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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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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Sympathetic Vibrations
Sympathetic Vibrations

The opera singer slowly strokes the rim of her crystal glass. The glass rings a pure tone. The singer stops and fills her lungs. The glass waits. The singer softly sings a certain note. The glass sings along in unison. The singer’s voice crescendos. The glass wiggles. The singer reaches top volume. The glass, not

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The Worst Beat Ever
The Worst Beat Ever

“He turns all of his injuries into strengths. That which does not kill him makes him stronger.” — Nietzsche Ben Dover sleeps on a bed that has only one side, the wrong one. He looks in the mirror each morning and sees the unluckiest person alive. Ben’s favorite joke: The pessimist says, “It can’t get

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What Goes Up Might Come Down
What Goes Up Might Come Down

Meet Joe. Joe has been playing poker for two years. The only game he has ever played is $1-2 limit hold’em online. Joe has paid his dues. He has worked hard on his game. He reads books and articles and he is active at online forums. Joe lost steadily his first year, then he broke

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