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Poker Strategy

01
Aug

How To Deal With Poker Tilt

Many poker players, including myself, have struggled with poker tilt. The main reason for this is that we get too emotionally involved in a game that has lots of wild swings which we let alter our decision making process during our play. In order to eliminate tilt in our game play, we must first define what it is and then make the necessary adjustments to counter it. Here is my definition: Tilt is the result of emotional stress causing an individual to play a hand differently than how they would otherwise play a hand during the peak of there ability.  [ Read More ]

13
Jun

Importance Of A Poker Ego

If you are a professional poker player your are aware that there are many ups and downs with the job. During the downswings you will feel like you can’t win anymore.  During the upswings you will feel like you are unstoppable and are on the top of the world. There are many professional players who claim that you need to leave your ego at the door in order to be a success. I agree and disagree. You see, total unbridled confidence and optimism can be detrimental since it can delude you into believing you are much better than you actually  [ Read More ]

12
Apr

How To Deal With Bad Bets

When I first started playing online poker I remember whenever I got it all-in ahead and someone would suck out on me, giving me a bad beat, I would always get upset, or angry, or frustrated. As time went on, this gradually went away, I think partly because I became a better poker player and learned to accept the realities of the game. However, if bad beats in poker are currently causing you trouble, take a look at my top 5 tips for dealing with them. Tip #1 – Understand equity and the realities of poker. Some players seem to  [ Read More ]

22
Mar

Online Poker Tells

One big disadvantage for online poker players is that it is impossible to get physical reads on other players. In other words, they can’t look at other player’s facial expressions, body language and demeanor. However, one particularly potent form of online poker tell is the timing tell. Before I get into specific’s, I want to pass on something to you which I believe is imperative to understand so that you will avoid give off timing tells. When playing online poker do you best to take the same amount of time for your decisions no matter what your hand looks like  [ Read More ]

08
Feb

Stop Loss Strategy In Poker

Lately my results and win rate haven’t been that all that bad but I have lacked alot of consistency in my play, especially on losing days. I definitely have some sort of self perpetuating cycle going on where running bad is linked to the feeling of failure and leads me to getting distracted and not playing my a-game. At some point I plan to do something serious about it and get some mental game coaching but until then I am going to set a stop loss to try and minimize the pain of large losing days. I remember back in  [ Read More ]