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How to Tilt
How to Tilt

My mom used to tell me, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” This is such a profound and righteous philosophy. And I’ve stuck to it. For example, when I eat popcorn, I think it’s worth doing, so I do it well. With the fingertips of one hand, I can pick up a surprisingly

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The World Series of Pain
The World Series of Pain

  “How could you forget your swimsuit?” said the big-bellied bald guy to his portly wife. We three and sixty others were lined up to board Southwest Airlines flight 1691, bound for Las Vegas, Nevada, the true center of the known universe, despite what Neil Degrasse Tyson says. The husband’s question made the wife tilt,

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Reciprocality: The Cause of Profit at Poker
Reciprocality: The Cause of Profit at Poker

  Before anything flows, there must be a difference. Between different elevations, water flows. Between different pressures, air flows. Between different poker players, money flows. In the world of reciprocality, it’s not what you do that matters most, and it’s not what they do. It’s both. Reciprocality is any difference between you and your opponents

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Recent Blogs
How to Not Stress over Not Meditating (by Phil Galfond, sort of)
How to Not Stress over Not Meditating (by Phil Galfond, sort of)

Dear reader, I coached Phil Galfond in 2005 and 2006. Back then, we had this email exchange, about meditation: Phil wrote: I started meditating, and I did it for 10 minutes every morning for 2 weeks. Then I stopped. I could tell the difference. I know I was better off doing even that little bit

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Poker Nicknames Extravaganza!
Poker Nicknames Extravaganza!

If you get a kick out of poker nicknames, this article is for you. If you enjoy the whimsy, transience, and candor of our peer-given monikers, then read on. If, on the other hand, you find names such as Uncle Stinker and Vinnie Beans to be neither amusing nor intriguing, then you might as well

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The Path of Least Resistance
The Path of Least Resistance

Dear reader: This book excerpt is from Elements of Poker. (Now available in audiobook)   129. The Path of Least Resistance There’s good resistance and bad resistance. When we resist harming ourselves and others, that’s the good kind. When we resist reality, that’s the bad kind. What we want to do then is apply the good kind of

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