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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...

When to Apply GTO versus Exploitative Let’s begin with a fitting metaphor from the book How to be a Poker Player by the nosebleed HU expert Haseeb Qureshi (aka InternetPokers aka dogishead): Keep your ship fortified where your attention cannot reach, and in the places that your attention is active and continual, that’s where you want to be playing exploitably and opening yourself up to attack. Because your own attention is limited, it is a valuable defensive strategy...

Do you dream to travel full time or perhaps settle indefinitely on some warm, beautiful beach? One of the greatest benefits of playing online poker for a living is that you can make it happen. Here’s a guide to the practical side. Or go here for a guide to the strategy side. Choosing a Destination “Let the island choose you.” That was the advice I read recently in a guide to living in the Caribbean. It’s true. You can...

Here are three of my best strategies to increase your red line at poker, or in other words improve your non-showdown winnings. But before we go there, let's step back. Why do you care? My guess is you've read about some mid-stakes crusher who has a red line shaped like a bike ramp, while yours drops off to oblivion. Obviously our goal is to maximize the green line (net won). If you currently have a nice steadily...

Try these five proven trick plays at the poker table to boost your win-rate. These plays can work at all levels against most opponents. I still use them all the time. While seemingly simple, getting good at these trick plays can lay the foundation for more advanced poker strategy. Raise/Jam your Small Pairs This is a good pre-flop move for when you're dealt pocket twos through pocket fives. It works best when you're in the SB so that...