Less Pain = More Money

Suckouts, impatience, tilt, frustration, and playing bad. Poker pain shows many faces, and all of them cost you money.

I’ve been helping poker players play better and hurt less since Mike Caro had hair. Maybe I could help you too.

Thanks for stopping by. May your tilt die here.

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A Rubber Band Story
A Rubber Band Story

I was at my usual casino, with the usual players, at the usual 5:30 in the morning, when an unusual man joined the game. We were playing $20-40 limit hold’em. The game had been four-handed ever since the bar closed. It wasn’t the best game – even Isaac wasn’t getting out of line much –

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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. What is Reciprocality?   What is Reciprocality?   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

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Intimidate and Confuse By Folding Fast
Intimidate and Confuse 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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It’s All Well and Good
It’s All Well and Good

My mom was a word freak so that explains how I got this way. Like when I was playing poker with Izzy Gonyet, the relentless debater. Izzy snookered me real cute on a hand and tricked me into paying him off. “Nice hand,” I said. “You play good.” Izzy’s reply jerked me back to childhood,

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If Only I Could Bottle This
If Only I Could Bottle This

Dear reader, I wrote this story right after it happened, around 2001, before no-limit holdem made its way into public poker rooms. Back then, the main game that grinders like me played was $20-40 limit holdem. This story is about me learning how to become a good quitter.   When I blow a grand at $20-40, it

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