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The Easy Way to Become a 3bet Bluffer

The Easy Way to Become a 3bet Bluffer

Let me teach you the easy way to become a 3bet bluffer with this podcast episode and 5 videos on You[...]
The Easy Way to Become a Hand Reader

The Easy Way to Become a Hand Reader

I know that hand reading is a tough, time-consuming skill to learn. But, I want to help you learn it[...]
Do These 5 Things With Flopzilla Pro EVERY Time You Study

Do These 5 Things With Flopzilla Pro EVERY Time You Study

I credit using Flopzilla Pro for most of my poker improvement. These are the 5 things I use it for d[...]
HUD Reliability: Number of Hands and Sample Sizes

HUD Reliability: Number of Hands and Sample Sizes

Let's discuss the number of hands it takes for HUD reliability, as well as individual HUD statistic [...]
My 5 Favorite Q&August Episodes from the Daily Tips Podcast

My 5 Favorite Q&August Episodes from the Daily Tips Podcast

Here are my 5 favorite questions and answers from the Daily Poker Tips Podcast in August 2022. I ans[...]
Develop a Growth Mindset and Burst Through Your Limits

Develop a Growth Mindset and Burst Through Your Limits

It's critical that you approach your poker with a growth mindset. Saying things like “I’m going t[...]
How To Win $20 To $50 Tournaments - From Alex Fitzgerald

How To Win $20 To $50 Tournaments - From Alex Fitzgerald

This article from Alex Fitzgerald over at PokerHeadRush.com will help you profit in the lucrative wo[...]
Use These HUD Stats When Facing 3bets BEFORE Calling

Use These HUD Stats When Facing 3bets BEFORE Calling

Nobody likes facing 3bets. However, in today's aggressive games, you're going to face a lot of them.[...]
Ask These Questions to Learn from Hands Played

Ask These Questions to Learn from Hands Played

Finding hands to study is easy… learning from them is tough. I give you 16 useful and insightful que[...]
Bet Size Matters... So Pay Attention!

Bet Size Matters... So Pay Attention!

Bet size matters, and it's fully in your control with every aggressive play you make. Whether it’s g[...]
Quickly Fix 8 Costly Poker Leaks - Symptoms, Fixes & Action Steps

Quickly Fix 8 Costly Poker Leaks - Symptoms, Fixes & Action Steps

Let's fix some costly leaks! As a poker coach, one of my most important roles for my students is [...]
Find the Fold and Save Money! 4 Skills to Help

Find the Fold and Save Money! 4 Skills to Help

Do you know how to find the fold? It's a skill that all profitable players must learn, and in this e[...]
Preflop Raise or Fold ONLY Challenge

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 [...]
Four Killer 4th of July Poker Tips

Four Killer 4th of July Poker Tips

Happy 4th of July! These four tips are things I heard for many years... and I wish I had listened an[...]
How to Exploit with the PokerTracker 4 Default HUD

How to Exploit with the PokerTracker 4 Default HUD

The Default HUD for PokerTracker 4 has minimal statistics, but still very useful to understand playe[...]
One Until Done with Action! My Favorite Learning Strategy

One Until Done with Action! My Favorite Learning Strategy

I help you navigate your poker studies and purposeful play with one of my favorite learning principl[...]
Stop Merely Exposing Yourself to Poker Strategy... Start Learning Instead

Stop Merely Exposing Yourself to Poker Strategy... Start Learning Instead

I help you stop merely exposing yourself to poker strategies and instead, you're going to effectivel[...]
Make These Two Profitable Exploits with HUD Statistics

Make These Two Profitable Exploits with HUD Statistics

I'm going to help you use a few HUD statistics the make two profitable exploits. My Smart HUD for[...]
Getting to Poker's Fantasy Land

Getting to Poker's Fantasy Land

Let's get to poker's Fantasy Land! What is this, you ask? Fantasy Land is being in the most profi[...]
Most Common Leak New Students Have: Losing Too Much In The Blinds

Most Common Leak New Students Have: Losing Too Much In The Blinds

Losing too much in the blinds is a leak many new students of mine have.  Let me help you plug this a[...]
Mother's Day Q&A - Helping You Become the Player You're Meant to Be

Mother's Day Q&A - Helping You Become the Player You're Meant to Be

In celebration of Mother's Day, I love releasing new Q&A episodes. My mom's guidance was instrum[...]
The Top 5 Ways to Improve with PokerTracker 4

The Top 5 Ways to Improve with PokerTracker 4

PokerTracker 4 is the most useful software for online poker players. In this podcast you'll learn[...]
Do you know why you're betting?

Do you know why you're betting?

Betting for no reason is a huge leak as it leads to thoughtless, -EV decisions. If you're just betti[...]
Q&A: Hand Reading to Build Poker Math Skills

Q&A: Hand Reading to Build Poker Math Skills

I answer 3 questions about poker math and hand reading, and I give you a strategy for learning both [...]
4 Tools to Learn Poker's Top Skill of Hand Reading

4 Tools to Learn Poker's Top Skill of Hand Reading

I want to share with you 4 different tools that will help you finally learn poker’s top skill of han[...]
6 Ingredients Necessary to Change Any Behavior - Dr. Tricia Cardner

6 Ingredients Necessary to Change Any Behavior - Dr. Tricia Cardner

I receive newsletters from Dr. Tricia Cardner of www.PeakPokerMindset.com and author of Peak Poker P[...]
Bread & Butter Poker: The #1 Strategy for Increased Poker Profits

Bread & Butter Poker: The #1 Strategy for Increased Poker Profits

Playing for Bread & Butter is the #1 profitable poker strategy. Not only does B&B poker e[...]
Improve Tournament Poker Results with this FREE Tracker

Improve Tournament Poker Results with this FREE Tracker

I'll help you improve your poker tournament results with a free tracker to measure results, statisti[...]
5 Steps to Improve Your Poker Results

5 Steps to Improve Your Poker Results

I’m going to help you improve your poker results with 5 things you can do starting today. Some of th[...]
3 Steps to Effectively Learn Any Poker Math Concept

3 Steps to Effectively Learn Any Poker Math Concept

I give you 3 simple steps to effectively learn any poker math concept, regardless of your math abili[...]
Figuring Out the Best Flops to Bluff On with Flopzilla Pro

Figuring Out the Best Flops to Bluff On with Flopzilla Pro

In this episode, I give you the number 1 lesson I've learned from years of using Flopzilla Pro and h[...]
4-Part Plan for Training the Skill of Tilt Control

4-Part Plan for Training the Skill of Tilt Control

In this episode, I give you a 4-part plan for training the skill of tilt control (avoiding anger, ne[...]
Poker Q&A: Playing Overpairs, Donk Betting and Tough Opponents

Poker Q&A: Playing Overpairs, Donk Betting and Tough Opponents

In this Q&A, I answer three listener questions about playing overpairs out of position, donk bet[...]
Achieve Your SMART Poker Goals in 2022

Achieve Your SMART Poker Goals in 2022

I help you develop SMART poker goals and a plan of action to help you succeed in 2022. Listen to th[...]
What Would Poker Improvement Look Like If It Were Easy?

What Would Poker Improvement Look Like If It Were Easy?

"What would this look like if it were easy?" Tim Ferriss, the author of the incredible book calle[...]
BlackRain79.com – 5 Pieces of Advice If I Had to Start Poker Again

BlackRain79.com – 5 Pieces of Advice If I Had to Start Poker Again

I have the great opportunity to share with you a killer article from BlackRain79.com called "If I Ha[...]
Alex Fitzgerald - 8 Tips For Turbo Tournaments!

Alex Fitzgerald - 8 Tips For Turbo Tournaments!

Today's turbo tournaments tip podcast is courtesy of Alex Fitzgerald and PokerHeadRush.com. Sign up [...]
Poker Q&A: MTT Variance, Playing Small-Medium Pocket Pairs, a Hand Review

Poker Q&A: MTT Variance, Playing Small-Medium Pocket Pairs, a Hand Review

In this poker Q&A, I answer questions about expected MTT variance with small samples, playing sm[...]
Cyber Warfare – 8 Useful Online Poker Only Tips

Cyber Warfare – 8 Useful Online Poker Only Tips

I give you 8 cyber warfare tips strictly for online poker players to help you play and study smarter[...]
Poker Profits - You Can Only Improve What You Measure

Poker Profits - You Can Only Improve What You Measure

Poker Profits are the lifeblood of your poker journey, so do you measure them? If you don’t win a[...]
Great Questions Lead to Great Decisions

Great Questions Lead to Great Decisions

I help you put more thought into your decisions by asking yourself great questions that force you to[...]
Q&A: Short On Poker Time, Winners & Losers and Player Tendencies

Q&A: Short On Poker Time, Winners & Losers and Player Tendencies

I answer 5 questions from Poker Forge Members about what to do if you’re short on poker time, the di[...]
3 Favorite Exploits Using the Smart HUD – also for LIVE players!

3 Favorite Exploits Using the Smart HUD – also for LIVE players!

I share my 3 favorite Smart HUD exploits by telling you exactly what to look for with 3 perfect exam[...]
Here's Your New Poker Journal

Here's Your New Poker Journal

My new and FREE Poker Journal will improve mental clarity, organize your studies, find leaks and tra[...]
Every Study and Play Session Is Your Time To Shine

Every Study and Play Session Is Your Time To Shine

Every play session and every study session is your time to shine. These are your opportunities to be[...]
Before Calling Preflop, Plan for Post-flop Float Bets and Probe Bets

Before Calling Preflop, Plan for Post-flop Float Bets and Probe Bets

I will help you plan and execute float bets and probe bets. These are great post-flop bluffs when th[...]
Jan Philippi Interview | Psychologist and Poker Mindfulness Teacher

Jan Philippi Interview | Psychologist and Poker Mindfulness Teacher

I had the great opportunity to interview Jan Philippi. He's an ex-poker pro, psychologist, mindfulne[...]
Leak 3: Open Limp | Podcast #189

Leak 3: Open Limp | Podcast #189

In this episode, I teach you why the open limp is a leak and how to quickly fix it. This episode [...]
11 Profit Boosting Solutions to Poker Losses | Episodes #240 and #358

11 Profit Boosting Solutions to Poker Losses | Episodes #240 and #358

I share 11 problems that are costing you money and 1 simple profit boosting solution for each.  Let’[...]
Labor Day Poker Forge Q&A

Labor Day Poker Forge Q&A

In this Labor Day Q&A, I answer 5 questions from Poker Forge Members and give recommendations fo[...]
Exploiting on Anonymous Poker Sites

Exploiting on Anonymous Poker Sites

There are plenty of anonymous sites out there that don’t use screen names and instead use randomized[...]
Turn Your Poker Weak Points Into Strong Points

Turn Your Poker Weak Points Into Strong Points

You must tackle your poker weak points and turn them into strong points. In this article and podcast[...]
New Study Technique: Action First, Learn Later

New Study Technique: Action First, Learn Later

Action First, Learn Later: Take action from a trusted source, then come back later to learn more ab[...]
The Numbers Behind 7 Critical HUD Statistics

The Numbers Behind 7 Critical HUD Statistics

I've always been a "numbers guy". I love math; majored in math in university, taught SAT math and I [...]
Sugar! A podcast for poker players inspired by Dr. Berg

Sugar! A podcast for poker players inspired by Dr. Berg

This week's podcast was inspired by Dr. Berg's podcast episode from 6.26.21 called "What Happens if [...]
6 Strategies to Win the Next 6 Months - Jim Kwik Inspired!

6 Strategies to Win the Next 6 Months - Jim Kwik Inspired!

Yowza! 2021 is already half way done!!! Time flies when you're having fun, right? I received a[...]
An Interview with Bernard Lee of 'Poker Satellite Success'

An Interview with Bernard Lee of 'Poker Satellite Success'

I had a fantastic opportunity to interview Bernard Lee about his new book, Poker Satellite Success. [...]
Exploiting Loose-Aggressive Poker Players

Exploiting Loose-Aggressive Poker Players

In this post (and podcast episode), I’ll teach you the exploiting and chip earning strategies I love[...]
The 3 Things You MUST Do Before Hiring a Poker Coach

The 3 Things You MUST Do Before Hiring a Poker Coach

So, you're thinking about hiring a poker coach? Great idea. Your coach will figure out your areas[...]
You Are the Master of Your Actions: Stop Knowing, Start Doing

You Are the Master of Your Actions: Stop Knowing, Start Doing

Are you the master of your actions? Do you have control over what you choose to do and NOT do? In[...]
Folding Is Boring and Boring Is Winning

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." [...]
Slow is Smart and Smart is… WINNING

Slow is Smart and Smart is… WINNING

“Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.” I'm sure you've heard this sniper motto before. It's one of my[...]
The Bare Bones HUD for Tourneys and Anonymous Sites

The Bare Bones HUD for Tourneys and Anonymous Sites

The Bare Bones HUD is exactly what tournament and anonymous site players need to exploit your ever-c[...]
Get Excited with this New Warm-up Idea: Watching Greatness in Action

Get Excited with this New Warm-up Idea: Watching Greatness in Action

Get excited by greatness! Here's a new warm-up technique I learned from Patton Oswalt in a recent[...]
Two Pot-earning Plays I Love and 1 for MAX Value

Two Pot-earning Plays I Love and 1 for MAX Value

You're about to learn 2 plays that I love making to earn pots and 1 more that gives me MAX Value whe[...]
Your Poker Study Guide for 2021

Your Poker Study Guide for 2021

We're in the throes of 2021 and isn't it about time you developed a strong poker study habit? Too[...]
You MUST Work to Understand Your Opponents | Podcast #335

You MUST Work to Understand Your Opponents | Podcast #335

In my efforts to understand my opponents better, I've developed a system to help train myself to thi[...]
Poker Development Plan, Outs & Odds Practice, Overboard HUD Use | Q&A

Poker Development Plan, Outs & Odds Practice, Overboard HUD Use | Q&A

3 great questions today about a recommended poker development plan, practicing outs and odds math an[...]
An Interview with Mindset Coach Pat Bailouni

An Interview with Mindset Coach Pat Bailouni

I had the opportunity to interview mindset consultant Pat Bailouni (website PatBailouni.com) who is [...]
Interview with Duncan Palamourdas of 'Why Alex Beats Bobbie At Poker'

Interview with Duncan Palamourdas of 'Why Alex Beats Bobbie At Poker'

I loved Why Alex Beats Bobbie at Poker. Duncan Palamourdas has a gift for conveying poker strategy t[...]
Sky Is Wrong: HUDs Are Bad For You. Kinda.

Sky Is Wrong: HUDs Are Bad For You. Kinda.

"Occasionally, you need to just turn off all the technology and GTO and HUDs and software and all th[...]
What am I doing wrong?

What am I doing wrong?

Let’s be real. Poker can be infuriating at times. So much so, that most of us who have played the ga[...]
How Emotions Can Destroy Your Poker

How Emotions Can Destroy Your Poker

“The most important of these skills, and power’s crucial foundation is the ability to master your em[...]
Smart Poker Study Audiobook Excerpts

Smart Poker Study Audiobook Excerpts

I'm a huge fan of audiobook listening as it helps pass the time when doing the mundane: chores, comm[...]
Top 5 Tips for Better Hand Reading without Using Solvers

Top 5 Tips for Better Hand Reading without Using Solvers

The ability to figure out what poker hands your opponent could be holding, also known as hand readin[...]
I Am Your Poker Coach

I Am Your Poker Coach

With every piece of content I create, I treat it like it's a 1-on-1 session between me (your coach) [...]
Counting Outs and Making Profitable Calls

Counting Outs and Making Profitable Calls

Do you understand outs and odds math? Do you use it to make profitable post-flop drawing calls? T[...]
Don't Respect the Player, But Always Respect the Math!

Don't Respect the Player, But Always Respect the Math!

Always respect the math! Poker's one big math problem and in this article, I show you the critical i[...]
Curiosity Kills Your Winnings

Curiosity Kills Your Winnings

There is a common issue among all losing players… curiosity causes them to call rivers way too frequ[...]
3 Steps for Achieving Your 2021 Poker Goals

3 Steps for Achieving Your 2021 Poker Goals

I want to help you achieve your 2021 poker goals. The new year is always an opportunity to make some[...]
The 12 Days of Christmas 2020 Podcast Episodes

The 12 Days of Christmas 2020 Podcast Episodes

It's the 12 Days of Christmas... Merry Christmas! My gift to you, a new podcast episode every day[...]
Poker Lessons from Me and My 10-Year-Old Son: Don’t Be Afraid to Try Something New

Poker Lessons from Me and My 10-Year-Old Son: Don’t Be Afraid to Try Something New

My son is 10 years old now and it’s special to watch him grow up. He reminds me of myself, in partic[...]
Strategies and Action Steps from the Quick Wins Poker Course

Strategies and Action Steps from the Quick Wins Poker Course

I'm about to give you 10 quick and critical strategies and actions steps that will take you from a l[...]
How to Quickly Understand Online Tournament Players - Podcast #318

How to Quickly Understand Online Tournament Players - Podcast #318

A few weeks ago, listener Sherri Cook sent me this question about understanding tournament players: [...]
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[...]
18 Effective Tips & Strategies for Playing Winning Poker

18 Effective Tips & Strategies for Playing Winning Poker

I put together 18 of my most effective and easy to implement poker strategies on this one page. The [...]
Breaking Poker Rules | Podcast Episode #310

Breaking Poker Rules | Podcast Episode #310

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. – Katherine Hepburn Stealing from the cookie [...]
4 Essential Tips to Crush Poker Tournaments

4 Essential Tips to Crush Poker Tournaments

By Eelis Pärssinen of Beasts of Poker Every weekend, players from all over the world login to the[...]
Motivation, Confidence & Mindset: If They Can Do It, I Can Do It

Motivation, Confidence & Mindset: If They Can Do It, I Can Do It

Motivation, confidence and having an “I got this” mindset will help you become the poker player (and[...]
5 Types of Live Poker Experiences in Las Vegas

5 Types of Live Poker Experiences in Las Vegas

As a recreational player, “peak poker” for me is getting the occasional opportunity to play in Las V[...]
The 5 Mental Aspects of a Winning Poker Mind

The 5 Mental Aspects of a Winning Poker Mind

I have goals of improving my “hard” poker skills. "Hard" skills are the in-game strategies of poker:[...]
From ThePokerForge.com: Training a Positive EV Mindset

From ThePokerForge.com: Training a Positive EV Mindset

Playing with a positive EV mindset means you're always thinking about your options and going with th[...]
From ThePokerForge.com: Listen to What They're Telling You

From ThePokerForge.com: Listen to What They're Telling You

The audio from this episode is taken from a video called "Listen to What They're Telling You" in the[...]
5 Lessons Learned from Playing Fortnite

5 Lessons Learned from Playing Fortnite

Fortnite is an online video game that combines a 1st person shooter with building elements like foun[...]
Use My KISS HUD to Avoid Overwhelm and Learn How to Exploit Online Poker Players

Use My KISS HUD to Avoid Overwhelm and Learn How to Exploit Online Poker Players

I’m going to help you learn to use a heads up display with my stripped-down, simplified KISS HUD for[...]
Q&A: Polarized Ranges, LIVE to Online Poker Transition and the PFR/VPIP Ratio

Q&A: Polarized Ranges, LIVE to Online Poker Transition and the PFR/VPIP Ratio

What are polarized ranges? How do I go from LIVE to online poker? What the heck is the PFR/VPIP Rati[...]
Vs Hero Stats Can Help You Fight Back

Vs Hero Stats Can Help You Fight Back

There are many powerful HUD statistics available that can make your life easier and offer you a way [...]
Q&A: Robotic Play, Profitable Poker, In-game Hand Reading and Anonymous Players | Podcast #292

Q&A: Robotic Play, Profitable Poker, In-game Hand Reading and Anonymous Players | Podcast #292

I'm sharing answers to your 🔥 burning 🔥 poker questions that will get you taking action with purpose[...]
14 INSANELY Useful Beginner Tips from Nathan "BlackRain79" Williams | Podcast #290

14 INSANELY Useful Beginner Tips from Nathan "BlackRain79" Williams | Podcast #290

Nathan "BlackRain79" Williams, the winningest micro stakes player of all time, gives you 14 insanely[...]
How to Spot and Exploit the 4 Common Poker Player Types | Podcast #289

How to Spot and Exploit the 4 Common Poker Player Types | Podcast #289

I help you categorize your opponents into their respective player types based on stats and tendencie[...]
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 [...]
6 Japanese Words to Propel Your Poker Journey | Podcast Episode #287

6 Japanese Words to Propel Your Poker Journey | Podcast Episode #287

I was practicing my Japanese in preparation for a month-long trip that was cancelled (thanks, corona[...]
Work to Improve Your Poker Return on Investment | Podcast #286

Work to Improve Your Poker Return on Investment | Podcast #286

What is Return on Investment in Poker? Return on Investment (ROI) in poker is a measurement of the [...]
Finding Leaky Hands to Study with PokerTracker 4

Finding Leaky Hands to Study with PokerTracker 4

I get lots of emails from listeners and Poker Forge members about plugging their leaky spots. These [...]
We can learn a lot from Kobe Bryant | Podcast #283

We can learn a lot from Kobe Bryant | Podcast #283

Kobe Bryant died alongside his daughter and some of their friends in a helicopter crash on January 2[...]
Table Select for High Profit Potential - Avoid the Sharks! | Podcast #282

Table Select for High Profit Potential - Avoid the Sharks! | Podcast #282

It's critical that you table select to improve your profit potential with every session. This holds [...]
Q&A: Calling Post-flop, A Newb Focus and Prioritizing Studies | #281

Q&A: Calling Post-flop, A Newb Focus and Prioritizing Studies | #281

What should a newb focus on? I answer this question, another about prioritizing 5 different study to[...]
The Four Stages of Competence | Podcast #280

The Four Stages of Competence | Podcast #280

You’re here because you want to improve your skills to the level of Unconscious Competence and crush[...]
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[...]
Online Poker my darling... be my Valentine? | Podcast #278

Online Poker my darling... be my Valentine? | Podcast #278

Happy Valentine's Day! On this special day, I'm asking online poker to be my Valentine and I'm shari[...]
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 [...]
Use Well-placed Aggression to Put the Regs on Tilt | Podcast #277

Use Well-placed Aggression to Put the Regs on Tilt | Podcast #277

I’m going to help you become a thorn in your opponent's side to put them on tilt by using well-place[...]
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[...]
Improve Your Preflop 3bet Defense

Improve Your Preflop 3bet Defense

What is 3bet Defense? 3bet defense is a strategy that you must employ after open-raising or raising[...]
Poker Mindset Lessons Learned from ‘Ad Astra’ | Podcast #272

Poker Mindset Lessons Learned from ‘Ad Astra’ | Podcast #272

Ad Astra is a science fiction movie about a journey across the solar system starring Brad Pit and To[...]
2019 Christmas Poker Q&A: Finding the Fold | Podcast #271

2019 Christmas Poker Q&A: Finding the Fold | Podcast #271

Merry Christmas, poker peeps! 2019 was a great year for Smart Poker Study and I couldn't have done [...]
Plug Poker Leaks and Save Money

Plug Poker Leaks and Save Money

What are poker leaks? Poker leaks are actions you continually make that cost you money.  They can b[...]
Home Game Poker Tournament: The 15th Annual Turkey Shoot

Home Game Poker Tournament: The 15th Annual Turkey Shoot

The Turkey Shoot is a home game poker tournament my cousin Bert and his best friend Scott put on eve[...]
Happy Thanksgiving and Poker Gratitude in 2019

Happy Thanksgiving and Poker Gratitude in 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! I discuss the benefits of having an “attitude of gratitude” for poker players an[...]
Brad Wilson is Chasing Poker Greatness

Brad Wilson is Chasing Poker Greatness

I interview Brad Wilson of the new 'Chasing Poker Greatness' podcast.  He's a professional poker pla[...]
Profitable Poker Questions and Answers from the Poker Forge

Profitable Poker Questions and Answers from the Poker Forge

I answer 3 questions from Poker Forge members about playing profitable poker.  We're talking bankrol[...]
The Best Texas Holdem Starting Poker Hands & Ranges

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[...]
Poker and the Minimum Effective Dose | Podcast #87

Poker and the Minimum Effective Dose | Podcast #87

The minimum effective dose is the smallest dose that will produce a desired outcome.  In this podcas[...]
Pirate Day Q&A: Bluffing with AK, Facing Raises and +EV Play #257

Pirate Day Q&A: Bluffing with AK, Facing Raises and +EV Play #257

I answer questions about bluffing with AK, facing raises after cbet bluffing and developing a +EV in[...]
Loose-Aggressive Tournament Players, Data Mining, Calling with Kings | Q&A #253

Loose-Aggressive Tournament Players, Data Mining, Calling with Kings | Q&A #253

I answer questions about data mining, calling preflop with the best pocket pairs and facing loose-ag[...]
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[...]
Finding the Fold | Podcast Episode #248

Finding the Fold | Podcast Episode #248

I discuss the importance of being able to fold with made hands when you know you’re beat. In [...]
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[...]
8 Micro Stakes Poker Questions | Q&A Podcast #246

8 Micro Stakes Poker Questions | Q&A Podcast #246

Tons of micro stakes-related poker questions today... 8 of 'em covering bankroll rules, preflop choi[...]
Using Aggression in the Micro Stakes | Episode #245

Using Aggression in the Micro Stakes | Episode #245

I discuss using your micro stakes aggression in good and poor ways.  Good: gaining value and success[...]
July: The Month of Micro Stakes Poker | Episode #244

July: The Month of Micro Stakes Poker | Episode #244

I share my plans for July: “The Month of Micro Stakes Poker”.  Send me your micro stakes-related que[...]
Passive Poker, $40 Profit per Day and Play the Player | Q&A #242

Passive Poker, $40 Profit per Day and Play the Player | Q&A #242

I answer 3 profit-related questions about passive poker, earning $40 per day and playing the player.[...]
3 Off-the-Felt Poker Tactics for Increased Profits | Podcast #241

3 Off-the-Felt Poker Tactics for Increased Profits | Podcast #241

I discuss 3 off-the-felt poker tactics you must do to increase your profits: hand reading, daily stu[...]
June: The Month of Poker Profits | Episode #239

June: The Month of Poker Profits | Episode #239

I share my plans for “The Month of Profits” and give 4 tips on increasing profits and cutting costs.[...]
Your Poker Nemesis and Revenge Tilt | Podcast #238

Your Poker Nemesis and Revenge Tilt | Podcast #238

In this episode, I discuss how to handle your poker nemesis who can “read your soul” and ways to avo[...]
Adding Tables and Kicking Ass | Podcast #237

Adding Tables and Kicking Ass | Podcast #237

I discuss adding tables to your online play sessions and having a kick-ass attitude on-the-felt. [...]
Bankroll Rules and Warm-ups | Podcast #236

Bankroll Rules and Warm-ups | Podcast #236

I discuss the importance of following bankroll rules and doing simple warm-ups prior to your play se[...]
Poker Downswing, Boredom and Improved Focus | Q&A Podcast #235

Poker Downswing, Boredom and Improved Focus | Q&A Podcast #235

I answer questions about handling a poker downswing, improving on-the-felt focus and avoiding poker [...]
The Mental Game Month of May | Episode 234

The Mental Game Month of May | Episode 234

I share my plans for “The Mental Game Month of May” and some of the strategy goodies coming this mon[...]
'Poker Satellite Strategy' by Dara O'Kearney and Barry Carter | #233

'Poker Satellite Strategy' by Dara O'Kearney and Barry Carter | #233

I review ‘Poker Satellite Strategy’ by Dara O’Kearney and Barry Carter and I give you 3 of my favori[...]
'Poker's 1%' by Ed Miller | Podcast #232

'Poker's 1%' by Ed Miller | Podcast #232

I review the GTO related book, ‘Poker’s 1%’ by Ed Miller.  I don't necessarily recommend the book to[...]
'Exploitative Play in LIVE Poker' by Alexander Fitzgerald | Podcast #231

'Exploitative Play in LIVE Poker' by Alexander Fitzgerald | Podcast #231

I review ‘Exploitative Play in LIVE Poker’ by Alex Fitzgerald, and I give 3 of my favorite action st[...]
'Waiting for Straighters' by Tommy Angelo | Podcast #230

'Waiting for Straighters' by Tommy Angelo | Podcast #230

In this episode, I review ‘Waiting for Straighters’ by Tommy Angelo. I give you 3 powerful action st[...]
April: The Month of Poker Books | Episode 229

April: The Month of Poker Books | Episode 229

In this episode, I share my plans for “The Month of Poker Books” and some of the strategy goodies co[...]
My Poker Software and Hardware Setup | #228

My Poker Software and Hardware Setup | #228

In this episode, I share with you my poker software and hardware setup for efficient poker studies a[...]
Month of Post-Flop | February 2019

Month of Post-Flop | February 2019

I dubbed February 2019 as the Month of Post-flop.  Most of the content I created in February was ded[...]
Q&A: Becoming a HUD Master, non-HUD sites and Ranges | #227

Q&A: Becoming a HUD Master, non-HUD sites and Ranges | #227

I answer your poker questions about learning to become a HUD master, playing on non-HUD sites, Bovad[...]
Finally Learn to Use a Poker HUD | #225

Finally Learn to Use a Poker HUD | #225

I discuss how to learn all the stats in your poker HUD and practice exploiting your opponents with i[...]
March Preview: The Month of HUD | Podcast #224

March Preview: The Month of HUD | Podcast #224

In this episode, I share with you my plans for “The Month of HUD” and some of the poker training goo[...]
Adding the Check-raise to Your Post-flop Arsenal | #223

Adding the Check-raise to Your Post-flop Arsenal | #223

In this episode, I discuss why a check-raise gives you extra value and is effective at bluffing your[...]
Making More Double-barrel Bluff Cbets | #222

Making More Double-barrel Bluff Cbets | #222

In this episode, I discuss why (and how) we should double-barrel cbet more frequently on the turn. [...]
Q&A: Post-flop Hand Reading, Facing Cbets & Desperation Tilt | #221

Q&A: Post-flop Hand Reading, Facing Cbets & Desperation Tilt | #221

In this episode, I answer your questions with actions you MUST take right now to improve you post-fl[...]
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[...]
Q&A: Solid Foundation, Poker Coaching and Effective HUD Use | #218

Q&A: Solid Foundation, Poker Coaching and Effective HUD Use | #218

In this episode, I help you develop a solid foundation, discuss my poker coaching and help you use y[...]
Poker Fish are Your Value Targets | #217

Poker Fish are Your Value Targets | #217

In this episode, I teach you how to spot the poker fish at your tables and what to do once you find [...]
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[...]
Interview: Steve Fredlund of the RecPoker Podcast | #215

Interview: Steve Fredlund of the RecPoker Podcast | #215

In this episode, I interview Steve Fredlund of the RecPoker Podcast and we discuss his poker history[...]
Q&A: Beginner Preflop Strategy, Better Calls, AK Missed the Flop #214

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

In this episode, I answer 3 questions about beginner preflop strategy (what they MUST consider befor[...]
14th Annual Turkey Shoot Tournament Recap | Poker Podcast #213

14th Annual Turkey Shoot Tournament Recap | Poker Podcast #213

In this episode, I give a tournament recap and discuss my profitable results from playing in the 14t[...]
MTT Preparation: the 14th Annual Turkey Shoot | Poker Podcast #212

MTT Preparation: the 14th Annual Turkey Shoot | Poker Podcast #212

In this episode, I discuss my preparations for my favorite annual LIVE multi-table tournament: the 1[...]
GTO Poker with Peter "Carroters" Clarke | Poker Podcast #211

GTO Poker with Peter "Carroters" Clarke | Poker Podcast #211

Peter “Carroters” Clarke returns for his 2nd visit. We discuss GTO poker and how his eMagazine, "PIO[...]
The Math Behind 7 Tilting Situations and How to Respond | Poker Podcast #210

The Math Behind 7 Tilting Situations and How to Respond | Poker Podcast #210

I discuss 7 tilting situations, the math behind each and what you can do to respond effectively to t[...]
Q&A: 3betting, Cbetting and Set Mining #209

Q&A: 3betting, Cbetting and Set Mining #209

I answer 3 questions about studying and playing 3bet pots, improved cbetting through better understa[...]
Moving from TAG to LAG Play | Poker Podcast #208

Moving from TAG to LAG Play | Poker Podcast #208

I discuss how you can smartly and safely increase your aggression and go from TAG play to LAG play b[...]
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 poker study apathy, listening to old SPS episodes, playi[...]
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[...]
Simplifying the Top 10 Poker HUD Stats | Podcast #204

Simplifying the Top 10 Poker HUD Stats | Podcast #204

I simplify the Top 10 poker HUD stats by telling you the 3 things you MUST know about each. I[...]
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[...]
Q&A: Poker Calling Stations, 3bet Pots Post-flop and Folding “Big Hands” | Podcast #200

Q&A: Poker Calling Stations, 3bet Pots Post-flop and Folding “Big Hands” | Podcast #200

I answer 3 questions about exploiting LIVE poker calling stations, playing post-flop in 3bet pots an[...]
Leak 7: Using Preflop 2bet Ranges From Poker Coaches | Podcast #199

Leak 7: Using Preflop 2bet Ranges From Poker Coaches | Podcast #199

I help you plug the leak of straying outside of profitable preflop 2bet and 2bet calling ranges by u[...]
Leak 7: Diagnosing the Leak of Straying Outside of 2bet Pot Ranges | Podcast #198

Leak 7: Diagnosing the Leak of Straying Outside of 2bet Pot Ranges | Podcast #198

I help you diagnose a costly preflop 2bet pot leak that's killing your win rate: straying outside of[...]
Leak 6: Willy-Nilly Poker Studies | Podcast #197

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: Stop the Zoom, Taking LIVE Poker Notes and Popup Stats | Episode 196

Q&A: Stop the Zoom, Taking LIVE Poker Notes and Popup Stats | Episode 196

I answer 3 questions about frustrations in the micros and avoiding Zoom poker, taking LIVE poker not[...]
Leak 5: Pull the Trigger on +EV Aggressive Plays | Podcast #195

Leak 5: Pull the Trigger on +EV Aggressive Plays | Podcast #195

I discuss the strategies you can employ to help you pull the trigger on +EV aggressive plays and dit[...]
Leak 5: Failing to Make the Aggressive +EV Play | Podcast #194

Leak 5: Failing to Make the Aggressive +EV Play | Podcast #194

I discuss the leak of skipping +EV aggressive plays because you’re afraid of losing money, making a [...]
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Blind Versus Blind Situations: Preflop Online Poker Excerpt | Podcast #192

I play for you “Blind Versus Blind Situations”, a chapter from my latest audiobook, Preflop Online P[...]
Leak 4: Ignoring Your Physical Health | Podcast #191

Leak 4: Ignoring Your Physical Health | Podcast #191

I discuss the leak of ignoring your physical health and what you can do to get on a healthy track. [...]
Q&A: Improving 3bet Play and Late Stage MTT Strategies | Episode 190

Q&A: Improving 3bet Play and Late Stage MTT Strategies | Episode 190

I answer 3 questions about improving your 3bet play, defending against 3bets and late stage MTT stra[...]
Q&A: Playing with Restrictions, Making Better Bluffs and Improved Software Usage | Episode 188

Q&A: Playing with Restrictions, Making Better Bluffs and Improved Software Usage | Episode 188

I answer 3 questions about playing online poker with restrictions, making better bluffs and improvin[...]
Getting More Bread & Butter in Your Poker Play Sessions | Podcast #187

Getting More Bread & Butter in Your Poker Play Sessions | Podcast #187

In this episode, I discuss how to get more Bread & Butter out of your poker play sessions and ho[...]
Q&A: Understanding HUD Statistics, Recognizing Tilt and Picking-up on LIVE Actions | Episode 185

Q&A: Understanding HUD Statistics, Recognizing Tilt and Picking-up on LIVE Actions | Episode 185

I answer 3 questions about understanding HUD stats in the Smart HUD, recognizing tilt and picking-up[...]
Leak 2: Neglecting the Most Profitable Poker Situation | Podcast #184

Leak 2: Neglecting the Most Profitable Poker Situation | Podcast #184

I discuss Bread and Butter situations: the most profitable poker situation you can put yourself in. [...]
Mental Game Control and 3bet Defense Post-flop Strategies | Podcast #183

Mental Game Control and 3bet Defense Post-flop Strategies | Podcast #183

I discuss mental game control strategies and post-flop 3bet pot strategies to help you plug the leak[...]
Q&A: Turbo MTT Strategies; Harrington’s M, Folding Strong Hands and March Goals | Episode 182

Q&A: Turbo MTT Strategies; Harrington’s M, Folding Strong Hands and March Goals | Episode 182

I answer multiple Q's about turbo MTT's, Harrington's M, folding strong hands and more. In ep[...]
Pre-flop Strategies for Better 3bet Defense | Podcast #181

Pre-flop Strategies for Better 3bet Defense | Podcast #181

I discuss (and show you) the steps to creating 3bet defense ranges, as well as the critical in-game [...]
How to Discover if Calling 3bets and Losing Money is Your Poker Leak | Podcast #180

How to Discover if Calling 3bets and Losing Money is Your Poker Leak | Podcast #180

I discuss the leak of calling 3bets and losing money: the symptoms, how to diagnose and the statisti[...]
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[...]
7 Steps to Finding and Plugging Online Poker Leaks | Podcast #178

7 Steps to Finding and Plugging Online Poker Leaks | Podcast #178

I give you my 7-step process for finding and plugging online poker leaks with a database of hands. [...]
Finding and Plugging Leaks; An Interview with Andreas Froehli | #177

Finding and Plugging Leaks; An Interview with Andreas Froehli | #177

I interview Andreas Froehli and we discuss lots of leak finding and plugging techniques. In e[...]
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Q&A: Order of Study, LIVE Low Buy-in Tourneys and Keeping Track of LIVE Poker Hands | Episode 176

I answer 3 Q's about the order of study topics, playing LIVE low buy-in tourneys and tracking LIVE p[...]
Valuable Lessons from 263 Heads Up Sit and Go Matches (HUSNG) | Episode 175

Valuable Lessons from 263 Heads Up Sit and Go Matches (HUSNG) | Episode 175

I discuss the valuable lessons I learned from playing a full month of HUSNG matches including play t[...]
An Interview with Peter Clarke, "Carroters", Author of The Grinders Manual and 100 Hands | #174

An Interview with Peter Clarke, "Carroters", Author of The Grinders Manual and 100 Hands | #174

In this episode, I interview poker coach and author Peter Clarke, aka “Carroters”, author of ‘The Gr[...]
Q&A: Essential HUD Stats, Small Blind Limping and The Year of Logic | Episode 173

Q&A: Essential HUD Stats, Small Blind Limping and The Year of Logic | Episode 173

I answer 3 Q's about the essential HUD stats I recommend, limping in the small blind and 2018: the Y[...]
Keep Stress at Bay and Have a “Bring it on!” Attitude  | MED #10 Class 6 | Podcast #171

Keep Stress at Bay and Have a “Bring it on!” Attitude | MED #10 Class 6 | Podcast #171

I discuss 4 ways to avoid stress, the importance of resilience, having a “Bring it on!” attitude and[...]
Q&A: VPIP & PFR, Thoughtful Decisions and Abundant Poker Content | Episode 170

Q&A: VPIP & PFR, Thoughtful Decisions and Abundant Poker Content | Episode 170

I answer 3 Q's about the power team that is VPIP and PFR, making thoughtful decisions and wading thr[...]
SMARTER Goals and Developing Good Habits | MED #10 Class 5 | Podcast #169

SMARTER Goals and Developing Good Habits | MED #10 Class 5 | Podcast #169

I discuss making SMARTER goals to achieve your dreams in 2018, along with developing the habits that[...]
Sleep, Eat, Move, Improve… Your Mind | MED #10 Class 4 | Podcast #168

Sleep, Eat, Move, Improve… Your Mind | MED #10 Class 4 | Podcast #168

In this episode: Sleep, Eat, Move.  I discuss the importance of getting enough sleep, eating healthy[...]
Study Session Mindset Techniques | MED #10 Class 3 | Podcast #166

Study Session Mindset Techniques | MED #10 Class 3 | Podcast #166

I discuss some off-the-felt study session mindset techniques I use to get the most out of my poker s[...]
In-game Poker Mindset Techniques | MED #10 Class 2 | Podcast #165

In-game Poker Mindset Techniques | MED #10 Class 2 | Podcast #165

I discuss the poker mindset techniques I use throughout my play sessions to prepare for and stay in [...]
Q&A: Playing More Online Poker Tables, Working Off-the-felt and Color Coded HUD Stats | Episode 164

Q&A: Playing More Online Poker Tables, Working Off-the-felt and Color Coded HUD Stats | Episode 164

I answer three of your questions about how to add more tables to your online poker sessions, actuall[...]
Pre-session Poker Mindset | MED #10 Class 1 | Podcast #163

Pre-session Poker Mindset | MED #10 Class 1 | Podcast #163

I kick off the 10th MED with a discussion about the things I do pre-session to mentally prepare myse[...]
An Interview with Nathan 'BlackRain79' Williams | Poker Podcast #162

An Interview with Nathan 'BlackRain79' Williams | Poker Podcast #162

I interview the winning-est micro stakes player of all time, BlackRain79.  We discuss microstakes st[...]
Poker Mindset Talk on Anchor | Podcast #161

Poker Mindset Talk on Anchor | Podcast #161

I share 5 different poker mindset segments from my Anchor Podcast: tactics for a strong poker mind, [...]
Q&A: Online Poker Frustrations, Creating Action Steps, Open Raise Sizing and Seat Selection | Episode 160

Q&A: Online Poker Frustrations, Creating Action Steps, Open Raise Sizing and Seat Selection | Episode 160

In this Q&A, I answer three of your questions about online poker frustrations after transitionin[...]
Poker Excerpt from How to Study Poker Volume 2 | Podcast #159

Poker Excerpt from How to Study Poker Volume 2 | Podcast #159

I share with you a poker excerpt from the ‘How to Study Poker Volume 2’ Audiobook. I talk hand readi[...]
Q&A: Post-flop Bet Sizing, Upping Aggression and Total Implied Odds | Episode 157

Q&A: Post-flop Bet Sizing, Upping Aggression and Total Implied Odds | Episode 157

In this episode, I answer three of your questions about post-flop bet sizing, working to increase yo[...]
Post-flop Poker Talk on Anchor | Podcast #155

Post-flop Poker Talk on Anchor | Podcast #155

In this episode, I share 5 of my post-flop focused Anchor segments from the past 8 weeks of almost d[...]
Pre-flop Poker Talk on Anchor | Podcast #154

Pre-flop Poker Talk on Anchor | Podcast #154

In this episode, I discuss my daily 2-5 minute Anchor podcast where I discuss random poker thoughts [...]
Q&A: Creating Poker Videos, Understanding My Show Notes and Improving Turn Play | Episode 153

Q&A: Creating Poker Videos, Understanding My Show Notes and Improving Turn Play | Episode 153

In this episode, I answer three of your questions about apprehension about creating poker videos, ho[...]
Avoid the Fixed Mindset | MED #9 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #152

Avoid the Fixed Mindset | MED #9 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #152

In this episode, I discuss avoiding a fixed mindset and having a growth mindset within poker and whe[...]
The Benefits of Flopzilla When Hand Reading | MED #9 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #151

The Benefits of Flopzilla When Hand Reading | MED #9 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #151

Today, I discuss why you MUST utilize Flopzilla in every hand reading practice session. In ep[...]
Q&A: Team Studies, Small Pocket Pairs, Adjusting Your Pre-flop Ranges | Episode 150

Q&A: Team Studies, Small Pocket Pairs, Adjusting Your Pre-flop Ranges | Episode 150

In this episode, I answer three of your questions about studying poker as a team, the strength of sm[...]
Q&A: Not Paying Off, Starting at 10NL and Rash Decisions | Episode 148

Q&A: Not Paying Off, Starting at 10NL and Rash Decisions | Episode 148

In this episode, I answer three of your questions about not paying people off, starting at 10NL and [...]
The Donk Bet | MED #8 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #146

The Donk Bet | MED #8 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #146

In this episode, I discuss the donk bet: why you should rarely do it and also how to defend against [...]
The Check-raise | MED #8 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #145

The Check-raise | MED #8 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #145

In this episode, I discuss the aggressive check-raise play.  This is great for both value and bluff [...]
Observation HUD and the Simple Truth | Poker Podcast #144

Observation HUD and the Simple Truth | Poker Podcast #144

In this episode, I discuss my new Observation HUD to help online players train themselves to be more[...]
Expected Value, Pot Equity and REDI | MED #7 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #143

Expected Value, Pot Equity and REDI | MED #7 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #143

I discuss Expected Value, Pot Equity and utilizing the REDI process for making +EV decisions. [...]
Colossus III and WSOP Trip Report | Poker Podcast #142

Colossus III and WSOP Trip Report | Poker Podcast #142

In this episode, I discuss my first WSOP cash in this year’s Colossus III.  I also gained some impor[...]
LIVE Poker Tournament Preparation | Podcast #141

LIVE Poker Tournament Preparation | Podcast #141

In this episode, I discuss how I prepare for a LIVE poker tournament. I give you my trusty Evernote [...]
Implied Odds | MED #7 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #140

Implied Odds | MED #7 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #140

In this episode I discuss implied odds for both pre-flop and post-flop drawing +EV decisions. [...]
Crack the Code: an Interview with Dr. Tricia Cardner | Poker Podcast #139

Crack the Code: an Interview with Dr. Tricia Cardner | Poker Podcast #139

I interview Dr. Tricia Cardner about her poker history, her course on procrastination and her plans [...]
Hot and Cold Equity, Outs & Odds, Percentage Form and Combo Counting | MED #7 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #138

Hot and Cold Equity, Outs & Odds, Percentage Form and Combo Counting | MED #7 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #138

In this episode I dive into poker math with hot and cold equity.  I also take a little stroll down m[...]
Reacting to Cbet Defense Plays | MED #6 Class 4 | Poker Podcast #137

Reacting to Cbet Defense Plays | MED #6 Class 4 | Poker Podcast #137

In this episode I discuss the cbet defense shenanigans your opponents could utilize: check-raises, I[...]
Game Tape Excerpt from How to Study Poker | Podcast #136

Game Tape Excerpt from How to Study Poker | Podcast #136

In this episode I play an excerpt from my book ‘How to Study Poker’ about utilizing Game Tape to imp[...]
Double Barrel Cbets | MED #6 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #135

Double Barrel Cbets | MED #6 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #135

  In this episode I discuss how to plan your double-barrels before you fire that initial flo[...]
Cbetting Board Texture | MED #6 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #134

Cbetting Board Texture | MED #6 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #134

It’s much easier to cbet bluff when your opponent misses the board.  In this episode I discuss oppon[...]
Cbet Principles | MED #6 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #133

Cbet Principles | MED #6 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #133

  In this episode: Cbet Principles. I discuss the fundamentals behind the most important pos[...]
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[...]
Q&A: Hand History Reviews and Ranging and Avoiding Bloated Pots | Episode 131

Q&A: Hand History Reviews and Ranging and Avoiding Bloated Pots | Episode 131

I answer two listener questions about doing hand history reviews and assigning ranges as well as avo[...]
Q&A: Going Pro, Outs & Odds and Facing Good Players | Episode 130

Q&A: Going Pro, Outs & Odds and Facing Good Players | Episode 130

I answer three Q’s today about making the leap and going pro, using outs and odds to make good decis[...]
Q&A: LIVE Poker Etiquette and Non-showdown Winnings | Episode 129

Q&A: LIVE Poker Etiquette and Non-showdown Winnings | Episode 129

I discuss why it’s okay to use Evernote at LIVE poker tables, and I get into non-showdown winnings a[...]
Q&A: Quitting a Session and MTT Blind Stealing | Episode 128

Q&A: Quitting a Session and MTT Blind Stealing | Episode 128

I discuss 5 ways that you can get beyond desperation tilt as well as guidelines for stealing more MT[...]
Q&A: Value Betting and Beginner Skill Building | Episode 127

Q&A: Value Betting and Beginner Skill Building | Episode 127

I answer two listener questions about better value betting and how a beginner should build their pok[...]
Q&A: Hand Reading, Bankroll Management and Tilt | Episode 126

Q&A: Hand Reading, Bankroll Management and Tilt | Episode 126

I discuss my 28 Days of Poker Study commitment and answer two of your study related questions about [...]
Consider Before You Click and 11 Essential HUD Stats | MED #5 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #125

Consider Before You Click and 11 Essential HUD Stats | MED #5 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #125

In this episode I discuss the all-important poker concept of "Consider before you click", acting bas[...]
Gathering Information On Opponents | MED #5 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #123

Gathering Information On Opponents | MED #5 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #123

The opponents you’re up against are equally as important as the cards you hold. I discuss gathering [...]
My 2017 SMART Poker Goals | Podcast #121

My 2017 SMART Poker Goals | Podcast #121

I give my SMART Poker Goals for 2017 and they DO NOT center around making money this time.  Plus I g[...]
Blind Vs Blind | MED #4 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #120

Blind Vs Blind | MED #4 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #120

I conclude MED #4 on Blind Play as I discuss blind vs blind confrontations along with the most impor[...]
25NL Cash Game Poker Commentary | Podcast #119

25NL Cash Game Poker Commentary | Podcast #119

I recorded poker commentary while playing one table of 25NL on ACR.  I discuss blind play, post-flop[...]
Revenge! | Poker Podcast #118

Revenge! | Poker Podcast #118

Should we want revenge?  This poker podcast is about dealing with troublesome and tilt-inducing play[...]
Hand Reading Step by Step | Poker Podcast #117

Hand Reading Step by Step | Poker Podcast #117

I give you my 4 step process to effective hand reading.  This is one of the most important concepts [...]
Breaking Down the Rejam | Poker Podcast #116

Breaking Down the Rejam | Poker Podcast #116

I discuss the rejam in poker tourneys (MTT or SNG): 3bet re-shoving as a bluff to pickup valuable be[...]
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[...]
Post-flop Blind Defense | MED #4 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #113

Post-flop Blind Defense | MED #4 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #113

I continue MED #4 on blind play as I discuss post-flop blind defense in both HU and MW pots, and hun[...]
Revised 4-2 Rule, Flop Value Raises and Oversized Bets  | Q&A Podcast #111

Revised 4-2 Rule, Flop Value Raises and Oversized Bets | Q&A Podcast #111

I answer 3 listener Q’s about my changing view on the 4-2 Rule, making unsure value raises on the fl[...]
Pre-flop Blind Defense | MED #4 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #110

Pre-flop Blind Defense | MED #4 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #110

I begin MED #4 on blind play with pre-flop blind defense.  I discuss the most important concepts to [...]
Beginner’s Plan, Increasing Ranges and Big Pocket Pairs  | Q&A Podcast #109

Beginner’s Plan, Increasing Ranges and Big Pocket Pairs | Q&A Podcast #109

I answer 3 listener Q’s about how to begin an online poker journey, justifications for increasing yo[...]
3bet Defense | MED #3 Class 4 | Poker Podcast #108

3bet Defense | MED #3 Class 4 | Poker Podcast #108

3bet defense is all about making a plan off-the-tables, then adapting that plan to the opponent [...]
Bluff 3bets | MED #3 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #107

Bluff 3bets | MED #3 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #107

I discuss what to look for in the pursuit of making better bluff 3bets, as well as 3bet squeezes. [...]
STT Flat Calls, Pot Odds & Over-limping  | Q&A Podcast #106

STT Flat Calls, Pot Odds & Over-limping | Q&A Podcast #106

I answer 3 listener Q’s about making STT (single table tournament) flat calls, using pot-odds in-gam[...]
Value 3bets | MED #3 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #105

Value 3bets | MED #3 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #105

I discuss value 3bets and the things you need to know to get maximum value out of your strongest han[...]
3bet Yin Yang: the Essentials | MED #3 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #104

3bet Yin Yang: the Essentials | MED #3 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #104

In this episode, discuss the reasons to 3bet instead of calling or folding, and 4 important points t[...]
Bet Sizing Terms, Poker Variants and Counting Outs  | Q&A | Podcast #103

Bet Sizing Terms, Poker Variants and Counting Outs | Q&A | Podcast #103

I answer 3 listener Q’s about bet sizing terms pre and post-flop, learning through poker variants an[...]
Blind Stealing Consequences and Switching Tables | MED #2 Class 4 | Poker Podcast #102

Blind Stealing Consequences and Switching Tables | MED #2 Class 4 | Poker Podcast #102

I conclude my Steal MED by discussing some of the consequences of stealing more; facing resteals, de[...]
Brad Wilson and EYE Think Tank | Smart Poker Study Podcast #101

Brad Wilson and EYE Think Tank | Smart Poker Study Podcast #101

I interview Brad Wilson of EnhanceYourEdge.com, a poker pro, coach and founder of the interactive gr[...]
6-max Aggression, Cold Calling and Bankroll Challenges | Q&A | Podcast #100

6-max Aggression, Cold Calling and Bankroll Challenges | Q&A | Podcast #100

I answer 3 listener Q’s about 6-max aggression in cash games, cold calling with AQ+ and JJ as well a[...]
Steal Positional Analysis, Ranges, Bet Sizing | MED #2 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #99

Steal Positional Analysis, Ranges, Bet Sizing | MED #2 Class 3 | Poker Podcast #99

I dive deeper into blind stealing with positional analysis, dealing with limpers, bet sizing, break-[...]
3bet Calling Ranges, Poker Podcasts, Hand Reading and ‘The Course’ | Q&A | Podcast #98

3bet Calling Ranges, Poker Podcasts, Hand Reading and ‘The Course’ | Q&A | Podcast #98

I answer 4 listener Q’s about how to create 3bet calling ranges, my favorite poker podcasts, improvi[...]
Steal Popup & Purposeful Practice | MED #2 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #97

Steal Popup & Purposeful Practice | MED #2 Class 2 | Poker Podcast #97

I discuss my own steal popup and review all the important stats that will help you determine the pro[...]
Blind Stealing | MED #2 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #96

Blind Stealing | MED #2 Class 1 | Poker Podcast #96

I discuss blind stealing in cash games as well as tournaments, why it’s vital that you do so, which [...]
Getting Aggressive, Poker Game Analysis & Hand Reading | Q&A | Podcast #95

Getting Aggressive, Poker Game Analysis & Hand Reading | Q&A | Podcast #95

In this poker Q&A, I answer 3 listener Q’s about getting aggressive, how to begin analyzing your[...]
Exceptional Poker Article | Getting Inside the Villain’s Head with Q&A

Exceptional Poker Article | Getting Inside the Villain’s Head with Q&A

I read a great article from the Exceptional Poker Blog about getting inside your opponent’s head and[...]
4 Posts from the Facebook Poker Group | Q&A | Podcast #89

4 Posts from the Facebook Poker Group | Q&A | Podcast #89

I discuss 4 posts from the SPS Facebook Poker Group about LIVE cash games, MTT's, Ace-King, pocket 7[...]
Firing the Double-barrel, Flopzilla & Unregulated Online Poker | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #88

Firing the Double-barrel, Flopzilla & Unregulated Online Poker | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #88

I answer 3 listener Q’s about firing the double-barrel, what Flopzilla is good for and the perils of[...]
Gaining Poker XP, Bubble Dominance, Blind Stealing, MTT TAG Play, Multiway Equity and ICM Considerations | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #86

Gaining Poker XP, Bubble Dominance, Blind Stealing, MTT TAG Play, Multiway Equity and ICM Considerations | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #86

In this podcast I feature 6 Q’s from the Ace-High Poker Group about some wide-ranging topics: gainin[...]
Poker Study Groups, MTT Opening Ranges and Bubble Play | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #85

Poker Study Groups, MTT Opening Ranges and Bubble Play | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #85

I answer 3 listener Q’s about learning with your poker friends in a study group, my MTT opening rang[...]
Bounty Tourneys, Barreling and Showing Hands | Q&A | #84

Bounty Tourneys, Barreling and Showing Hands | Q&A | #84

I answer 3 listener Q’s about playing in bounty tourneys, barreling your opponents off their hands a[...]
Asking the Right Questions | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 8 | Podcast #82

Asking the Right Questions | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 8 | Podcast #82

I discuss the importance of asking great questions when studying and when playing poker.  Voltaire s[...]
Counting Poker Hand Combos | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 7 | Podcast #080

Counting Poker Hand Combos | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 7 | Podcast #080

I show you how to count poker hand combos to aid your mathematical understanding of the game and the[...]
River Calling, Rakeback, Capped Games and Counting Outs | Q&A | #79

River Calling, Rakeback, Capped Games and Counting Outs | Q&A | #79

In this episode I answer 3 listener Q’s about river calling when your gut says you shouldn’t, online[...]
How to Tilt Lesser-Skilled Players at the Lower Stakes | Podcast #78

How to Tilt Lesser-Skilled Players at the Lower Stakes | Podcast #78

I read a great article from BlackRain79 (Nathan Williams) on how to tilt your weak micro stakes oppo[...]
3bet Continuance Ranges | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 6 | Podcast #77

3bet Continuance Ranges | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 6 | Podcast #77

I show you how to figure out your opponent’s 3bet continuance ranges; the hands they call your 3bets[...]
Hand Reading and Limit Holdem | Q&A | #76

Hand Reading and Limit Holdem | Q&A | #76

I answer 2 listener Q’s about how to start the hand reading journey and where to go for some limit h[...]
Online Poker Legality, Plugging LIVE Leaks and Poker Pro Study Habits | Q&A | #75

Online Poker Legality, Plugging LIVE Leaks and Poker Pro Study Habits | Q&A | #75

I answer 3 listener Q’s about the legality of online poker in the US, plugging LIVE leaks and the st[...]
Poker Growth Mindset | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 5 | Podcast #74

Poker Growth Mindset | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 5 | Podcast #74

Today I discuss having a growth mindset within poker and when practicing hand reading. In[...]
Calling Ranges, Hand Showdowns on ACR and WSOP SNG’s | Q&A | #73

Calling Ranges, Hand Showdowns on ACR and WSOP SNG’s | Q&A | #73

I answer 3 listener Q’s about pre-flop calling ranges, learning from hand showdowns on Americas Card[...]
Pre-flop Calling Ranges | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 4 | Podcast #72

Pre-flop Calling Ranges | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 4 | Podcast #72

Today I teach you why exploring your pre-flop calling ranges will improve your frequencies and give [...]
Questions from the SPS Poker Facebook Group | Q&A | #71

Questions from the SPS Poker Facebook Group | Q&A | #71

In today's Q&A, instead of answering the usual 3 listener questions, I'll hit the SPS Poker Face[...]
Colossus II at the WSOP and LIVE MTT’s | Podcast #070

Colossus II at the WSOP and LIVE MTT’s | Podcast #070

Today I discuss going to the WSOP, give you some LIVE tourney tips and discuss some of the lessons I[...]
Tourney Sponsorships, 9max Cash Considerations, ‘The ONE Thing’ | Q&A | #69

Tourney Sponsorships, 9max Cash Considerations, ‘The ONE Thing’ | Q&A | #69

In today's Q&A, I answer 3 listener Q’s about considerations for tourney sponsorships, adjusting[...]
Flopzilla | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 3 | Podcast #68

Flopzilla | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 3 | Podcast #68

Today I teach you about the most valuable hand analysis tool available, Flopzilla, and how it’s revo[...]
Beginner Poker Skills, Bovada HUD Usage and a Future eBook | Q&A | #67

Beginner Poker Skills, Bovada HUD Usage and a Future eBook | Q&A | #67

In today's Q&A, I answer 3 listener Q’s about what beginning players should understand about pok[...]
Percentage Form | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 2 | Podcast #66

Percentage Form | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 2 | Podcast #66

I teach you hand reading using my H.A.N.D. acronym, and how understanding percentage form can lead t[...]
SNG Tight is Right, Recording LIVE Hands and Changing Plans | Q&A | #65

SNG Tight is Right, Recording LIVE Hands and Changing Plans | Q&A | #65

In today's Q&A, I answer 3 listener Q’s about the “tight is right” SNG philosophy, recording LIV[...]
Learning From Showdowns | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 1 | Podcast #64

Learning From Showdowns | 'The Hand Reading Lab' Part 1 | Podcast #64

I teach you why paying attention to showdowns is absolutely vital in gaining reads on your opponents[...]
'SplitSuit' James Sweeney | Smart Poker Study Podcast #62

'SplitSuit' James Sweeney | Smart Poker Study Podcast #62

'Splitsuit' James Sweeney, a professional poker player, coach, video maker and podcaster joins us fo[...]
Tilt, Playing LIVE Cash, Facing Check-raises and the Colossus II | Q&A | #61

Tilt, Playing LIVE Cash, Facing Check-raises and the Colossus II | Q&A | #61

In today's podcast Q&A, I answer 3 listener Q’s about handling surprise tilt, LIVE cash, facing [...]
Maximizing Your HUD Part 4: Percentage Form and Color Coding for the Win | Podcast #60

Maximizing Your HUD Part 4: Percentage Form and Color Coding for the Win | Podcast #60

This is the fourth episode in my Maximizing Your HUD series: Percentage Form and Color Coding for th[...]
Maximizing Your HUD Part 3: Using Popups | Podcast #58

Maximizing Your HUD Part 3: Using Popups | Podcast #58

This is the third episode in my Maximizing Your HUD series: Using Popups. Utilizing the HUD is great[...]
SB Opening Range, Game Tape & Virtual Study Groups | Q&A | #57

SB Opening Range, Game Tape & Virtual Study Groups | Q&A | #57

In today's podcast Q&A, I answer 3 listener Q’s about my SB opening range in cash games, recordi[...]
Maximizing Your HUD Part 2: Exploiting Opponents | Podcast #56

Maximizing Your HUD Part 2: Exploiting Opponents | Podcast #56

This is the second episode in my Maximizing Your HUD series: Exploiting Opponents. In this episode, [...]
Maximizing Your HUD Part 1: HUD Essentials | Podcast #54

Maximizing Your HUD Part 1: HUD Essentials | Podcast #54

This is the first episode in my Maximizing Your HUD series: HUD Essentials. In this one, you will le[...]
Alex Fitzgerald Returns | Smart Poker Study Podcast #53

Alex Fitzgerald Returns | Smart Poker Study Podcast #53

'TheAssassinato' Alex Fitzgerald returns in today's episode!  He's fresh off of two $109 MTT wins an[...]
Poker Mastery vs Overload, Push/Fold & 50/50 SNG’s | Q&A | #52

Poker Mastery vs Overload, Push/Fold & 50/50 SNG’s | Q&A | #52

I answer 3 listener Q’s about mastery vs overload regarding poker study and strategy, push/fold stra[...]
MTT Leak Filters, Tracking LIVE Players and Hand Ranging | Q&A | #50

MTT Leak Filters, Tracking LIVE Players and Hand Ranging | Q&A | #50

I answer 3 listener Q’s about MTT Leak filtering in PT4, tracking LIVE players and ranging an oppone[...]
Your Poker Leaks #6: Betting for No Reason | Podcast #49

Your Poker Leaks #6: Betting for No Reason | Podcast #49

Betting for no reason is the 6th leak we're plugging in this series.  It causes spew and leads to no[...]
3bet Ranges, Study Groups and Off-the-felt Poker Practice | Q&A | #48

3bet Ranges, Study Groups and Off-the-felt Poker Practice | Q&A | #48

I answer 3 listener questions about my own 3bet ranges, why I play poker and how to effectively get [...]
Your Poker Leaks #5: Nitty Late Stage MTT Play | Podcast #47

Your Poker Leaks #5: Nitty Late Stage MTT Play | Podcast #47

I'm finally getting to the leak that Dom proposed back in episode 42 of having difficulty w/late sta[...]
Bovada, Playing vs Unknowns, Ranging and Mastery vs Overload | Q&A | #46

Bovada, Playing vs Unknowns, Ranging and Mastery vs Overload | Q&A | #46

In this Q&A I answer 4 listener Q’s about Bovada online poker, Playing vs Unknowns, Ranging and [...]
The Push/Fold Game in Sit N Go’s

The Push/Fold Game in Sit N Go’s

In the last Sit N Go article I discussed the role of ICM in SNG strategy.  Another key part of SNG s[...]
Flopzilla, Poker Stations, SNG’s and MTT’s | Q&A | #44

Flopzilla, Poker Stations, SNG’s and MTT’s | Q&A | #44

In this Q&A I answer 4 different questions about poker stations, Flopzilla, playing SNG's and pl[...]
Alex Fitzgerald Interview | Smart Poker Study Podcast #43

Alex Fitzgerald Interview | Smart Poker Study Podcast #43

Today's bonus episode is an Alex Fitzgerald interview.  "Assassinato" is a poker pro with over $3M i[...]
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[...]
Andrew Brokos Method of Hand Ranging | Q&A | #41

Andrew Brokos Method of Hand Ranging | Q&A | #41

In this Q&A I used Andrew Brokos' method to put opponents on ranges in two hands of poker, one c[...]
Playing Online Poker, Busting Out of the Micros and My PokerTracker 4 HUD | Q&A | #39

Playing Online Poker, Busting Out of the Micros and My PokerTracker 4 HUD | Q&A | #39

Three great listener questions today about playing poker online, busting out of the micros and my ow[...]
Your Poker Leaks #3: Losing Too Much in the Blinds | Podcast #38

Your Poker Leaks #3: Losing Too Much in the Blinds | Podcast #38

Losing too much in the blinds is a leak many of us have.  Listen to this podcast to discover how to [...]
US Online Poker, SNG Ranges & Podcast format | Q&A | #37

US Online Poker, SNG Ranges & Podcast format | Q&A | #37

US Online Poker, my SNG opening ranges and this podcast's format are on the docket for today's poker[...]
30 Day Podcast Challenge Complete | Podcast #36

30 Day Podcast Challenge Complete | Podcast #36

I did it!  I completed my 30 Day Podcast Challenge!  Day 30 of 30 is here.  Thanks for listening and[...]
'Taking on the Pros' | ‘The Course’ Skill #10 | Podcast #35

'Taking on the Pros' | ‘The Course’ Skill #10 | Podcast #35

Poker pros (and poker regs) have weaknesses and leaks like any other players, and it's our duty to f[...]
'Playing Deep' | ‘The Course’ Skill #9 | Podcast #34

'Playing Deep' | ‘The Course’ Skill #9 | Podcast #34

Playing deep leads to a common fear that many poker players face: the fear of losing.  I help you fi[...]
'Exploiting Aggression' | ‘The Course’ Skill #8 | Podcast #33

'Exploiting Aggression' | ‘The Course’ Skill #8 | Podcast #33

Exploiting aggression is super important in today's poker games.  You can take advantage of many pre[...]
‘The Course’ Skill #7 ‘Emotional Numbing’ #32

‘The Course’ Skill #7 ‘Emotional Numbing’ #32

Emotional numbing in poker is super important: don't let the emotional lows destroy your bankroll no[...]
Reg-infested Tables, Poker Podcasts & PLO | Q&A | #31

Reg-infested Tables, Poker Podcasts & PLO | Q&A | #31

I answer three questions in this Q&A podcast about reg-infested tables, learning PLO on YouTube [...]
‘The Course’ Skill #6 ‘Making Live Reads’ #30

‘The Course’ Skill #6 ‘Making Live Reads’ #30

Bet sizing is such an important part of live reads that we need to practice it as much as possible s[...]
‘The Course’ Skill #5 ‘Evaluating Board Texture’ #29

‘The Course’ Skill #5 ‘Evaluating Board Texture’ #29

Board texture is a super important concept to understand that will allow us to barrel boards more ef[...]
‘The Course’ Skill #4 ‘Barreling’ #28

‘The Course’ Skill #4 ‘Barreling’ #28

Barreling is a super important skill to master in poker.  I show you the math behind barreling and h[...]
‘The Course’ Skill #3 ‘Assess Your Hand Value’ #27

‘The Course’ Skill #3 ‘Assess Your Hand Value’ #27

Assess your hand value and ditch the negative mindset.  Extract value when you flop strong, win at s[...]
‘The Course’ Skill #2 ‘Don't Pay People Off’ Episode #23

‘The Course’ Skill #2 ‘Don't Pay People Off’ Episode #23

Big turn and river bets are signs of strength, so lower limit players ain't bluffing when they bet b[...]
‘The Course’ Skill #1 ‘Play a Simple and Effective Pre-flop Strategy’

‘The Course’ Skill #1 ‘Play a Simple and Effective Pre-flop Strategy’

'The Course' is an incredible poker strategy book written by Ed Miller.  In today's episode I show y[...]
How to Learn From Poker Strategy Books | Poker Podcast #21

How to Learn From Poker Strategy Books | Poker Podcast #21

Poker strategy books have so much to teach you, and this is the first of 11 podcasts that will show [...]
'The Mental Game of Poker' | Podcast #19

'The Mental Game of Poker' | Podcast #19

'The Mental Game of Poker' will help you get out of that mental game funk you're in while improving [...]
LAG's, HUD Stats & Poker Math | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #17

LAG's, HUD Stats & Poker Math | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #17

Two questions about LAG's, understanding and using HUD Stats in-game and some poker math discussed t[...]
Al Spath | Smart Poker Study Podcast #14

Al Spath | Smart Poker Study Podcast #14

Al Spath, longtime poker player and coach, was my first interview guest. In case you missed i[...]
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The Miracle Morning | Smart Poker Study Podcast #13

'The Miracle Morning' helped me to accomplish so much: I lost 30 pounds after employing the lessons [...]
Game Tape | Smart Poker Study Podcast #11

Game Tape | Smart Poker Study Podcast #11

Poker Game Tape helps to find your leaks, increase concentration, spot simple mistakes you didn’t kn[...]
Tilt & Bad Sleep | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #10

Tilt & Bad Sleep | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #10

Bad sleep can come about because of tilt and negative emotions surrounding poker.  I help one of you[...]
Volume Sessions | Smart Poker Study Podcast #9

Volume Sessions | Smart Poker Study Podcast #9

Volume Sessions are where we do our real grinding: this is where we put the hours in and our skills [...]
Focus Sessions | Smart Poker Study Podcast #8

Focus Sessions | Smart Poker Study Podcast #8

Focus Sessions are necessary to put new plays/techniques into practice so we can develop them as per[...]
30 Day Challenges to Build Good Poker Habits | Smart Poker Study Podcast #7

30 Day Challenges to Build Good Poker Habits | Smart Poker Study Podcast #7

Use a 30 Day Challenge to instill new habits in your life and to achieve your goals. In case [...]
2016 SMART Poker Goals | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #6

2016 SMART Poker Goals | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #6

I tell you my 2016 Poker Goals in this Q&A! In case you missed it, in episode 5 I talked [...]
Poker Warm-up & Cool-down | Smart Poker Study Podcast #5

Poker Warm-up & Cool-down | Smart Poker Study Podcast #5

Including a poker warm-up and cool-down is integral to poker success in every session you play. [...]
Open Limping in Poker Cash Games | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #4

Open Limping in Poker Cash Games | Q&A | Smart Poker Study Podcast #4

We're talking open limping in the first Q&A! In case you missed it, in episode 3 I talked[...]
The ONE Thing | Smart Poker Study Podcast #3

The ONE Thing | Smart Poker Study Podcast #3

'The ONE Thing' is one of the best book I've ever read.  So good in fact that I read it twice in 201[...]
Stealing the Blinds in Poker Cash Games

Stealing the Blinds in Poker Cash Games

Stealing the blinds is defined as raising pre-flop from the Cutoff, Button or the Small Blind in an [...]
Poker Goals | Smart Poker Study Podcast #2

Poker Goals | Smart Poker Study Podcast #2

It’s a new year, and you know what that means… let’s set some poker goals. And I’m not talking re[...]
Free Poker Strategy | Smart Poker Study Podcast #1

Free Poker Strategy | Smart Poker Study Podcast #1

Free Poker Strategy, Podcast #1 Free Poker Strategy, it's a beautiful thing. If you’re anything [...]
About | Smart Poker Study Podcast #000

About | Smart Poker Study Podcast #000

About the Smart Poker Study Podcast #0 In this Smart Poker Study Podcast introduction episode, I ta[...]
ICM & Sit N Go Tournaments

ICM & Sit N Go Tournaments

ICM (Independent Chip Model) is a formula we use to determine the dollar value of our stack (tournam[...]
SNG Middle Stage Strategy

SNG Middle Stage Strategy

SNG Middle Stage Strategy requires that you start upping the aggression, as chipping up by stealing [...]
SNG Early Stage Strategy

SNG Early Stage Strategy

Mastering SNG Early Stage Strategy is key in becoming a successful SNG player.   This post will expl[...]
10 Advantages of Poker Sit N Go Tournaments (SNG)

10 Advantages of Poker Sit N Go Tournaments (SNG)

Sit N Go Tournaments are currently how I'm tackling my Poker Bankroll Building Challenge.  They enco[...]
Poker Focus Session #2 - Opening Hands & HH Rev

Poker Focus Session #2 - Opening Hands & HH Rev

I recently played another cash Poker Focus Session, this time at 10NL.  My main focus in the session[...]
Poker Focus Session #1 - Opening Hands

Poker Focus Session #1 - Opening Hands

Last night I played a short 5NL cash session focused on opening hands online w/ a SmartPokerStudy.co[...]
Heads Up Poker Challenge

Heads Up Poker Challenge

I was looking for a way to improve my SNG results as I'd been seeing too many 2nd place finishes[...]
Just the Facts - Exploitative Poker Note Taking

Just the Facts - Exploitative Poker Note Taking

Good poker note taking is all about gaining an edge over each opponent you encounter.  Catching mist[...]
Poker Grinding Motivation

Poker Grinding Motivation

I was asked by a reader the following questions: "... My goal is to be able to steadily cash out [...]
Poker Game Tape with Warm-up - Training Video Included

Poker Game Tape with Warm-up - Training Video Included

If you suffer from tilt, have a hard time hitting hand/hours goals in your sessions or are just in t[...]
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[...]
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Recognize and Eliminate Poker Tilt

Jared Tendler in his incredible book on poker tilt, The Mental Game of Poker, defines tilt as anythi[...]
Poker Tilt Control with Logic Statements

Poker Tilt Control with Logic Statements

We all know that the variance in poker is something you can't control, but what you can control is h[...]
Improve Your Poker Game - Inchworm and the Process Model

Improve Your Poker Game - Inchworm and the Process Model

The Inchworm Concept was popularized within poker by Jared Tendler in his timeless book, The Men[...]
Poker and Your Unconscious Competence

Poker and Your Unconscious Competence

Jared Tendler's book, The Mental Game of Poker, discusses a learning theory called the Four Stages o[...]
3bet Resteal Poker Challenge

3bet Resteal Poker Challenge

I'm subscribed to the mailing list of TransformMyPoker.com, and the coach behind the site, Nick Weal[...]
Poker Math - Break-even %

Poker Math - Break-even %

Poker math can be daunting for some people, but with practice it will become second nature even to t[...]
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 [...]
Poker Math - Outs and Odds

Poker Math - Outs and Odds

There are many aspects to poker that you learn as you play and study over time.  For example: Kn[...]
30 Days of Posts Challenge - COMPLETED!

30 Days of Posts Challenge - COMPLETED!

"It was a long and difficult 30 days... he'd never done anything like this before... he wasn't sure [...]
My New Poker HUD Part 8 - the 3Bet Pop-up

My New Poker HUD Part 8 - the 3Bet Pop-up

This is the final part in a series about my newly developed poker HUD for MTT's and SNG's. In thi[...]
My New Poker HUD Part 7 - the Fold to Cbet Pop-up

My New Poker HUD Part 7 - the Fold to Cbet Pop-up

This is part 7 in a series about my newly developed poker HUD.  It’s adapted from Assassinato’s and [...]
My New Poker HUD Part 6 - the Cbet Pop-up

My New Poker HUD Part 6 - the Cbet Pop-up

This is part 6 in a series about my newly developed poker HUD.  It’s adapted from Assassinato’s and [...]
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Poker Warm-up and Cool Down

Poker players often overlook two of the most important aspects of peak performance: The Poker Warm-u[...]
My New Poker HUD Part 5 - the Assassinato Pop-up

My New Poker HUD Part 5 - the Assassinato Pop-up

This is part 5 in a multi-part series about my newly developed poker HUD.  It's adapted from Assassi[...]
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[...]
Getting the Most from your Poker HUD

Getting the Most from your Poker HUD

This post will help you learn to make your poker HUD more helpful and to use it more thoroughly in o[...]
My New Poker HUD Part 4 - Player Stats 3

My New Poker HUD Part 4 - Player Stats 3

This is part 4 in a multi-part series about my newly developed poker HUD.  It's adapted from Assassi[...]
My New Poker HUD Part 3 - Player Stats 2

My New Poker HUD Part 3 - Player Stats 2

This is part 3 of a multi-part series about how I've updated my new poker HUD and all the different [...]
My New Poker HUD Part 1 - Hero & Table Stats

My New Poker HUD Part 1 - Hero & Table Stats

My study time over the past two weeks has been spent working on my poker HUD.  After watching the la[...]
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[...]