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Books

Elements of Poker

Painless Poker

Painless Poker

Waiting for Straighters

Strategy Articles
My Love Relationship With Tightness
My Love Relationship With Tightness

I wanted to be a rock. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, to be called a rock was the highest achievement in poker. I craved that badge of honor, and the promised riches. A rock was a solid player, imperturbable, aggressive, fearless, and above all − tight. The player who mastered tightness also mastered patience. And back

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Checking Behind on the Flop with a Straight Draw at NLHE
Checking Behind on the Flop with a Straight Draw at NLHE

If the objective was to cash in on the equity of your starting hands more often than you do now by seeing more rivers than you do now, what would you change? If the objective was to win steady money at poker for life while experiencing the least possible amount of variance and stress, how

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Waiting for Straighters
Waiting for Straighters

  The entire book is below. Waiting for Straighters is also available in ebook  and audiobook (Amazon, Audible, iTunes) Introduction Introduction This article is about preflop play at no-limit holdem and pot-limit Omaha. It’s about basing some of your preflop decisions on whether or not you have a straighter. At holdem, a straighter is a

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Recent Blogs
I Freeze My Opponents By Playing POOP
I Freeze My Opponents By Playing POOP

My image at the poker table, so I’m told, is that of an old tight-ass. Maybe because of hands like this: Playing no-limit holdem, I had AK in the big blind. Everyone folded to the button who opened to 4x. The small blind folded. I called in the big blind, which is my standard play

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When and Why to Fold the Small Blind in Limped Pots
When and Why to Fold the Small Blind in Limped Pots

   The small blind is where money goes to die. – me   A slew of players limp and now it’s your turn in the small blind. You look left. The big blind has a chip on his cards and he’s sitting back, ready to see a flop. The pot is $11 and it costs

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Three Poker Experiments
Three Poker Experiments

I’ve been conducting scientific experiments since I was a kid. How long does a pop bottle have to sit on a fire before it will explode when I throw cold water on it? How much air do I need to leave in a water balloon so I can throw it at Jennifer without having it

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