Michael Laake poker strategy

Starting your final table in a poker tournament

Over the previous months, I discussed a lot of the ways I approach tournaments and how to help get you to the final table....

Should you use smartphones at the table?

I’m a pro; I can use my cell phone at the table because I know what to do. Smartphones, love them or hate them,...

Winning poker players keep records of play

Are you up for a wager? I’ll bet you a green chip that out of 20 random players, I can tell you which ones...

Get the most out of poker’s hand discussion 

There’s a fine line between discussing hands and bad-beat stories. Too often you’ll have a friend ask you for some advice on a hand...
Michael Laake poker strategy

Making final-two-table adjustments

When entering a multitable tournament, the obvious objective is to win. Making sure you give yourself some opportunity to win the tournament is important. When...

Your poker bankroll needs a great plan

There are no magic bullets that will guarantee you a constant win-rate. With today’s competitive environment, owning a solid bankroll-management plan ensures a much...

It’s not always cut-and-dried with A-A

Is there more than one way to play pocket aces? The simple answer is yes. But I’m guessing your first thought might’ve been, “No,...

You need a plan for after poker

Now that you’ve become a poker pro, what are you going to do after that? This is an important question. The answer can’t be,...
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After World Series, Coach needs a coach

Having just finished a two-week stint at the Rio in Las Vegas, I hereby declare it to be a good trip. In poker terms,...

How much are you buying in for?

Buy-ins are an important part of anyone’s game. A player I’ve known for a while saw me sitting at a table, waiting for a...

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