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Pro for an Hour
Pro for an Hour

(Dear Reader: This story took place in 2004 when I was grinding limit and no-limit full time.)   My buddy Alex offered me $22/hour to play poker with his money. I took the job. Then I quit after one hour. Here’s how it all started, and...

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Zero Sum Minus Some
Zero Sum Minus Some

A core group of five of us started playing poker together in high school and we didn’t stop until their babies started. We played at my place because among us, I had the best stereo, the best album collection, and the only official...

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Poker Nicknames Extravaganza!
Poker Nicknames Extravaganza!

If you get a kick out of poker nicknames, this article is for you. If you enjoy the whimsy, transience, and candor of our peer-given monikers, then read on. If, on the other hand, you find names such as Uncle Stinker and Vinnie Beans to be...

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On Tilt
On Tilt

Dear reader, This is an excerpt from Elements of Poker. (Now available in audiobook)   Tilt has many causes and kinds, but it has only one effect. It makes us play bad. It makes us do things we wouldn’t do if we were at our very best. And...

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The Path of Least Resistance
The Path of Least Resistance

Dear reader: This book excerpt is from Elements of Poker. (Now available in audiobook)   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...

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“They’d be even greater.”
“They’d be even greater.”

Dear reader, In this excerpt from Painless Poker, I am lecturing about good posture at poker.   “Hey!” said Charlie. “I think I might have just toggled myself. In Elements of Poker you said something like, If your hands are on your face, you...

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