of great content lined up, so you might as well sign up for a year and save a few bucks.

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5 Ways to Stop Losing or Breaking Even

If you are already winning at poker, this blog post probably will not be too useful to you. If you are losing or breaking even, it will be immensely beneficial. It goes without saying that you must be honest with yourself about your results. If you lie to yourself, or do not keep accurate records of your results, odds are you will not make it in the long run.

Realize That You Do Not Know What You Are Doing Wrong

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Combating Maniacs

In my previous two blog posts, we discussed how to exploit Calling Stations and Weak Players. Today, we will discuss combating Maniacs.

We will classify a maniac as someone who will apply pressure whenever given the opportunity. It should be obvious, but the way you beat maniacs is by rarely folding your decently strong hands. This should lead you play your strong hands in a manner that makes it nearly impossible for you to have to fold. One of the biggest leaks amateurs have is they will call a flop check-raise from a maniac, call the turn, and then fold on the river, believing that the maniac simply must have a strong hand to fire all three streets. This is exactly what maniacs want because they win a free flop and turn bet. …

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