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Effective Studies

How to Study Efficiently to Build Profit Earning Poker Skills

You may be new to studying poker, and I’m sure you want to avoid the hassle of learning how to study this game you love. I want to help you avoid the poker study struggles I went through for years.

Willy-nilly reading books, watching videos and listening to podcasts had me spinning my wheels. That is until I developed my own study routines to help me get more out of my study and play time.

The Study Cheat Sheet you can download below will give you a shortcut to study success. It’s exactly what I needed years ago to propel me forward, and I want you to have it for free. 

The Cheat Sheet contains an easy-to-follow study plan, guidance on finding your areas of opportunity and easy ways to study and play with purpose to develop important skills.

Get excited! I’m sure you’ll love your new study routine and you’ll see quick improvement.

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This collection of study-centric podcast episodes is devoted to helping you learn more efficiently both on- and off-the-felt. Remember to take action with each episode before moving on to the next.

Study-centric Podcast Collection

How to Start Playing Online Poker – Your New Journey

How to Start Playing Online Poker – Your New Journey

This page will teach you all you need to know to begin an enjoyable, profitable and rewarding online[...]
Your 8-Hour Daily Poker Routine | Podcast Episode #288

Your 8-Hour Daily Poker Routine | Podcast Episode #288

Are you looking for a poker routine for study and play? Maybe you have extra time on your hands and [...]
Tadas Peckaitis Helps You Study the Game of Poker | Podcast #279

Tadas Peckaitis Helps You Study the Game of Poker | Podcast #279

Tadas Peckaitis of MyPokerCoaching.com stops by to share 3 critical aspects to effective poker study[...]
A Short-Cut To Taking Poker More Seriously

A Short-Cut To Taking Poker More Seriously

What is the difference between recreational and professional poker players? These groups prioritize [...]
The 7 Do's and Don'ts of Studying Poker | Podcast #276

The 7 Do's and Don'ts of Studying Poker | Podcast #276

I know you want to get more from your time studying poker.  That's what SPS is all about; helping yo[...]
Your Poker Study Guide for 2020

Your Poker Study Guide for 2020

2020 is fast approaching and it's about time you activated your poker study habit, eh? Too many o[...]
5 Ways to Improve with PokerTracker 4 | Podcast #51

5 Ways to Improve with PokerTracker 4 | Podcast #51

PokerTracker 4 is the best software for online poker play.  In this podcast you'll learn 5 ways to u[...]
How to do Poker Hand Reading

How to do Poker Hand Reading

Hand reading is the #1 skill in poker, and it's well worth the time it takes to perfect your use[...]
Micro Stakes Poker Training | Episode #247

Micro Stakes Poker Training | Episode #247

I discuss 3 important poker training strategies that micro stakes players must do to improve their s[...]
Avoid Overwhelm in Your Online Poker Studies #220

Avoid Overwhelm in Your Online Poker Studies #220

In this episode, I discuss how a weekly study plan will improve your study efficiency, avoid overwhe[...]
Building Skills Into Your Unconscious Competence | #216

Building Skills Into Your Unconscious Competence | #216

In this episode, I discuss how you can build skills into your unconscious competence through Focus S[...]
5 Essential Concepts for Poker Profitability | Episode #207

5 Essential Concepts for Poker Profitability | Episode #207

I discuss the 5 essential concepts for poker profitability: EV, play the player, bankroll management[...]
Q&A: Poker Study Apathy, Playing JTo and Learning from Showdowns #206

Q&A: Poker Study Apathy, Playing JTo and Learning from Showdowns #206

In this episode, I answer 4 questions about studying through your apathy, listening to old SPS episo[...]
5 Key Concepts for Poker Study Noobies | Episode #205

5 Key Concepts for Poker Study Noobies | Episode #205

In this episode, I discuss the 5 key concepts that every fresh-faced poker student must explore.  It[...]
Why Game Tape (Recording Poker Play) is a MUST for Better Decision Making | Podcast #203

Why Game Tape (Recording Poker Play) is a MUST for Better Decision Making | Podcast #203

I discuss how recording poker play sessions and reviewing them afterwards (game tape) is the #1 poke[...]
Q&A: Continuation Betting Without HUD Stats, Improved Session Reviews and Focusing on ONE Thing at a Time | Podcast #201

Q&A: Continuation Betting Without HUD Stats, Improved Session Reviews and Focusing on ONE Thing at a Time | Podcast #201

I answer 3 questions about continuation betting without HUD stats, improving your poker session revi[...]
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Leak 6: Willy-Nilly Poker Studies | Podcast #197

In this episode, I discuss self-planning your weekly poker studies so you can build important skills[...]
Q&A: Tilt Control, Acting Too Fast and a Weekly Game Plan | Episode 193

Q&A: Tilt Control, Acting Too Fast and a Weekly Game Plan | Episode 193

I answer 3 questions about how to work on tilt control, how to not act too fast and I give you a wee[...]
Q&A: MTT Leak Win Rates, Study Discipline, Equity Practice and Playing the Player | Episode 179

Q&A: MTT Leak Win Rates, Study Discipline, Equity Practice and Playing the Player | Episode 179

I answer 4 questions about analyzing win rates in MTT’s, developing study discipline, equity practic[...]
Q&A: Organized Poker Notes and Fear of Being Bluffed  | Episode 132

Q&A: Organized Poker Notes and Fear of Being Bluffed | Episode 132

I answer two listener questions about keeping your poker study notes extremely organized and getting[...]
Learning Poker by Teaching | Podcast #114

Learning Poker by Teaching | Podcast #114

In this episode I discuss how learning poker is a benefit of teaching poker to others. You help fell[...]
Your Poker Leaks #4: Poker Study Apathy #42

Your Poker Leaks #4: Poker Study Apathy #42

Poker study apathy is preventing you from improving your game.  Get beyond it with a little motivati[...]
The ONE Thing | Smart Poker Study Podcast #3

The ONE Thing | Smart Poker Study Podcast #3

'The ONE Thing' is the best book I've ever read.  So good in fact that I read it twice in 2015, and [...]
Poker HUD Stat Analysis: PFR

Poker HUD Stat Analysis: PFR

  So you've been using poker tracking software and its accompanying poker HUD for a while no[...]
Poker HUD Stat Analysis: VPIP

Poker HUD Stat Analysis: VPIP

  So you've been using poker tracking software and its accompanying poker HUD for a while no[...]
Using PokerTracker 4 Reporting

Using PokerTracker 4 Reporting

I use PokerTracker 4 as my poker tracking software of choice.  It gives me an incredible advantage o[...]
Post-flop Poker Playability and Increasing 3bet Aggression

Post-flop Poker Playability and Increasing 3bet Aggression

Like most players new to poker study, I've heard many pro's and coaches say things like, "JTs plays [...]
How to Become a Poker Range Master

How to Become a Poker Range Master

Beep… beep… beep The counter is ticking down… you’ve only got a few more seconds to make a decisi[...]
Creating Poker Ranges to Simplify Your Game

Creating Poker Ranges to Simplify Your Game

I didn't consider implementing poker ranges in my first few years of playing poker.  One of the prob[...]