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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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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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I Want to See That Hand
I Want to See That Hand

Dear reader, When I wrote this article in 2001, I wondered how long it would stay relevant. Answer: 16 years and counting. We have an old rule that is routinely abused and does not work. It’s time to put this dinosaur to rest. Players may demand to see called hands at the showdown. I’ll call

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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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