Daily quick hit poker strategy and study talk

5 Minutes Will Lead To More
Oct 27, 2017 • 2 min
Studying everyday is tough, but I know you can commit to just 5 minutes each day
Don’t Sweat The Results
Oct 26, 2017 • 3 min
Don’t get angry when your plan works but your opponent sucks out.
Tourney Prize Pool Chopping
Oct 16, 2017 • 2 min
Don’t chop tourneys if you don’t want to
Speak Through Your Decisions
Oct 10, 2017 • 1 min
Pretend you’ve got an audience watching and listening to your thought process
My 7 Part Warm-ups
Oct 7, 2017 • 3 min
Warm-ups help you play better poker.
Nothing Beats Hand Reading
Oct 5, 2017 • 1 min
The best thing I’ve ever done to improve my game, daily hand reading practice
Oct 4, 2017 • 3 min
Meditate for a calmer mind
Value Betting The Fish
Oct 3, 2017 • 2 min
Passive play early, then bigger bets later can lead to max value from stations
Harmful Negative Self-talk
Oct 2, 2017 • 2 min
Negative self-talk only serves to hurt you and keep you down
Poker On The Mind Podcast
Sep 25, 2017 • 2 min
I highly recommend it
Not A Fan Of Staking Others
Sep 23, 2017 • 2 min
I don’t stake other players, too risky for this guy
Warm-ups Are Important
Sep 22, 2017 • 4 min
You gotta warm-up pre-session
Capped Ranges
Sep 21, 2017 • 3 min
Checking behind caps ranges, so nut hands are likely not in the range any more
Ditch The Distractions
Sep 20, 2017 • 1 min
Playing while distracted (email, music, Twitter, etc.) will only serve to hurt your decision making
Check Or Call For Deception
Sep 19, 2017 • 2 min
Checks and calls keep ranges wider
FOCUS Your Studies On 1 Topic
Sep 18, 2017 • 3 min
FOCUS - my favorite acronym
Webinars: Great For Learning
Sep 15, 2017 • 2 min
Ask questions, watch again, take notes and put things into action.
Beware Of Bet Sizing Tells
Sep 13, 2017 • 2 min
Go through your hands and see if you’re mistakenly telegraphing your hand strength with the sizings you choose.
Focus With 5 Minute Questions
Sep 11, 2017 • 1 min
Use a tabata timer and a specific strategy question to keep your focus on the tables
High Frequency = Study First
Sep 10, 2017 • 2 min
Study what happens most frequently, then move to topics that build upon the skills you just learned.
Short on Time? Stay Patient
Sep 9, 2017 • 3 min
Session length advice • Use that long session patience for your shorter sessions as well
The Power of the Smile
Sep 9, 2017 • 1 min
When you’re feeling down or even tilty, try a smile and see if it can’t pick up your spirits.
I Love Sticky Notes
Sep 7, 2017 • 2 min
Use sticky notes for putting into action new things you’re working on. Attach it to your monitor to help during a play session.
Range Visualizing w/ Flopzilla
Sep 6, 2017 • 1 min
When you enter in someone’s calling range, you see every range: calling, folding and 3betting
Hidden Hero Hole Cards
Sep 5, 2017 • 2 min
Hide your hole cards for Hero Hand Reading
Reasons For Bigger Open Raises
Sep 4, 2017 • 3 min
There are many reasons for making bigger open raises. Facing lots of 3bets, calls and…
Warm-ups are NOT Optional
Sep 3, 2017 • 3 min
They are so important for A-game mindset and good decision making.
Suited Hands Rock πŸ˜†πŸ€˜
Sep 1, 2017 • 1 min
T9s has 3.5% more equity pre-flop than T9o. And, when flopping TP+fd it has 73% equity vs only 56% that T9o has with TP.
More Bread & Butter Situations
Sep 1, 2017 • 2 min
Bread & Butter situations are the most profitable spots for you. It’s most likely when you’re HU and IP as the pre-flop raiser. Get in more of these spots.
Disincentives Work
Aug 31, 2017 • 1 min
Use disincentives to push yourself to get work done
9 Tactics For Strong Minds
Aug 29, 2017 • 1 min
9 tactics for a strong poker mind
The Check-raise
Aug 28, 2017 • 2 min
Gotta love the check raise for both bluffing and value gaining power. But, there are two additional benefits that make them worthwhile…
The 3 Advantages
Aug 26, 2017 • 5 min
The 3 Advantages: Position, Skill and Range • Range advantage can change on the flop
Blackrain79 New Book Release
Aug 24, 2017 • 6 min
Blackrain79 released his 3rd book and it’s called ‘The Micro Stakes Playbook’. And, Hellmuth is on The Tim Ferris show #260. Check ‘em out.
Suited Connectors
Aug 23, 2017 • 3 min
Suited connectors, when they hit the flop well, are extremely valuable. Even having them in your range is a good thing.
Pay Attention To Every Hand
Aug 22, 2017 • 2 min
The best way to learn about your opponent’s weaknesses is to watch every hand and learn how they play the game.
Stealing Blinds In Cash Games
Aug 21, 2017 • 2 min
Steal cash game blinds to 1) mitigate your losses in the blinds, 2) to make yourself less predictable and 3) have post-flop position.
Hard Work = Big Results
Aug 20, 2017 • 1 min
Hard work is a prerequisite for having big results
Flip The Limiting Beliefs
Aug 19, 2017 • 1 min
Flip those limiting beliefs to positive statements
Poker Keyword: Adapt
Aug 19, 2017 • 1 min
You can’t treat every session the same. You MUST adapt your play to the cards being dealt, your opponents, your position, the situation and any other factors present. Think situationally.
Teaching Simply = Knowing
Aug 17, 2017 • 2 min
The ability to explain or teach something in simple, easy to understand terms is a gauge on how well you understand it for yourself
You MUST Use Flopzilla
Aug 16, 2017 • 1 min
Flopzilla is da bestest for poker studies
Always Look Inwards
Aug 14, 2017 • 1 min
When bad things happen at the tables, first look inwards to see if there was anything you did wrong.
Don’t Tap the Tank
Aug 11, 2017 • 1 min
Keep the fish happy, don’t berate them LIVE or online.
The Poker Focussing Question
Aug 11, 2017 • 2 min
What’s the ONE thing I can study, such that be learning it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
Poker Combo Counting
Aug 9, 2017 • 2 min
Learn to count hand combinations to improve your poker math skills. Flopzilla can help with this.
Aug 8, 2017 • 2 min
Most of my 4bets are for value. But, when bluffing, I look for foldy players, position and hands that don’t block their 3bet bluffs.
More 3bets In LIVE MTT’s
Aug 6, 2017 • 4 min
Create a range, know why you’re 3betting, have a plan, focus on practicing your 3bet game. Play lower stakes if you have to.
Recognize 3bet Opportunities
Aug 6, 2017 • 2 min
The first step to improving your 3bet game is to recognize more opportunities to do so.
Less Tilt = More Play/Profits
Aug 4, 2017 • 1 min
Control tilt for longer sessions and more profits
Single Vs Multi-tabling?
Aug 3, 2017 • 2 min
There are pros and cons to each, but ultimately you should play what you’re happy playing. If you enjoy it, you’re more likely to play better, longer and make more money.
Poker Table Selection
Aug 2, 2017 • 2 min
I answer a listener question about table selecting for new players.
Have A Student’s Mindset
Aug 1, 2017 • 3 min
Keep that mind open, but still question what you’re learning.
Study Smarter
Jul 30, 2017 • 1 min
I love the podcast, The Model Health Show. Episode #232 had Jim Kwik as a guest, and he discussed great study strategies. Listen to it😁
My Big Leak: Fold To Turn Bet
Jul 29, 2017 • 4 min
I’m folding way too often to turn bets. Gotta plug this leak!
Great Habit: Tagging Hands
Jul 27, 2017 • 1 min
Make a habit of tagging hands for later review in every session you play. Don’t let an opportunity to learn pass you by.
Isolating Weak Players
Jul 26, 2017 • 2 min
Raise over liners or raise a weak BB to get HU on the flop and IP
Don’t Fight Fire With Fire
Jul 26, 2017 • 3 min
When you’re faced with lots of aggression, fighting back with more aggression may not be the answer.
Get Motivated With Eric Thomas
Jul 24, 2017 • 2 min
When I’m lacking motivation to study poker, play poker or anything else, Eric Thomas on YouTube is my go-to source for inspiration. His channel is etthehiphoppreacher.
Exercise With Fitness Blender
Jul 23, 2017 • 1 min
We should all strengthen our bodies b/c strong body = strong mind. I love Fitness Blender on YouTube for their killer high intensity interval training workouts. Start a 66 Day fitness challenge today.
Table Selection Is A Skill
Jul 22, 2017 • 2 min
My session last night reminded me of the importance of the skill of table selection
Poker Is Situational
Jul 21, 2017 • 1 min
Don’t try to follow hard and fast rules in poker. Ask yourself, “What’s the best way to make money with this hand, vs this opponent on this board.”
Play The Poker Format You Love
Jul 20, 2017 • 1 min
For happiness and longevity in the game, choose the poker format you love to play. Cash, MTT, SNG. Full ring, 6max, HU. Reg, turbo, zoom. The choice is yours.
Stack’em When They Be Tilting
Jul 20, 2017 • 1 min
Look for those tilting players and try to get into hands with them. Play sensibly and go for max value.
Make Every Decision A +EV One
Jul 19, 2017 • 0 min
Have a +EV mindset in every session you play.
Can Villain Have Monsters Pre?
Jul 17, 2017 • 2 min
Know if villain can call with monsters pre-flop. Take note if you ever see an opponent call your 2bet with monsters like KK+.
More Probes And Floats
Jul 16, 2017 • 4 min
I give additional information about Float and Probe bets that wasn’t discussed in episode 147 of the podcast.
Don’t be overly foldy
Jul 14, 2017 • 2 min
I fell into the trap of folding way too much post-flop. Get out of this by considering your opponent’s range and how it interacts with the flop.
66 Day Challenges
Jul 13, 2017 • 2 min
I use 66 Day Challenges to build healthy habits into my life. Currently running 3; Anchor, meditation and exercise
Understand These Poker Players
Jul 12, 2017 • 2 min
The 2 to your left and the 2 to your right are the most important ones to understand at any poker table.
Team Poker Skill Development
Jul 11, 2017 • 2 min
I tell you how to work together to build skills through weekly planned group studies.
Ditching 22-55 In The EP & MP
Jul 10, 2017 • 3 min
I’m cutting out 22-55 from my EP and MP ranges. They’re just too unprofitable. I’ll keep them in the other positions, but the goal is to get to the flop as cheap as possible with these.
Planning Your Poker Studies
Jul 9, 2017 • 7 min
You gotta plan your studies every week, and you also need to track the most important stats from last week’s play. You can’t improve what you don’t track.
Facing a Turn Donk Lead
Jul 7, 2017 • 2 min
What does a donk bet from your opponent on the turn mean?
Q:What Does My Opp NOT Want Me
Jul 6, 2017 • 1 min
What does my opponent NOT want me to do?