Preflop Raise or Fold ONLY Challenge

Are you ready to raise or fold ONLY preflop? This is my 3-day challenge to you. You got the guts to play all-aggression preflop? No limping or calling allowed. Watch this episode’s video on the Smart Poker Study YouTube Channel:   Or, listen to the podcast as you follow along with details and screenshots below: […]

Mother’s Day Q&A – Helping You Become the Player You’re Meant to Be

Mother's Day Q&A

In celebration of Mother’s Day, I love releasing new Q&A episodes. My mom’s guidance was instrumental in my life, and I love paying it forward to my audience. Q&A’s allow me to help you with exactly what you need to know along your path to becoming the player you want to be. Happy Mother’s Day! […]

Folding Is Boring and Boring Is Winning

“You might be a losing player if… your hatred of boring poker causes you to play too many hands.” -Sky, channeling his inner Jeff Foxworthy In last week’s podcast episode #343: Slow Is Smart and Smart Is Winning, I took an old sniper motto and applied it to poker. This week, I’m giving it another […]

The Best Texas Holdem Starting Poker Hands & Ranges

Set yourself up for success with the best starting poker hands and ranges for Texas Holdem. Every hand sees preflop action, and making smart choices here will lead to greater poker success.  In this article, I give you profitable preflop ranges for open-raising, calling 2bets, 3betting and calling 3bets.  I also discuss the many considerations […]

Q&A: Beginner Preflop Strategy, Better Calls, AK Missed the Flop #214

beginner preflop strategy q&a

In this episode, I answer 3 questions about beginner preflop strategy (what they MUST consider before entering a pot), how to make better calls and what to do when AK misses the flop. In episode 213, I discussed my profitable results from playing in the 14th Annual Turkey Shoot tournament. Q1: What beginners should think […]

Pre-flop Poker Talk on Anchor | Podcast #154

Anchor podcast

In this episode, I discuss my daily 2-5 minute Anchor podcast where I discuss random poker thoughts about studying, strategies and mindset. In episode 153, I answered three of your questions about apprehension in creating poker videos, how to best utilize my show notes and improving your turn play. The 3 Advantages (2:30) One of my […]