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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
Time Is On My Side
Time Is On My Side

Playing poker for a living has leveled my perception of time. A once bumpy road is now paved, making for a smoother ride. Here’s a nifty word: cathemeral. It completes a trio of biological terms. Animals active at night are nocturnal. Daytime animals are diurnal. Animals that do not have a 24-hour cycle are called

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Folding
Folding

I played poker for ten years before I discovered folding in 1984. That’s when I met Bobby. He had a big belly, a big beard, and a big laugh. Bobby was like Santa Claus, minus the giving. He just kept throwing his hand away, and he didn’t seem to mind. Then he would carry the

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Enough Is Not Enough
Enough Is Not Enough

Gazing into the campfire – a fire in no jeopardy whatsoever of being underfed – it occurred to me that my relationship to firewood while camping is the same as my relationship to money while playing poker. I am deeply afraid of running out. The place I camp is Butano State Park. It is a

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