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Announcing A New Book Edited By Ed Miller

Hi Folks, I’m happy to announce a brand new no-limit hold’em book today. It’s called Poker Plays You Can Use, and it’s written by my student, Doug Hull. He asked me to help him with it, and I ended up editing it. It’s a practical, example-driven book that picks up where my latest books How […]

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Poker In 2012 And Calling Preflop 3-Bets Out Of Position

The first month of 2012 is in the books, and I wanted to share a few of my poker-related thoughts for the upcoming year. The birth of online poker 2.0 I think 2012 is going to be an excellent year for poker. With the recent DOJ statement that online casinos aren’t prohibited by the 1961 […]

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How To Get Very Good At Poker

Think back to a time when you knew very little about how to play poker well. Some of you may not have to stretch the imagination very far. You went to the casino. You chased big hands, you checked back value hands, you had no idea what your opponents had. What have you learned since […]

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Mistakes Internet Players Make In Live Games – Part I

Just after Black Friday I had a chat with a friend of mine who plays live no-limit in Las Vegas casinos. “You know this is going to kill our games,” he said. “The internet kids are all going to be taking every other seat, and no one’s going to beat the rake.” It took half […]

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Four Ways Your Bad Luck Is Really Bad Play

Last issue I wrote about ways you can run bad at poker. Whether you lose to a one-outter on the river or you don’t hit a flop for five hours, running bad happens to the best of us. But most small stakes players do something terrible that makes their bad runs even worse. They play […]

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Six Ways You Run Bad

You just played four hours of $1-$2 no-limit hold’em, and you lost $300. Did you play badly? Or did you just run bad? As you might imagine, it was probably a bit of both. After a session, it can be difficult to tease out the play bad from the run bad. If you want to […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait For A Better Spot

Last issue my article, “Thinking Like A Loser,” was about how players undermine themselves with some of their attitudes about the game. I singled out the ever-popular rationale for folding, “I decided to wait for a better spot.” In the vast majority of situations, waiting for a better spot is a nonsense concept, and I […]

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Stages Of A TAG – Part 5

This series of articles describes a model for player development that I call Stages Of A TAG. I think most players go through a series of stages or realizations about no-limit hold’em as they improve their games from rank beginners to decent tight-aggressive (TAG) players and beyond. In total I have identified 25 stages that […]

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Stages Of A TAG – Part 4

This series of articles describes a model for player development that I call Stages Of A TAG. I think most players go through a series of stages or realizations about no-limit hold’em as they improve their games from rank beginners to decent tight-aggressive (TAG) players and beyond. In total I have identified 25 stages that […]

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Stages Of A TAG – Part 3

This series of articles describes a model for player development that I call Stages Of A TAG. I think most players go through a series of stages or realizations about no-limit hold’em as they improve their games from rank beginners to decent tight-aggressive (TAG) players and beyond. In total I have identified 25 stages that […]

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