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Robert Woolley

Robert Woolley

Robert Woolley Articles

2017 November
Casino Poker for Beginners: Kill & Half-Kill Buttons, Overs and More
Casino Poker for Beginners: Missed Blinds, Seat Change & Other Buttons
Casino Poker for Beginners: The Deal With the Dealer Button
Casino Poker for Beginners: Chip Rules, Chip Tricks, Collecting & More
Casino Poker for Beginners: How to Handle Chips When Betting & Raising
Casino Poker for Beginners: Rules and Etiquette Regarding Poker Chips
Casino Poker for Beginners: Playing Your First Round
Casino Poker for Beginners: How to Keep or Change Seats in a Cash Game
Casino Poker for Beginners: Taking a Seat in Your First Game
Sleep Better, Play Better: How Sleep Affects Your Poker
Six Ways in Which Cooperation is a Virtue in Poker
Do You Change Your Strategy After a Big Win or Loss? Should You?
What to Do -- and Not to Do -- About Unusually Good or Bad Poker Results
Randomness in Your Poker Results? Don't Forget "Regression to the Mean"
2016 December
Can You Spot the Ways the Game Has Changed?
Seven Deadly Sins of Poker -- How Many Are You Guilty Of?
Suspect Cheating in a Poker Game? Here's What to Do About It
Two Things You Should Never Say at a Poker Table
"No Cigar," or How to Exploit the Psychology of the Near-Miss
'There is a Figure, an Exact Figure': The Problem of Value Bet Sizing
Fooling Yourself: Doyle Brunson on How Some Mind Games Can Wreck You
Poker Strategy, As Taught by the Presidential Campaign
"Focus Creates Blindness": The Importance of the Things You Don't See in Poker
How to Do Poker Math with a Different Kind of Online Tool
An Introduction to the Idea of Elasticity in Poker
Mountains, Swinging Bridges, and Fear of Loss in Poker
Five Lessons from William Shakespeare, the Unexpected Poker Coach
The Dangers of Selective Attention, Why We Repeat Our Poker Mistakes & More
Why Bluffing is Hard and Other Poker Insights from Biology
Seven Ways to Keep the Game Moving and Increase Your Hourly Profit
Six Ways of Correcting a Common Poker Probability Error
Three Lesser-Known Poker Rules You Can Use to Your Advantage
Play Poker Like an Octopus, Not Like a Mantis Shrimp
Three Ways Missing Data Can Mislead You in Poker
Of John F. Kennedy, the Butterfly Effect, and Poker Hands
Strategy for Home Poker Games -- It’s Not What You Think
What You Can and Can't Control in Poker, and Why It Matters
Five Poker Room Promotions, and How to Exploit Them
Important Hold'em Lessons from a Seemingly Ordinary Hand
"It’s Not a Lie If You Believe It": Learn How to Become a Better Bluffer
Muhammad Ali on How to Be "The Greatest" Poker Player
Seven Reasons Not to Be the Table's Poker Know-It-All
Is Mind Control in Poker Possible? Yes, It Is
Thinking of a Seniors Event? Tips to Make it Fun and Profitable
How to Take Your Poker Math Beyond Counting Outs, Part 2
How to Take Your Poker Math Beyond Counting Outs, Part 1
Everybody Folds When You Finally Have a Big Hand? Here’s How to Fix It
Can You Know What Their Cards Are By the Way They Hold Their Eyes?
Three Ways Anger Costs You Money, and Three Ways to Profit from Others’ Anger
Lyin’ and Truthin’: The Nancy Sinatra Rule of Poker
Three Strategies for Approaching Freeroll Tournaments
Make Your Poker Game Less Exploitable with a Tip from Rock-Paper-Scissors
Six Kinds of Players Are Taking in the Flop: Which Are You?
Four Reasons Why You Should Have a Lucky Poker Hand (and Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t)
Three Ways to Avoid Repeating Your Poker Mistakes
Book the Win: Advice on Breaking a Losing Streak
Do I Call or Fold? How Bayes’ Theorem Can Help Navigate Poker’s Uncertainty, Part 2
Do I Call or Fold? How Bayes’ Theorem Can Help Navigate Poker’s Uncertainty, Part 1
Four Steps to Success in Unfamiliar Poker Variants
You Might Play Poker as Badly As You Drive -- But How Can You Know?
Rebel Without a Hand: Playing “Chicken” With the All-In Bluff
Five Poker Lessons from the Powerball Drawing
Resolutions Aren’t Enough: Actively Work to Change Your Bad Poker Habits
2015 December
Call or Fold? A Dilemma Caused by Small Sample Size
You Can’t “Win Back” What You Lost in a Previous Session -- Here’s Why
Three Ways Poker Can Help You With Life Decisions
Training Your Brain: Could Your Poker Game Use a Little CBT?
Casino Poker for Beginners: The “Let’s Check It Down” Problem
Thinking Ahead: A One-Sentence Poker Lesson from Daniel Negreanu
Think You’re “Due” to Flop a Set This Time? Think Again
On Improbable Events in Poker: Learn How to Take Your Lumps
Self-Control: Your Most Important Poker Resource, and How to Get More of It
“Gut Feelings” in Poker -- What Do They Mean?
What Does it Mean When a Player Voluntarily Shows a Hand?
Casino Poker for Beginners: Playing With a Friend? There’s One Rule You Must Know
In Poker, Being Stubborn as a Mule Can Make You a Donkey
Seven Tips for Success at Tavern Poker
Three Sure-Fire Steps to Improving Your Poker Skills
Casino Poker for Beginners: Chopping Blinds - Expectations, Etiquette, and EV
Four Things Not to Get Upset About at the Poker Table
New Poker Tournament Rules You Need to Know
The Right and Wrong Ways to Play a “Splash Pot” Promotion
Casino Poker for Beginners: Quirky House Rules
What Is Your “Very Particular Set of Skills” When it Comes to Poker?
Casino Poker for Beginners: A Few Tipping Tips
Are You Winning or Losing? It Doesn’t Matter!
Casino Poker for Beginners: Introducing Poker Room Personnel, Part 2
What Can You Learn from an Old-School Poker Player? Plenty
Casino Poker for Beginners: Introducing Poker Room Personnel, Part 1
One Weird Trick For Instantly Recovering From a Bad Beat
Casino Poker for Beginners: Three Ways to Respond When Making Mistakes
Should You Play Poker with Maniacs or Find Another Game?
Casino Poker for Beginners: You Can Say These Words at the Table, But Be Careful When You Do
How Your Superstitious Beliefs Are Costing You Money
Casino Poker for Beginners: The One Thing You Can’t Talk About at the Poker Table
“Aces Cracked” Promotions: Do You Go for the Pot or the Bonus?
Three Common Poker Ideas to Banish From Your Mind
Casino Poker for Beginners: "Table Stakes"; or, No, You Can't Bet Your Covered Wagon
Chasing Poker Room “High Hand Bonuses” -- Is It Worth It?
Casino Poker for Beginners: High-Hand Bonuses, Bad-Beat Jackpots, and More
Got GTO? The Connection Between “A Beautiful Mind” and Perfect Poker
Casino Poker for Beginners: Sharing Space, or How to Sit at a Poker Table
When the Minimum Raise is Maximally Wrong
It Gets Better: The Story of a Not-So-Succesful WSOP Debut
Being Deceptive by Not Being Deceptive -- A Poker Paradox Explained
Casino Poker for Beginners: Covering When to Keep Your Cards Covered
What Is the “Gambler’s Fallacy” and How Does It Apply to Poker?
Casino Poker for Beginners: The Many Meanings of “Protect Your Hand”
Why a Cheap Flop Is So Tempting -- and Why You Should Resist
Casino Poker for Beginners: Exposed or Boxed Cards, Fouled Decks & More
Still More Angle Shooters, and How to Defeat Them
Casino Poker for Beginners: New Setups, Marked Cards & Shufflers
Seven Dirty Poker Tricks (and How to Fight Back)
Casino Poker for Beginners: Protecting Your Hand from Prying Eyes
A “Preflight Checklist”: Six Things to Think About Before the Flop
Casino Poker for Beginners: Lammers and a Few More Buttons
To Bet or Not to Bet: That Is the Question
Casino Poker for Beginners: All In, Call, and Kill Buttons (& More)
Five Tips to Make Your Poker Game Happier and More Profitable
Casino Poker for Beginners: Missed Blinds and Other Buttons
Casino Poker for Beginners: Buttons, Buttons, and More Buttons
“Never Complain, Never Explain” and Other Unwritten Rules of Poker
Casino Poker for Beginners: All About Chips, Part 3 -- Rules, Tricks, Making Change & Collecting
For Poker Success, You Have to Be Able to Believe Impossible Things
Casino Poker for Beginners: All About Chips, Part 2 -- Betting and Raising
7 Things You Need to Know About Playing with Cash on the Table
Casino Poker for Beginners: All About Chips, Part 1
When Betting Less Can Benefit More: The Blocking Bet
Casino Poker for Beginners: Your First Round of Play
Are Your Fancy Poker Moves Costing You Money?
Casino Poker for Beginners: Keeping and Changing Seats
“Worst-First” Thinking in Poker: How Much Is It Costing You?
Casino Poker for Beginners: Getting Into the Game
Why the Words We Use Matter in Poker
Picking Profitable Spots: Learn How to Set Up Your Aggressive Moves
Reciprocality in Poker: The One Way to Make More Money Than You Do Now
How to Handle Disputes When Playing Poker in a Casino
The Winning Secret to Seat Selection
Kick It Up a Notch; Add a Bit of Aggression to Your Game
Responding to Results; or, The Jack-Four Effect
2014 December
Want to Get to Poker’s No Man’s Land? Here’s a Map
How To Recognize (and Beat) the Unbluffable Player
Which is Correct? Look at Your Cards Right Away or Wait Until Action Is On You?
Revealed: The Single Best Way to Recover from a Bad Beat
The 2 Things You Need To Do To Cut Your Poker Losses
When Strong Means Weak: The Chip-Grabbing Tell
One Good Reason to Show a Losing Hand, and One Bad One
Three Ways To Decide Whether or Not to Show Your Winning Hand
The 3 Factors That Should Determine Your Cash Game Buy-In
Does Your Opponent Have a Flush? Here’s How to Tell
To Defeat a Poker Bully, You Only Need to Know This One Secret
It’s Okay to Be a Quitter In Poker -- In Fact, It’s Essential
Casino Poker for Beginners: This Time the Dealers Have Tips For You
Making the Transition from Cash Games to Tournaments
Explaining the “Straddle” (It’s Not As Obscene As It Sounds)
The Showdown: Rules, Procedures, and Etiquette
2009 July
2009 WSOP: Veckey Triumphs in $1,500 NLHE Event #54
2009 WSOP: #55, Mosseri Leads Last Nine Lowballers; Konkin Tops NLHE #54
2009 WSOP: Carsten Joh Wins First Bracelet in NLHE #51
2009 WSOP: Greg Mueller Takes Second Bracelet in Shootout #50
2009 WSOP: Williams, Mueller Advance to Final Shootout #50; Bonita Tops #51 NLHE
2009 WSOP: Ahmadi Scores First Bracelet in Mixed #47
2009 WSOP: Lopez Leads Mixed #47 Final, Friedman Fronts #48 Omaha/8
2009 WSOP: Michael Davis Prevails in Seniors #43
2009 WSOP: Thomas Tops Seniors #43, Lisandro Leads Razz #44, Schlein Caps #46 Omaha/8
2009 WSOP: Turner Tops #42 Mixed, Shinn Leads Seniors #43, Mirzikinian Rules Razz #44
2009 WSOP: Ivey, Harman Among Shootout #41 Survivors
2009 WSOP: Jeff Lisandro Scores Bracelet #3 in Stud Hi/Lo #37
2009 WSOP: #37 Stud/8, Mosseri Leads as Brunson Aims for #11
2009 WSOP: Angel Guillen Soars to Victory in NLHE #32
2009 WSOP: Tran Takes Second Bracelet in #30 PLO
2009 WSOP: Boatman Heads #30 PLO Final, Soulier Leads HORSE #31, Jing Tops NLHE #32
2009 WSOP: Simmons Caps Final 27 in NLHE #28, Tran, Kurtzman Lead in PLO #30 and HORSE #31
2009 WSOP: Clements Heads #27 PLO/8 Final, Barbieri Leads LHE #26, Nguyen Tops NLHE #28
2009 WSOP: Von Halle Tops #26 LHE, Newitt Nabs Lead in PLO/8 #27
2009 WSOP: Event #16, Lisandro Victorious in Swift Stud Final
2009 WSOP: NLHE #19, Switzer Snatches Early Lead
2009 WSOP: Lisandro Heads #16 Stud Final, Baron Rules NLHE #15
2009 WSOP: Calixto Leads #15 NLHE, Levi Tops #16 Stud Survivors
2009 WSOP, $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha: Rami Boukai Mines Gold
2009 WSOP Event #7: Johnson Seizes Victory in $1,500 NLHE
2009 WSOP, Events 8, 9: Monnette Leads Ivey in Lowball Final, McConville Leads $1,500
2009 WSOP, Event 7: Greeley Grabs Lead in $1,500 NLHE
2009 WSOP: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo Event #3, Day 3 – Thang Luu Successfully Defends Title
2009 WSOP: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo Event #3, Day 2 – Smith Overtakes Luu for Lead
2009 WSOP: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo Event #3, Day 1 – Luu Tops Record Field