October 11, 2019
The only way to become adept at poker studies is to do poker studies, so get started! I discuss how to get started studying poker as simply as possible.
October 4, 2019
I discuss the dangers and inherent losses that occur every time you face a 3bet after raising preflop.
September 27, 2019
I discuss having a reason for every 3bet you make along with my sizing recommendations.
September 19, 2019
I answer questions about bluffing with AK, facing cbet raises and developing +EV intuition.
September 13, 2019
I discuss the important considerations you MUST take into account before you call a raiser preflop.
September 9, 2019
I discuss the Top 20 starting poker hands and I give you my cash game open-raising ranges.
September 6, 2019
I share September’s theme of NLHE Starting Hands and the strategies we’ll be focused on.
August 30, 2019
I answer questions about data mining, calling preflop with the best pocket pairs and playing against loose-aggressive tournament poker.
August 23, 2019
I discuss the 5 best lessons you learn by paying attention to showdowns.
August 16, 2019
I discuss the Ultimate Question to ask during every hand reading exercise and a few more helpful questions.
August 12, 2019
I discuss the importance of hand reading and the 2 simple steps to do it right and exploit players with your skills.
August 2, 2019
I share the big changes coming in August and this month’s theme of “Hand Reading”.
July 26, 2019
I discuss the importance of being able to fold with made hands when you know you’re beat.
July 19, 2019
I discuss the 3 most important training strategies that micro stakes players must do to improve their skills and ready themselves for moving up.
July 15, 2019
I answer 8 of your burning micro stakes poker questions about preflop, post-flop and recommended studying techniques
July 8, 2019
I discuss using micro stakes aggression in good and poor ways.
July 3, 2019
I share my plans for “The Month of Micro Stakes” with a Q&A call to action.
June 28, 2019
I discuss strategies for hunting more profits with Bread & Butter Poker.  It boils down to more aggression, less passivity.
June 21, 2019
I answer 3 profit-related questions about passive poker, earning $40 per day and playing the player.
June 14, 2019
I discuss 3 off-the-felt tactics you must do to increase your poker profits: hand reading, daily study and game tape review.
June 7, 2019
I share 11 ways you’re losing money and 1 simple solution for each. Let’s get to work, people!
June 4, 2019
I share my plans for “The Month of Profits” and give 4 tips on increasing profits and cutting costs
May 31, 2019
In this episode, I discuss how to handle an opponent who can “read your soul” and ways to avoid revenge tilt.
May 24, 2019
I discuss adding tables to your online play sessions and having a kick-ass attitude on-the-felt.
May 20, 2019
In this episode, I discuss the importance of both following bankroll rules and doing simple warm-ups prior to your play sessions.
May 10, 2019
I answer questions about handling poker downswings, improving on-the-felt focus and avoiding boredom.
May 3, 2019
I share with you my plans for “The Mental Game Month of May” and some of the strategy goodies coming this month.
April 29, 2019
I review ‘Poker Satellite Strategy’ by Dara O’Kearney and Barry Carter and I give you 3 of my favorite action steps that I took away from this book
April 23, 2019
I review Ed Miller’s book, ‘Poker’s 1%’, and I give you 3 of my favorite action steps that I took away from this book.
April 16, 2019
I review Alex Fitzgerald’s book, ‘Exploitative Play in LIVE Poker’, and I give you 3 of my favorite action steps that I took away from this book.
April 8, 2019
I review Tommy Angelo’s book, ‘Waiting for Straighters’, and I give you 3 powerful action steps that I took away from this book.
April 2, 2019
I share my plans for “The Month of Poker Books” and some of the strategy goodies coming in April.
March 29, 2019
I share with you my poker software and hardware setup for efficient poker studies and play.
March 22, 2019
I answer questions about learning the HUD, playing on non-HUD sites, Bovada and how statistical %’s equate to ranges.
March 15, 2019
I discuss the number of hands it takes for reliable HUD statistics, as well as individual stat sample sizes.
March 8, 2019
I discuss how to learn all the stats in your HUD and practice exploiting your opponents with it.
March 1, 2019
I discuss why check-raising gives you extra value and is effective at bluffing your opponent off their hand.
February 25, 2019
I found this great post-flop related article from, and one of the questions really hit home for me. I’ve lost a few big pots recently with an overpair on coordinated, wet boards. Jason Lee’s guidance in this article called “Answered: Your 5 Most Burning Post-Flop Questions” helped to enlighten me to a couple things I wasn’t considering.
February 22, 2019
I discuss why check-raising gives you extra value and is effective at bluffing your opponent off their hand.
February 20, 2019
“What the heck are they donk betting with?” After you complete these two off-the-felt study tasks, that poker question is going to be so much easier to answer…
February 18, 2019
I like the answer that Ben Hayles gives in this article as to why he thinks online poker is NOT rigged. It’s a common question asked by non-online players, and I completely agree with his answer. He lays out some valid, logical points in his blog post titled “Is online poker rigged?”
February 15, 2019
In this episode, I discuss why (and how) we should double-barrel cbet more frequently on the turn.
February 13, 2019
We know it’s the long-term that matters in poker, but we still let recent results (like the AA that we just lost 70bb’s with!) effect our emotions. Work to get beyond a results-oriented mindset.
February 8, 2019
I answer your questions with actions you MUST take right now to improve you post-flop play and your reactions to losing big money.
February 6, 2019
For better post-flop #poker calling decisions, ask and answer this question first: What is Villain betting? Your answer will guide you to the correct button to click.
February 4, 2019
This is a great article about an invalid reason to bet from Mark Warner at It’s called “Betting to Protect? Don’t Do It.” and it discusses the only two reasons to bet: for value or as a bluff. “Protection” is just a side benefit of value betting properly.
February 1, 2019
I discuss how a weekly study plan will improve your study efficiency, avoid overwhelm and will give you maximum value from free and paid-for online poker content.
January 30, 2019
Use logic statements to inject some sane, rational poker thoughts into your noggin when you feel your emotions starting to rise.
January 28, 2019
I loved this poker mindset article from Bernard Lee and It’s called “Eliminate the Black Poker Cloud” and Bernard hits upon the need to stay positive and realize that luck (and the cards) aren’t against you. The poker gods favor those with a mathematical edge, not the 92o versus your AA.
January 25, 2019
I give you the weekly poker study plan I’ve been working from lately because I have hardly any time to dedicate to study.
January 23, 2019
If you’re like me, a crazy beating heart means your emotions are taking over. Calm down.
January 21, 2019
What a great and simple article from Jonathan Little and the website. It’s called “Five Concepts to Keep in Mind in 2019” and is a perfect wake-up call for those who have forgotten some of the simplest yet most powerful strategies for profitable poker.
January 18, 2019
In this episode, I help you develop a solid poker foundation, discuss my coaching and help you use your HUD more efficiently.
January 16, 2019
Why do we play poker when we’re not in the right mental space to do so? In c-game mode, you’re more likely to make mistakes and lose money. But in A-game mode? Your profit potential, decision making and enjoyment are all heightened.
January 14, 2019
I loved this email Alex Fitzgerald sent out to his newsletter subscribers at You need to know your goal when iso-raising preflop, the sizing to use and who to target. Alex helps you isolate more efficiently with this article.
January 11, 2019
In this episode, I teach you how to spot the fish at your tables and what to do once you find them.
January 4, 2019
In this episode, I discuss how you can build skills into your unconscious competence through Focus Sessions.
January 2, 2019
How do you set yourself up for poker session success? I warm-up with a hand reading exercise and choose a strategy focus for the session.
December 31, 2018
This article from Alex Fitzgerald and the poker blog will help you plan your one-pair play on the flop. You flop one pair more than any showdown worthy hand, but they can be tough to play. Alex has some helpful tips for making more money with them and avoiding tough spots.
December 26, 2018
We do it far too often: button click without knowing why. In this short-form poker podcast episode, I give you a task to complete to kickstart your brain into having a reason every time.
December 24, 2018
I’m getting back into LIVE poker, and I found a great article from George Mathias and called “Crush Live Poker Games With These 8 Battle-Tested Tactics". George tells us how to crush LIVE players and gives us the reasons why they’re profitable strategies.
December 20, 2018
I interview Steve Fredlund and we discuss his history, podcast and LIVE tournament poker.
December 19, 2018
Need to kick the funk to the curb and get to work? Need to brighten that mood and get over that bad poker beat you just took? Dance, baby, dance!
December 17, 2018
I read a great mindset-related article from Mark Warner and called “Seriously Good Losing". Mark discusses the 3 different ways to lose a poker hand, and how we can turn each into a positive learning experience.
December 12, 2018
What state of mind to you play in that you know you shouldn’t? Me, I’m often tired or distracted. In this quickie episode, I discuss how I’m trying to get beyond this poker leak.
December 10, 2018
I read the 2nd article in a series of articles on playing draws by Steve Blay and called “Playing Draws, Part 2". Steve discusses how we can use showdown value to indicate whether aggressive or passive play is best with our flopped draws.
December 7, 2018
I answer 3 questions about what beginners MUST consider before entering a pot, how to make better calls and what to do when AK misses the flop.
December 5, 2018
We have the same reaction every time our AK misses the board or our TT hits an overcard on the flop. We’ve trained these negative emotions into our poker mind, now it’s time to work hard at ingraining new + reactions and habits when things don’t go our way.
December 3, 2018
Nathan Williams penned a strategy article and made a companion video where he details some mistakes made when one of his readers failed to squeeze preflop. We get to see how this one preflop error snowballs into a terribly played hand.
November 30, 2018
I discuss my profitable results from playing in the 14th Annual Turkey Shoot tournament.
November 28, 2018
It’s not the hand you’re dealt, but how you play it. Stop hatin’ on TT, JJ and AQ+.
November 26, 2018
We’re learning from a new source this week: Tadas Peckaitis and The article is called “Squeeze Play: Top 5 Things to Consider Before Making the Move.” It’s all about one of my favorite plays, the Squeeze play, and what to consider before you pull the trigger on it.
November 23, 2018
I discuss my preparations for my favorite annual LIVE multi-table tournament: the 14th Annual 27-man Turkey Shoot.
November 21, 2018
Avoid expectations for the poker plays you make, and you just may avoid anger, frustration and tilt.
November 19, 2018
Here’s an informative article Alex Fitzgerald sent a few weeks ago to his mailing list. It’s about how an online grinder should prepare for their next LIVE tournament.
November 16, 2018
Peter “Carroters” Clarke comes back for his second visit and we discuss GTO and how his new eMagazine helps you use GTO solutions to exploit your opponents.
November 14, 2018
LIVE poker is fun, but for me, nothing beats online poker. I love it, and in this Walking Wednesday episode, I share with you the top 3 reasons why...
November 12, 2018
I really liked this strategy article from Mark Brement and called “Remember Details to Improve Game”. Mark discusses how LIVE players should be recording details from their hands played because without a HUD, how else are you going to learn from your hands?
November 9, 2018
In this episode, I discuss 7 tilting situations, the math behind each and what you can do to respond effectively to them.
November 7, 2018
Don’t let those flop-loving LIVE poker players see it cheaply. That’s just bingo poker. Raise it preflop and tick them off so they call with weaker hands out of spite, giving you a great money-making opportunity.
November 5, 2018
This was a great excerpt from Mark Warner’s upcoming book on hand reading. It’s called “Show Me the Money!” and it’s about gleaning information about your opponents from the bet sizings they use and the hands they show down.
November 2, 2018
In this episode, I answer 3 questions about playing 3bet pots, improved cbetting and set mining.
October 31, 2018
You get more out of your poker study time if you’re purposely putting into practice the strategies you’re learning off the felt.
October 29, 2018
Here’s an informative article from Dan B. over at called “When Should You Set Mine with a Pocket Pair? These 5 Tips Will Clear Things Up." The 5 tips are critical for properly playing and profiting with your small to medium pocket pairs.
October 26, 2018
In this episode, I discuss how you can smartly and gradually up the aggression in both your preflop and post-flop games.
October 24, 2018
The more poker you play, the more your skills will develop and with it, more profits headed your way.
October 22, 2018
I read a great, honest article by Nathan Williams and called “Why Poker Forums and Reddit Are Killing Your Poker Results". Nathan discusses why these hurt your poker results, and what you can do instead.
October 19, 2018
I discuss the 5 essential concepts for poker profitability: EV, play the player, bankroll management, table selection and the mental game.
October 17, 2018
Tommy Angelo’s “Three Things” for LIVE cash game play works for online poker play as well.
October 15, 2018
I read a great first article in a new series by Steve Blay and called “Playing Draws, Part 1". Steve discusses how fold equity is critical in playing draws aggressively.
October 12, 2018
I answer 4 questions about studying through your apathy, listening to old SPS episodes, playing JTo and learning from LIVE showdown hands.
October 10, 2018
Consider who is yet to act, and against the right poker opponents, it’s okay to stray outside your ranges or to tighten up.
October 8, 2018
I read a great article from Mark Warner at called “Stop Being an Idiot". Mark spills the goods and discusses how you can’t bluff bad poker players, and you shouldn’t be bummed about that.
October 5, 2018
I discuss the 5 key concepts that every fresh-faced poker student must explore.
October 3, 2018
Walking Wednesday #33: work on your own to combat your poker problems
October 1, 2018
I read a great article from Dan B. at called “10 Cash Game Poker Tips for Dominating the Table". Dan gives 10 killer tips, so which one will you employ in your next cash game session?
September 28, 2018
I simplify the top 10 poker HUD stats by telling you the 3 things you MUST know about each
September 26, 2018
I’ve increased my daily productivity by following the Ivy Lee Method. I’m getting more important items done on my daily task list, which is allowing me to play #poker with a clear mind.
September 24, 2018
I read a perceptive poker-mind related strategy article from Alex Fitzgerald on called “How to Rewire Your Poker Brain". Alex discusses the most important in-the-moment question you can ask yourself and how the answer to that will lead you to the best play to make.
September 19, 2018
I give my 4-part system for preparing my poker playing environment for success.
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