Being a Winning Player vs. being a Good Player

When you think of a good player, you no doubt think of a winning one.  After all, you’ve got to be good to win at the game of poker so this should be a mute point, right?  The truth is though, not all good poker players are winners in the long-run.  There is a huge [...]

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Beating Tight Players

Tight players are kind of like the ninjas of poker in that they sneak up on you with huge hands if you don’t identify them.  Unfortunately, identifying a tight player is a little easier said than done because they are hard to spot.  Those who play tight are barely noticeable until the showdown when they [...]

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Avoiding Chip Leaks

Let’s assume for a second that you were holding a very large bucket.  In that bucket were all of the chips from your bankroll.  The obvious goal as a poker player would be to fill the bucket until you needed a bigger one.  But what if there were a huge hole in your bucket?  Your [...]

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Poker Player strangles Opponent

Many poker players are notorious for getting angry after losing a big hand.  But Tony Korfman took this a step too far and actually strangled an opponent after being rivered on the bubble of a tournament.
The tournament Korfman lost his cool in was a $1,000 re-buy event at the Bellagio.  After being rivered on a [...]

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When Playing Scared is Right

One of the worst things you can do in poker is play scared.  When playing scared, you aren’t aggressive at all, you avoid making risky plays that could earn lots of chips, and you give the advantage to other players at the table.  In short, playing scared is the opposite of how a good rounder [...]

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