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Surviving at the Lower Stakes and Moving Beyond Them

The vast majority of poker players never make it past the lower stakes whether they play online or live. The main reason why is...

Analyzing Examples of William Kassouf’s Table Talk (VIDEO)

In the first part of this article, we looked at some general verbal patterns of William Kassouf, a talkative player at this year's 2016...

Looking for Patterns in William Kassouf’s “Speech Play”

This is the first of a two-part article examining the speech patterns of William Kassouf, a talkative player featured in this year's coverage of...

How to Beat the Loose-Aggressive Home Game Player

You're a solid player, winning at the $1/$2 level in your nearby card room. You play a disciplined, tight-aggressive game. You know well how...

5 Lessons: The Transition to Becoming a “Semi-Pro”

"Spumoni! Spumoni!" This is the safe word Jackie Moon, played by Will Ferrell, yells in the 2008 comedy Semi-Pro when he is bitten by a...

Paying Attention at the Tables: Learn to Sharpen Your Post-Fold Focus

A poker buddy recently was telling me about a mutual acquaintance of ours who also plays. This fellow was talking with my friend about...

Learning How to Win: Different Types of “Positive Tilt”

Have you ever won a hand you didn't deserve to win? No... of course not. We all deserve everything we get, right? Seriously, though, if...

Of John F. Kennedy, the Butterfly Effect, and Poker Hands

Light rain fell in Dallas the morning of November 22, 1963. But by noon, the skies had cleared, in time for the presidential motorcade...

What You Can and Can’t Control in Poker, and Why It...

Back in 2007 during the heyday of televised poker, an interesting moment occurred near the end of one of Shannon Elizabeth's matches during her...

How to Tilt Lesser-Skilled Players at the Lower Stakes

My approach to the game of poker has always been very simple. I am there to play against the bad players, a category that...

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