Poker Behavioral Science

I have had a couple of long discussions before with my poker compatriots where we discussed whether or not it is even considerably beneficial for the average poker player to act aggressively verbally, to the point of bordering on offensive, during any given session....

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Knowing When To Walk Away From The Poker Table

It’s very hard to walk away from anything that is addictive, and poker is most definitely addictive to those of us that play it almost daily. Even if the whole money aspect of the game was taken away, we would all still probably continue to play in the free money...

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Dealing With The Swings

If you’ve read enough poker books then you know that one thing that always comes up at some point is learning to cope with the “swings”.  For clarification, swings as they are referred to in any form of gambling, are the rise and fall of your bankroll as you...

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The Tortoise and The Hare

I doubt that there are many schoolkids that haven’t heard the phrase “slow and steady wins the race”. That classic line was originally talking about a foot race, but we’ve been using it to compare methodical versus aggressive techniques ever since. Poker is a great...

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The Learning Curve

I know that the majority of poker players view the game from a purely casual entertainment point of view, which is why it can be hard for many to find the time and discipline to actually step away from the table and try to increase their skills through studying and...

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3 Pro-level Strategy Tips

When friends of mine or friends of my friends find out that I’ve written a couple of hundred poker articles, they’re naturally inclined to grill me on how they can either become better players or teach them how to get into the game in the first place. It’s a common...

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