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Poker clichés will always endure

By Kenny Smith Say what you want to, but some of y’all who read this know that you have either said or heard this stuff at a poker table at one time or another,...

Entertainment clutter

By Kenny Smith I was thumbing through a multitude of posts within the poker groups I associate with on social media and I came across a question asking poker players...

It ain’t a friendly game — it’s war!

By Kenny Smith I saw my friend Joe get highly steamed after he folded what would have been the winning hand while playing $4/8 Omaha. The pot had over 11 big bets in it...

Some basics of bankroll management

By Kenny Smith This is a topic that just about every poker player has heard of, and a majority know what it is. They also know it’s something that they should be...

My poker journey

By Kenny Smith A couple of weeks ago while playing $4/8 Omaha Hi-Lo I showed down Ah-2c-3h-Kd, making a nut flush and a nut low while scooping a pot for 33 big bets. The...

Game selection is important

By Kenny Smith I’ve written on the topic of how loose games can be some of the most profitable to play in. Games that have a lot of action with players who misplay...

Good sports make more likely winners

By Kenny Smith Vincent is a gentleman that I would call an intermediate recreational player. When he sits down at the table, he plays to win. He plays the appropriate...

Don’t quit just because you’re ahead

By Kenny Smith Have you ever had a huge winning session only to lose it all later that day in the same game? Maybe you bought in for $500 in a $2/5 no-limit game, you...

Running bad or just playing bad?

By Kenny Smith Losing streaks can be difficult to cope with in poker. Many people say that they play the game to have fun and it can be a fun game to play. The...

Muzzle the inappropriate comments

By Kenny Smith Gender and race are topics that I never imagined I would write about. I’ve never even remotely tossed it around. As a “person of color” I’m...

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