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Elements of Poker

A Game Changer

A Rubber Band Story

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Painless Poker

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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
According to Hoyle
According to Hoyle

Dear reader, This is an excerpt from the introduction to Elements of Poker. (Now available in audiobook)   When I was growing up, there was only one person in the known universe who wrote about card games and his name was Edmond Hoyle. We had some of his books in our house. I still have one

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How to Write Really Good  /  Lesson 1: Adverbs
How to Write Really Good / Lesson 1: Adverbs

I was writing the first draft of a poker piece for publication and this sentence showed up on the screen… When Bob said, “I raise…” the limper and I folded nearly simultaneously before he could say a number. The next time I came across that sentence, I deleted “nearly.” When Bob said, “I raise…” the limper and

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The Path of Least Resistance
The Path of Least Resistance

  Dear reader: This is an excerpt from Elements of Poker.   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 resistance

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