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My wife and I finished off our 9 months abroad with a stop in Las Vegas. We stayed at the Bellagio on the poker room rate. I played around 50-60 hours in 4 days at the $2/5 and $5/10 NLH tables. While my winnings certainly paid for the trip, I should've come out much more ahead. My live game was rusty. If anyone wants to hear about some interesting hands, just say so, and I'll write...

Planning a trip to Las Vegas or hoping to gain an edge in your home game? Here are some live poker strategy and tips written with the online player in mind. First are techniques for gaining and interpreting information from your opponents. Second are methods of controlling the information you give off. Live Poker Strategy - Reading Tells Watch and listen for as much information (i.e. pokertells) as you possibly can. If you’re used to playing tons of...

Be honest. Does the idea of appearing on television at the final table of a major tournament really excite you? Do you dream of someday winning a WSOP bracelet? Why not? That would be one hell of an accomplishment! There's no doubt about it: tournaments are sexier than cash games. In fact, most players these days probably come into poker from the tournament side: having first watched that format on television and played tournaments with their friends....

As I'm in transition right now and coming off of a good month, I figured I'd take a break from the strategy content and give a personal update. I'll admit that the headline is a bit of a joke, but I will still cite what I think are the main 3 reasons for doing so well. 1) Run Well Yeah - as good as it feels to achieve some great results, as always, we must keep reality in...

Update December 30, 2016 I'm currently using GTO solvers, Poker Ranger, and Flopzilla (mentioned below) as my poker software study tools. --- Making the jump from micro-stakes to pro poker level, requires a deep understanding of ranges. You expand your perception beyond who has the better hand to who has the better range. Fortunately there are plenty of poker software tools to aid in this progression. You can click on the headers below to access the various poker tools...