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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In Defense of Limit Poker

Okay, I know I better duck now … or, to protect my ego, not read the comments this column will…

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How to Play Better Post-Flop Poker: An In-Depth Guide

In my reading of the poker literature I've noticed that most discussions of beginner poker strategy focus on pre-flop action.…

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Is Poker Skill or Luck? Let's Get it Right

The beginnings of an important movement in poker are detectable; scientific studies examining the statistical nature of the game as…

6 min
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Is Poker Gambling? Depends What You Mean By Gambling

Alright, I know. That's one of the hoariest, most chewed over questions ever asked. But, well, you know, it's also…

7 min
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Why Exercise is Essential to Playing Better Poker

I know, I know. These are supposed to be articles on poker and the psychology thereof. But a couple of…

6 min
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Can Being Confident Make You Win at Poker? Probably

When I first started playing poker the question of confidence never crossed my mind -- nor for that matter anyone…

13 min
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What's the Real Value of Money in Poker? | Poker Strategy Tips

Money is funny stuff. Everybody wants it. Most of us don't have enough of it (or don't think we do).…

12 min
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Can You Trust Your Poker Memory? Probably Not

Memory makes us human.  No other creature can, with the flick of a neuron, revive the past, reignite old passions,…

12 min
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Ivey on the Couch: An Unauthorized Look at Phil Ivey

There's an area in psychology devoted to carrying out biographic analyses called, appropriately, psychobiography. I thought I'd have some fun…

5 min
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There Is (Probably) No "Best" Way to Play Poker

The title of this article is either transparently true or patently false - depending on your point of view, and…

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