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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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Poker Parallels Parking
Poker Parallels Parking

  No one drives in San Francisco better than my buddy Alex. He does not hesitate. If there’s a gap, he shoots it. If there’s a jam up, he skirts it. And when it comes to parking, Alex is the self-proclaimed King. He plays it smart, like he does at poker, weighing the risks and

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My Name is Freddy the Floater and I Am a Flop Addict
My Name is Freddy the Floater and I Am a Flop Addict

  I’ll save you the trouble of asking. They don’t call me Floater because I like to peel the flop in position, although I do. It’s because I drowned and came back to life, and that was all I talked about at the poker table, until I realized nobody gives a rip. So don’t worry.

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Practice Makes Perfect
Practice Makes Perfect

  Even as a big-eared little doofus, I knew there was something wrong with that phrase. “Practice makes perfect!” Sister Mary Malcolm shouted when she cracked my hand with a ruler if one of my fingers hit a white key instead of a black one. I will say. Her aim was perfect. She always hit

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