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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
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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Demoralize Your Opponents with a High ALP
Demoralize Your Opponents with a High ALP

What if there was one guy in your game who had position on you every time you two played a pot? You dread playing against him because hand after hand, when the turn card comes, you have to go first. For all you know, he’s got the goods. Or he’s poised to call your bluff

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How to Win a Big Pot at No-Limit
How to Win a Big Pot at No-Limit

Dear reader: I wrote this right after it happened, around 2001.   True story. I slumbered into the casino at 6:00 AM with $2,400. An hour of $3-6 limit-hold’em and a quart of coffee later, I was all the way up to $2420. The big no-limit game was starting so I locked up my favorite

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