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Don’t Get Coolered, You C***

This blog was inspired by this video, Selbst v Baumann in the WSOP ME. It’s a good hand if you haven’t seen it already: https://youtu.be/Dd_VJ6l29-k   I advocate studying poker, if you want to make a profit, or even just... Continue Reading →

I Need Some Space, I Want To See Other Activities

I hate poker at the moment, she’s abusing me, crushing my self-esteem, breaking my heart and then laughing at me. I’m on a painfully sick downswing and I’m playing like a wanker. These two states of being have become so... Continue Reading →

Bots: Skynet Becoming Self-Aware?

I stumbled across this link this week on 2+2 about a “poker-bot ring”. I’ve heard of poker bots before, but I don’t really know what they are. I was once told by an experienced online player that as I almost... Continue Reading →

Don’t Hate The Game: Hate The Player

I did a brief interview with The Welsh Paxman of Poker, Lee Davy, this week and he asked me if I thought that Poker Dealers got treated well at the table. (Read that interview on CalvinAyre.com here.) The short answer... Continue Reading →

4bet Shoving for Value? That Is My Jam

I was asked an interesting question by one of my Twitter buddies this week, it was: “Is getting big chunks of your stack in pre-flop really giving you a good ROI?” He asked me that after I went on Twitter... Continue Reading →

The Cash-Out Curse: I’m Telling You, It’s Real

If you’ve been playing online poker for a while, or reading the various poker forums, you will be familiar with the concept of the “Cash-Out Curse”. If you aren’t, it’s fairly self-explanatory, but I’ll explain it anyway to pad out... Continue Reading →

Poker Self-Deception: A Costly Myth

In general, I prefer online poker to live. It’s faster, it’s cheaper, it’s easier to manage tournament variance when you can play 100 tournaments a week, and, above all else, I can play in my underpants. In addition, I do... Continue Reading →

Defy The Enemy Within: I Am Tilticus

This week I had cause to re-examine the nature of “tilt”. I’ve had a cold week, nothing mathematically impossible, it’s a likely situation for any regular MTT poker player, and nothing my bankroll can’t sustain, although with 40 average buyins... Continue Reading →

Going Poker Postal: How To Shoot Your Profit

"I'm financially bankrolled for the stakes and formats I'm playing, I'm just not sure I'm properly emotionally bankrolled."

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