Bluffing is an art form in poker and even more so in No Limit Hold’em. It’s a skill that elevates the thrill of the game. Every poker player revels in the adrenaline rush of successfully deceiving their opponents to snatch a pot that rightfully belonged to someone else. But how can you hone this craft […]

Have you ever sat at a poker table or in front of your computer playing online poker and found yourself so absorbed that the world around you seems to disappear? That sensation is more than just good luck or a winning streak; it’s what psychologists refer to as being in the “flow.” In poker, entering […]

At the core of every reasoned decision and insightful analysis lies the art of critical thinking, a jewel in the crown of intellectual pursuits. It’s not merely a skill but a disciplined process of evaluating information and arguments, discerning between fact and opinion, and arriving at conclusions grounded in evidence and logic. Critical thinking is […]

In the high-stakes world of poker, understanding the subtle tells and patterns of your opponents is not just a skill—it’s an art form. Behavioral analytics, a field that might sound more at home in a tech company’s office than at a poker table, has taken this art form and turned it into a science. But […]

In the intricate game of poker, mastering the selection of starting hands is paramount to navigating the complex interplay of strategy, probability, and psychology that defines this venerable card game. The adept poker player understands that each hand holds potential, akin to a tool in a craftsman’s kit, carefully chosen for its suitability to the […]

You know, they say that poker is a game of chance, but ask any professional player, and they’ll tell you it’s a fine blend of skill, strategy, and having a really good hat or hoodie to wear at the table. And don’t get me started on the importance of wearing sunglasses indoors. Let’s dive into […]

The sound of shuffled cards, the thrill of the bluff, the anticipation as the river card is revealed. Poker, a complex and multifaceted game, is a dance of strategy, psychology, and patience. The journey of mastery is a continuous one. What differentiates an average player from a poker shark is their willingness to learn, adapt […]

The year is 1973 and the poker world is about to witness a revolution spearheaded by none other than the visionary Eric Drache. Born in 1943, this man is not just accomplished at the poker table but also a visionary who reshaped the very foundations of the poker industry. But let’s not get ahead of […]

Who would have thought that one of the most critical skills in the colorful, high-stakes world of poker is not merely bluffing or calculating odds, but something seemingly as placid as self-reflection about your poker mistakes? And why, you might ask, is the humble act of turning your gaze inwards as vital as proper bankroll […]

To dabble or to dominate? That’s the question, my friend. Whether you’re a seasoned shark in the poker ocean or a tadpole just starting to understand the ecosystem, your Poker Table Image or ‘Table Persona’ plays an incredible role in the game. Just like a jigsaw puzzle, the game of poker is all about piecing […]

Today, we find ourselves at the crossroads of two fascinating domains: the enticing world of poker and the insightful realm of science. Unraveling the essence of poker mastery is a journey more intricate than just comprehending the rules. Picture a cosmic onion: you peel back one layer to reveal the bedrock of psychology, then strip […]

Part 11 – June 16th, 2019 through June 30th, 2019 Originally posted: June 19th, 2019 A Brief History of Poker Unlike a history of poker in briefs, thoroughly covered in our strip poker dressdown, this will be a compendium as concise as the facts and tugged strands permit. Regular readers will have already noted my penchant […]