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Five Bankroll Depleting Thoughts That Sabotage Stacks

Sometimes our own ill-advised thinking can be the most challenging opponent at the table.

888poker's Sofia Lövgren on the Importance of Goal Setting

Finding a healthy balance with poker is a challenge faced by both pros and part-timers.

7 Tips to Take Your Poker Game From "Meh" to Amazing

The author of "Modern Small Stakes" with advice to help break-even players start winning.

Playing Bigger? Some Guidelines When Moving Up in Limits

Some advice for poker players taking shots or looking to move up in stakes permanently.

Sleep Better, Play Better: How Sleep Affects Your Poker

Getting a good night's rest affects memory and mood -- and your performance at the tables.

Exploring the Uncapped Buy-in Structure at the Beau Rivage

The Beau Rivage in Biloxi is one of the only poker rooms in the country with an uncapped buy-in in its cash games. Ben Saxton considers strategy and more.

Aggressive Shot Taking and Climbing up the Small Stakes Ladder

Nathan Williams ("Crushing Microstakes," "Modern Small Stakes") shares advice to lower-stakes players about how to go about taking shots at higher limits.

Do You Change Your Strategy After a Big Win or Loss? Should You?

A big win or loss in poker might encourage you to change strategy -- to repeat the win or to avoid the loss next time. But changing might be a mistake.

5 Step Poker Tournament Strategy & Preparation - Basic Tips

When readying to play a live poker tournament, work on your game, but also get rest, bring food, and think about what you're going to wear.

Poker and Comedy: Kevin Hart Among the Super High Rollers

Parallels between comedy and poker.

Breaking Down Momentum in Poker with David Peters

Amid a deep EPT Prague Main Event run, David Peters discusses the role momentum can play in poker and how it affects decision-making at the tables.

Tommy Angelo Presents: Tells from the Beyond

If you're wondering how to play against someone who eats prime rib with ketchup, @TheTommyAngelo can help.

Seven Deadly Sins of Poker -- How Many Are You Guilty Of?

Robert Woolley examines a list of "seven deadly sins of a poker player," finding some appropriate, though others may not be poker sins at all.

Tommy Angelo Presents: How to Tilt

Poker author Tommy Angelo has advice for players who feel like they just aren't tilting enough. You'd be surprised how easy it is to become a "Tiltmaster."

Avoiding Conflict: Weighing Monetary EV vs. Happiness EV

Carlos Welch describes an interesting spot in a single-table satellite where he made a choice based more on "happiness EV" than profit alone.

"No Cigar," or How to Exploit the Psychology of the Near-Miss

"Near-miss" hands happen a lot in poker. Some players can't help but be preoccupied by them, and if you pay attention, you can profit from their obsession.

Tommy Angelo Presents: A Rubber Band Story

Poker author and coach shares a favorite poker tale of his, "A Rubber Band Story," about two characters -- Finny (a winner) and Isaac (a whiner).

Fooling Yourself: Doyle Brunson on How Some Mind Games Can Wreck You

Back in 2005, Poker Hall of Famer Doyle Brunson published an article in which he discusses some "mind games" that work for him, and some that don't. Brunson tells the story of a man named Keith who seemed to achieve great poker results by...

Poker Strategy, As Taught by the Presidential Campaign

Robert Woolley looks at how strategies in the U.S. presidential campaign suggest the poker lesson not to get in the way of a self-destructing opponent.

"Focus Creates Blindness": The Importance of the Things You Don't See in Poker

We're often told to focus at the poker tables, but sometimes focusing on one thing makes you blind to something more important, as Robert Woolley explains.