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Suckouts, impatience, tilt, frustration, and playing bad. Poker pain shows many faces, and all of them cost you money.

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Intimidate and Confuse Your Opponents By Folding Fast
Intimidate and Confuse Your Opponents By Folding Fast

  This article dissects four hands I played in the cash-game area at the 2017 WSOP in Vegas. The lens of analysis is focused not on my betting, but rather, on my timing. My strategy is pretty simple. I play fast. And I use my speed to create meta-game advantages. Perhaps you could do the

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The Live Poker Rulebook
The Live Poker Rulebook

Mechanics   Rule #1: Do not move the button. Rule #2: Post your blinds when you should. Rule #3: When you have a live hand, place your phone face-down on the table or rail. Rule #4: Your cards should be visible to everyone always. Rule #5: Do not impede the dealer with your chip stack.

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The View From Inside the Aquarium
The View From Inside the Aquarium

I looked up “tapping the glass” online and the first two definitions I saw were both good. From Pokerdictionary.net: “In poker, the saying ‘Tap the glass’ refers to telling weaker players at the table about their bad play, to vent, and to educate them in the process.” And from Flopturnriver.com: “Tapping the Glass is a

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Recent Blogs
A Rubber Band Story
A Rubber Band Story

I was at my usual casino, with the usual players, at the usual 5:30 in the morning, when an unusual man joined the game. We were playing $20-40 limit hold’em. The game had been four-handed ever since the bar closed. It wasn’t the best game – even Isaac wasn’t getting out of line much –

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Buy the Button: A Perfect Rule
Buy the Button: A Perfect Rule

Dear reader: This article was first published in the early 2000s (in Poker Digest). After that I was involved in some forum discussions, and emails with some major-poker-room managers, including the Bicycle Club and Foxwoods. Those rooms adopted the rule, and over the next ten years later it became ubiquitous. I’m happy to have played

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From Ray to Zee
From Ray to Zee

I’d feel the same way even if he wasn’t famous and even if he didn’t have that unfortunate hair. Ray Zee is (the) nuts. He is the nuts as a player and person. And he is nuts for letting me write about him. Ray and I met in 2001 when he came to the Bay

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