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  • The Psychology of Winning
  • Posted by bigspenda73 on Apr 26, 2017
  • A lot of literature on poker psychology focuses on how players should handle themselves when they are losing. Whether it is a downswing, tilt, or other factors, people tend to only focus on their play/mentality when things aren’t going their way. Few players/writers ever focus on a player’s mindset when…
  • Babysitting Blunders: How Not to Treat New Players
  • Posted by PokerJanitor on Apr 26, 2017
  • During my time at the tables, I've had a chance to observe an extensive amount of human behavior. Thanks to the growing popularity of the game, I'm seeing more and more diverse personalities sported by players operating on a variety of skill levels. But with the ever-expanding pool of competitors, I find many of my brothers and sisters who've been around for a while are forgetting some of the cardinal rules of the game. I'm talking, specifically, about the treatment of new players at the tables. It happens both at live events and when surfing through the online card rooms. There are veterans (and even more who think themselves to be veterans) who, by carrying themselves in a certain fashion, do themselves a disservice and consequently reduce their own level of play.
  • 3 Extremely Useful Methods to Recognizing a Read
  • Posted by edwarda on Apr 25, 2017
  • Goal: to know the cards of your opponent. If you can obtain that information (through legal and accepted means!), you are on your way to making a lot of money. The study of reading your opponent is a never ending endeavor, because making your reads is going to be different…
  • Tilt and Why
  • Posted by Rondavu on Apr 24, 2017
  • Rondavu re-evaluates the psychology of tilt and why it occurs. Another Look at Tilt I’m going to explain tilt the way I understand it. I hope it rings true for a lot of you, as it does for me. We are flawed as humans. One of our major flaws is…
  • Bless the Beats
  • Posted by PokerJanitor on Apr 22, 2017
  • It's never easy to shrug off a losing session. We've all taken our share of beats, both good (if there is such a thing) and bad. Sometimes, they can effect us so deeply that they permanently alter the way we play. But, even in the midst of these trying ordeals, there are lessons to be learned. Each hand we lose becomes a teaching opportunity, and the careful student of the game will gather up these bits of knowledge like so many invisible chips. Here now are some of the best ways I've found to recover from a rough stretch at the tables.
  • Dumb People Believe in Downswings
  • Posted by givememyleg on Apr 19, 2017
  • A funny look at the mythic term, “downswings,” this article debunks the existence of players being on downswings or upswings. The logic? Since every hand dealt in poker is independent of all others, you cannot up-or-downswing; you can only have an historical period of increased losses or winnings.
  • The Newbie Circle of Death
  • Posted by Storm75m on Apr 19, 2017
  • I just went through a maddening circle that wasted 3 weeks of my hard work, and nearly washed my entire bankroll down the drain… Hopefully I can give a little insight to prevent someone from going through the same thing… Just a side note, I play the 6 max 25…
  • Poker Goals
  • Posted by givememyleg on Apr 19, 2017
  • There are several similarities that you can find between the game of Poker and Life in general. One of these would be to compare a poker player to a major league baseball pitcher. Every at bat is a world on itself, and you have to keep a cool head through…
  • ISF – General Hand Reading
  • Posted by IowaSkinsFan on Apr 16, 2017
  • When it comes to getting better in an early stage of your career, hand reading is a premium. You can understand poker as much as you’d like, but it’s not going to help if you can’t read hands well. It’s hard to know what to do when you have no…
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