Sky Matsuhashi discusses poker Cash games, MTT’s and SNG’s for all poker stakes and games like No Limit Hold’em (NLHE), Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) and Stud variations of poker. Lots of poker strategy discussed and Q&A’s with listeners. We interview successful poker players and coaches like Alex Fitzgerald, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Phil Helmuth, Jason Sommerville, Andrew Lichtenberger, Phil Galfond, Isaac (Ike) Haxton, Vanessa Selbst, Ed Miller, Jared Tendler, James “Splitsuit” Sweeney. This show is a lot like Thinking Poker, Grinder School.com Poker Podcast, The Official Red Chip Poker Podcast, The Mental Game of Poker Radio Show, Tournament Poker Edge, Weekly Poker Hand with Jonathan Little, Under the Gun Poker Podcast with David Tuchman, Carrot Poker, TwoPlusTwo.com Poker Cast, Pokernews Podcast and the Ante Up Poker Podcast (not so much modeled after Nerd Poker w/Brian Posehn).Smart Poker Study Podcast: Twice Weekly dedicated to making you a better poker player today than you were yesterday.Hosted by Sky Matsuhashi, poker pro & coach Please visit us at http://www.smartpokerstudy.com
I found this great post-flop related article from UpswingPoker.com, 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.
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?”
This is a great article about an invalid reason to bet from Mark Warner at www.ExceptionalPoker.com. 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.
I loved this poker mindset article from Bernard Lee and PokerNews.com. 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.
What a great and simple article from Jonathan Little and the www.DandBPoker.com 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.
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.
I loved this email Alex Fitzgerald sent out to his newsletter subscribers at www.PokerHeadRush.com. 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.
This article from Alex Fitzgerald and the www.AmericasCardroom.eu 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.
I’m getting back into LIVE poker, and I found a great article from George Mathias and UpswingPoker.com 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.
I read a great mindset-related article from Mark Warner and ExceptionalPoker.com 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.
I read the 2nd article in a series of articles on playing draws by Steve Blay and DandBPoker.com 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.
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.
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.
We’re learning from a new source this week: Tadas Peckaitis and MyPokerCoaching.com. 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.
I really liked this strategy article from Mark Brement and AnteUpMagazine.com 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?
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.
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.
Here’s an informative article from Dan B. over at UpswingPoker.com 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.
I read a great, honest article by Nathan Williams and BlackRain79.com 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.
I read a great article from Mark Warner at ExceptionalPoker.com 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.
I read a perceptive poker-mind related strategy article from Alex Fitzgerald on DandBPoker.com 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.