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I feel so blessed and grateful to be doing this: playing poker professionally. It's been over 12 years now, and it seems to get better and more enjoyable with each passing month. It gets easier too, I gotta say. I see others around me get burned out or fade out or bust out, and I guess I've been lucky. Poker Pro Lifestyle Doors seem to be opening all the time now. The site is really taking off. The...

You know your poker strategy is getting sophisticated when you're starting to think in terms of hand ranges. At first, you're probably just trying to figure out if your hand is good or whether you should bluff. Then eventually you start to think about what hand your opponent has. And finally there's this moment where the clouds part and the light of the heavens shines down, and you say: HAND RANGES! That's it! Of course. It's...

On Tuesday, the 26th, at 4pm PT / 7pm ET / 11pm CET, I will host a contest on my twitch poker channel. The winner will receive 1 hour of free poker coaching. Also, I will record our poker lesson and feature it on twitch.TV! To enter the contest, simply visit my twitch channel on Tuesday and mention in the chat that you'd like to participate. I will draw randomly from everyone that enters to choose the...

SB Defence (against a steal) can be tricky since you are guaranteed to be out of position when you play. Luckily there is a new trend in advanced cash game strategy that can really help: 3-bet or fold! There are two really good reasons to play this way: SB Defence - Reasons for Not Calling It really sucks when you just call and get squeezed by the big blind. Your range is usually weaker when you call, so...

One specific technique has been helping me improve my poker skills for years. That is to set a daily objective to focus on while you play. For example, today I'm going to concentrate on making more 4-bet bluffs. This may sound simple, but the reasons that this can help so much to improve your poker skills are many. Avoid Auto-pilot If your game has stagnated or perhaps you often get bored, setting a daily focus can help you...