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Parting Words from a California Cash Game Crusher

High-stakes pro and legendary Two Plus Two poster "DGAF" on the current state of the game.

Five Bankroll Depleting Thoughts That Sabotage Stacks

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

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.

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.

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.

Five Great Ways to Induce Action in Your Home Game

Sometimes home poker games become "rock fests" full of nitty players. Here are five ways to get action going and help make the game more fun and inviting.

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.

Two Things You Should Never Say at a Poker Table

Players often say things like "I had to call" or "I knew he had it" to explain away what are bad decisions. Resist the urge to make such justifications.

"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.

WSOP Tells: Analyzing Examples of William Kassouf's Table Talk (VIDEO)

In the second of a two-part article, Zachary Elwood analyzes in detail William Kassouf's "speech play" as shown in the WSOP Main Event coverage on ESPN.

WSOP Tells: Looking for Patterns in William Kassouf's "Speech Play"

Zachary Elwood (Reading Poker Tells, Verbal Poker Tells) discusses and analyzes some speech patterns exhibited by William Kassouf in the WSOP Main Event.

How to Do Poker Math with a Different Kind of Online Tool

Robert Woolley shows how to use a binomial calculator to answer all sorts of poker math questions regarding odds and probabilities.