Poker Psychology Strategy

Do you enjoy the mental game of poker just as much as the mathematical side? Learn more about manipulating your table image, reading other players’ behaviours for tells, how to stay strong when you suffer a bad beat and more.

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The Success Principles of Poker

Are you a believer in Jack Canfield's The Success Principles? Well, we've found they can apply equally well to improving your poker skills. Read our series to Find Your Bob, harness the Power of Silence and Replace Your Straw With Muscle. The Success Principles of Poker: The Power of Silence…

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Rant: You Have to Work Really Hard to Be a Great Poker Player

Poker is constantly evolving and conventional wisdom says it’s getting harder. Why then do so many pros get complacent, stop working hard and let the game pass them by? After hundreds of interviews and thousands…

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Rant: Why Should I Talk at the Poker Table?

Poker is boring as fuck. There I said it. As a live spectator sport it’s about as interesting as watching a Razz final table from the rail of the Thunderdome at the Rio. And it’s…

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect: You’re Not as Good as You Think

If you look at the general poker community, where would you rate yourself? Pretty high, right? Or did you just say in the lower third? Come on. Even if you’re only playing recreationally you must…

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The Only Way to Win: How to Manage False Poker Expectations

I am in the Rio in Las Vegas playing and working at the World Series of Poker (WSOP). I’ve just been eliminated from a $1,500 buy-in event and decided to sit down in a $1/$3…

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The Success Principles of Poker: The Power of Silence

Phil Ivey is the greatest pound-for-pound poker player alive. Patrik Antonius made the online poker world his own. Phil Galfond is an uber-talented player well-respected by his esteemed peers. What is the commonality? This terrifying poker…

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8 Biases That Are Making You Worse at Poker

It’s hard to escape your personal biases. That’s one of the main points behind celebrated Magic: The Gathering pro Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa’s excellent “8 Biases That Are Making You Worse at Magic” that…

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Is Approval Addiction Wrecking Your Poker Performance?

“They don’t like you.” Four little brass-knuckle punches to the gut. A poker player told me that two well-known British poker players didn’t like me.  As a writer, it’s not unusual to be disliked. Those…

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Poker Lessons from The Stoics: On No Control & Saying No

Stoic philosophy and its lessons are en vogue in entrepreneurial circles right now. Tim Ferriss wrote a blog post called Stoicism 101: A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs and also created a 3-volume audio book called The Tao…

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5 Ways to Cure Your Social Anxiety at the Poker Table

Have you seen Mr Robot, yet? No? Come on; Game of Thrones Season 7 won’t be on until sometime in the spring so I know you have a hole to fill. Mr Robot is a…

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