Profitability Thresholds IV: The Pyramid of Profit

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Over the past two and a half years I’ve written three articles for TPE on the theme of ‘Profitability Thresholds’. Loosely speaking, they’re all in an attempt to figure out which spots we should take, and which we shouldn’t, since there’s so much debate out there on the idea of ‘waiting for a better spot’…. Read more »

How Poker Leaks Become Self-Perpetuating

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  You’re reading this article on a poker training site, which suggests two things – firstly, that you’re a poker player, and secondly, that you’re a poker player who’s interested in improving their poker game. Unfortunately for you, only the first piece of information is needed for us to know that you have leaks in… Read more »

Does Your Output Match Your Input?

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  One of the most consistent trends I spot amongst people who are putting time and effort into learning poker and improving their game, is that their inputs into the game don’t match their outputs. In other words, what they put into poker doesn’t match what they get out of it. That’s a broad statement… Read more »

The Personality Flaws that Restrict Poker Improvement

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  Let’s get this out of the way right at the beginning – this one is going to be a tough read for some of you. If that’s the case, good. You’ve taken your first step to becoming a better person and a better poker player. The reality of poker is that it is just… Read more »

The Fundamentals of 3-bet Sizing

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  I’ve written articles on 3-betting in the past, mostly focused on range construction with some elements of sizing factored in. But in order to tackle the subject of 3-bet sizing in more detail, we have to dig a little deeper. 3-betting is a concept that can be confusing to novice players, since most people’s… Read more »

How To Handle Dynamic Flops

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  Recently I wrote an article entitled ‘Static and Dynamic Board Textures’ that covered the two major concepts that should guide the way we play different types of flops, turns and rivers in Hold’em. Since these concepts are so fundamental to understanding the way we should play each different type of spot, I thought it… Read more »

Range Differentials: Where Profit Comes From

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  In order to further our development as poker players, it’s often necessary to conceptualize certain parts of the poker experience in ways such as they are most useful to us, as opposed to more obscure forms that may be more easily mathematically provable or identifiable. In plain English – rather than numbers on a… Read more »

The Difference Between Variance and Volatility in Poker

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  Anyone who’s spent a substantial amount of time and energy on poker knows what variance is, and is familiar with the type of discussion the topic tends to elicit, as well as the variety of emotions these discussions can elicit. Everything from celebrating a big score to commiserating over a huge downswing boils down… Read more »

Metagame Considerations in Live MTTs

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  For those of you who might have been playing a good amount of live poker over the recent summer months – either at the WSOP, elsewhere in Vegas, or at any of the numerous poker festivals going on worldwide – you’ll most likely have experienced an interesting ‘attunement’ process as your live poker routine… Read more »

Equity Denial: Poker’s New Postflop Craze

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  If you’ve been tuning in to PokerGO over the summer period, you’ll have heard – alongside the usual mainstream WSOP commentary from Norman Chad, Lon McEachern and Antonio Esfandiari – some stellar contributions to the commentary booth from analysts such as Nick Schulman, Matt Berkey, Doug Polk and others. These commentators brought a somewhat… Read more »