Michael Laake poker strategy

The ugly truth about poker tournaments

Chad Batista was a young Internet grinder and an up-and-coming star in the poker world. He was cocky, bold and fearless. I first met...

You’re going to see some weird stuff if you play poker a lot

I recently moved to Austin, Texas, and while I haven’t had a ton of time to play poker, what little time I’ve managed to...

Have a poker plan for 2020

As poker players, we are inclined to self-correct, to continually make adjustments to our game. With that said, I have some ideas on how...

Poker results need impartial analysis

How can we detach ourselves from the results, but still analyze them? As a professional player, you have a duty to yourself to be unemotional...
Michael Laake poker strategy

Is this a spot to slow-play your poker hand?

About once a decade, we’ll hit a flop so hard that our only objective the rest of the hand is to get as much...

Properly sizing up your poker game

I coach poker. Today’s typical student or poker player is vastly superior in general knowledge about poker than in years past. So finding leaks to...

The art of playing troublesome poker hands

What is a troublesome hand? It’s a hand that can get you into a lot of trouble. Here’s an example: K-4 suited. Let’s look at...

Learn to detach and analyze your play

How can we detach ourselves from the results, but still analyze them? As a professional player, you have a duty to yourself to be unemotional...

So, what exactly is a bad beat in poker?

Do you want to hear a bad-beat story? It’s not mine and I won’t bore you with the details, but he lost a huge...

Are you being cheated at the poker table?

All I’ve been consuming lately is information about an alleged cheating scandal in a California cardroom. Whether it happened or not, what can you...

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