Master Outline of Coaching Topics

Betting Strategy topics − General
  • Anticipation
  • Full games
  • Shorthanded games
  • Bluffing
  • Showdown poker
  • Indiana vs the Arab
  • Suitedness
  • Connectedness
  • Pocket pairs
  • Freefolding
  • Boards
  • Draws
  • Checking behind
  • Betting out on the flop
  • Checkraising
  • Checky-cally in headsup pots
  • Taking turns bluffing
  • Passive and aggressive
  • Adaptiveness
  • The Universal Starting-Hand Chart
  • Reciprocality
    • The cause of profit at poker
    • Reciprocal analysis
  • Recommended reading / videos
Non-Betting topics − General
  • Your choice of games and venues
  • Lopping off the C-game
  • Quitting
  • Breaks
  • Sets and sessions
  • Winning, losing, and breaking even
  • The Professional
  • Reciprocality
    • Information
    • Tilt
    • Bankroll
    • Position
    • Quitting
    • Other
  • How to play your A-game more often
  • Seat selection
  • Game selection
  • Stake selection
  • Table selection
  • Low-hanging fruit
  • Your four bankrolls
  • Separating performance from results
  • Stabilizing mental gadgetry
  • Defining mistake
    • Betting mistakes
    • Non-betting mistakes
  • The Gray Area
  • Phrases and thoughts to avoid
  • Two ways to improve
    • From the top up
    • From the bottom up
  • Fusslessness
  • Your fears
  • Your emotions
  • Inevitability
  • Pocket aces
  • Streaks
  • Tilt and heat
    • Hard and soft tilt
    • The three dimensions of tilt
    • Your tilters
    • Dissipating waves of tilt
  • The hierarchy of fear
  • No decision before its time
  • The information war
  • Giving respect
  • Getting respect
  • Criticizing
  • Reading opponents
  • Going to school
  • Keeping score
  • The rake
  • Objects of the game
  • Rules
  • Moving up
  • Going pro
  • Recreationism
  • Defining success
  • Partnering
  • Home field vantage
  • On the road
  • Family, friends, spouses, lovers
  • Discretion
  • Cravings, medications, and addictions
    • Gambling
    • Caffiene
    • Alcohol
    • Tobacco
    • Pot
    • Drugs
    • Food
    • Drama
  • Poker funk / causes / cures
  • Table funk / causes / cures
  • Running good and running bad
  • Awareness
  • Concentration exercises
  • Focus
  • Rising above
  • Letting go
  • Meditation
    • How
    • Why
    • When
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness
  • Sitting
  • Breathing
  • Wellness
  • Resistance
  • Change
  • Self-perpetuating tiltlessness
    • Resolve in reserve
    • Practicing losing
    • Energy conservation
    • A reminder about odds
    • Plugging leaks
    • The path of leak resistance
Live Poker
  • Getting set
  • Tempo
  • Information reciprocality
  • How, why, and when to look left
  • Stack size scan
  • Protection
  • Flowchart of a hold’em hand
  • Betting and behaving with style
  • Shameless showdowns
    • Showing bluffs
    • Slowrolling
    • Slowcalling
    • Slowfolding
    • Fastfolding
    • Fastgrabbing
    • Fastrolling
  • Sixth street
  • Mum poker
  • Your poker face
  • Hands on face
  • How to be unreadable
  • How to read others
  • Ignoring, and not reacting
  • Fantasy poker
  • The sanctity of a live hand
  • Talk lines
  • Forbidden words
  • Shutoff answers
  • Forbidden thoughts
  • How to sit
  • Sunglasses and hats
  • Folding
  • How to look at your cards
  • When to look at your cards
  • When to announce your action
  • Chip stack management
  • Changing seats
  • Pushing the button
  • Tipping
  • The dealer made a mistake. Should I speak up?
  • Dealers
  • The Floor
  • Disputes and mishaps
  • The Chain of Complain
  • Working the room
  • Be like the rake
Internet Poker
  • Internet forums
  • Software
  • Information reciprocality
  • Finger tilt
  • Prehand warmups
  • Rake rates
  • Rakebacks
  • Site selection
  • Game selection
  • Table selection
  • Number of tables to play
  • Notes to self
  • Breaks
  • Devise usage
  • From internet to live
  • How to sit
  • How to breathe
Cash Games
  • Fluctuation
  • Game selection and table selection
  • Game rejection
  • Get set
  • Prehand warmups
  • Buying in, adding on, and cashing out
  • Chopping blinds
  • Buy the button
  • Tipping
Tournaments
  • Event odds
  • The bubble
  • Tournament time
  • Things to know
  • Dollar value of a stack
  • Stack size matters
  • 50-50 situations before the flop
  • Reasons to play tournaments
  • Reasons to not play tournaments
  • Making deals
  • All flop games (Hold’em Omaha, etc)
    • Position
    • Acting last
    • Position reciprocality
    • Firstlessness
    • Preflop play, examined by position
      • Button
      • Cutoff
      • Hijack
      • Early position
      • Big blind
      • Small blind
    • Postflop play, examined by position
      • Hulta
      • Hufta
      • Postflop button
      • Postflop cutoff
      • Postflop hijack
      • WOOPS
    • Positional redeployment of chips
    • Flops-seen percentages by position
    • Common confrontations
      • Button vs blind
      • Blind vs button
      • Blind vs blind
      • Others
    • The Universal Starting-Hand Chart
Limit Hold’em
  • Betting topics
    • Bread-and-butter situations
    • My starting-hand groups for limit hold’em
    • The queen-ten bar
    • I started with two big cards, I raised before the flop, and I missed the flop. Now what?
    • I started with a big pocket pair smaller than aces, and I raised preflop, and an ace came on the flop. Now what?
    • The raise-flop-and-drop play.
    • My most profitable hands are QT and KT
    • Betting out on the flop compared to checkraising.
    • Why open-limping at LHE is not a good idea.
    • Why a 2/3 blind structure is fundamentally more profitable than 2/4 blinds.
    • The raise-and-fold-preflop play
    • Suitedness and connectedness
  • Non-betting topics
    • Stack size matters
    • Sizing up games
No-limit hold’em
  • Betting topics
    • Raising style
    • Shoot ’em in the nest
    • Stack size matters
    • Pair poker
    • AA and KK preflop, how much to raise?
    • What it means to “control” the pot.
    • Playing with a small stack
    • Playing against a small stack
    • Playing with a big stack
    • Playing against a big stack
    • Aiming for half a stack or all
    • Your AK vs his QQ and the other way around
    • 1/3 stack concept
    • Calling preflop raises with pocket pairs and connectors
    • I started with two big cards, I raised before the flop, and I missed the flop. Now what?
    • I started with a big pocket pair smaller than aces, and I raised preflop, and an ace came on the flop. Now what?
    • Free plays from the big blind
    • Suitedness and connectedness
  • Non-betting topics
    • Stack size
    • How much to buy in for, and add on, and when?
    • Quitting based on stacks (On stack sizes, and on stack locations)
    • How to lose a big pot, and how to gain from it
  • Story time: The Penalty Plan, and the origin of the T i l t l e s s program

 


 

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