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“Out, damn’d spot! Out I say!”

Life in the Streets By Vincent Olmos “To thine own self be true.” Act 1, Scene 3 of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” contains solid advice for every poker player. In...

In Omaha, play with the nuts!

By Kenny Smith Omaha continues to be one of my favorite community-card poker games. It is a game that is flooded with action—pots average 12 to 20 big bets at...

Dealing with Disappointment

By Jonathan Little Quite often, when playing the major tournament circuit, you’ll find yourself with no chips at a final table despite recently having a decent shot...

Hope springs eternal at plate & felt

By Bill Patty He steps up to the window, reaches in his wallet and strides to the table. Players are everywhere and hope springs eternal. It is a beautiful day here at...

We need more (positive) poker players

By Bill Patty I am not preaching to the choir. I am preaching AT the choir. We need more poker players! Each year, for the last several years, the number of live poker...

Integrity in poker

Life in the Streets By Vincent Olmos Greetings, true poker degens! As you may have noticed, I like to relate poker to life as often as possible, and this issue is no...

Exploit your opponent’s tendencies

By Jonathan Little While a high amount of your profit, especially in soft or small buy-in tournaments, will come from getting maximum value from your strong hands,...

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,...

A poker player’s wish list

Life in the Streets By Vincent Olmos For this holiday season, I’ve compiled my poker wish list that fellow players should enjoy. I have listed a little need, a little...

Leading usually does not make sense

By Jonathan Little I recently witnessed a hand in a $1,000 buy-in poker tournament that illustrates a few mistakes that many amateurs make on a regular basis. With...

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