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Books

Elements of Poker

Painless Poker

Painless Poker

Waiting for Straighters

Strategy Articles
My Love Relationship With Tightness
My Love Relationship With Tightness

I wanted to be a rock. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, to be called a rock was the highest achievement in poker. I craved that badge of honor, and the promised riches. A rock was a solid player, imperturbable, aggressive, fearless, and above all − tight. The player who mastered tightness also mastered patience. And back

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Checking Behind on the Flop with a Straight Draw at NLHE
Checking Behind on the Flop with a Straight Draw at NLHE

If the objective was to cash in on the equity of your starting hands more often than you do now by seeing more rivers than you do now, what would you change? If the objective was to win steady money at poker for life while experiencing the least possible amount of variance and stress, how

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Waiting for Straighters
Waiting for Straighters

  The entire book is below. Waiting for Straighters is also available in ebook  and audiobook (Amazon, Audible, iTunes) Introduction Introduction This article is about preflop play at no-limit holdem and pot-limit Omaha. It’s about basing some of your preflop decisions on whether or not you have a straighter. At holdem, a straighter is a

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Recent Blogs
Forecasting Tilt
Forecasting Tilt

I remember when LED guitar tuners came out. Life became so much better for musicians, especially on stage. The readout was three little lights in a row. The middle light was green and that was the target. Green meant “in tune.” The other two LEDs were red. They let you know if you were flat

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The First Time I Played Poker in a Casino
The First Time I Played Poker in a Casino

Dear reader: I wrote this in 2003 about an event from 1986.   The first time I played poker in a casino, I was scared spitless. It was the same feeling I got the first time I teed off on a real golf course and the same as the first time I drove a car.

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Folding To 3-Bets From Behind
Folding To 3-Bets From Behind

What’s your position on position? Is it merely a word you know? Or is it something you seek? I’m a fanatic. This article is about how a positionally obsessed person sees the world − and the flop. We’ll look at two preflop situations where I’ve taken the guesswork out of folding when I’m out of

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