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,...

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...

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,...

Transitioning from day job to pro

Many of my columns are about specific considerations for low-limit live pros. All of the advice is specific to someone who’s quit their day...

Poker burnout is a real thing for pros

Burnout affects all pros at some point in their careers. It’s extremely difficult to identify because there comes a point when the game loses...

Your toughest opponent is yourself

Poker isn’t just psychological warfare against opponents. Sometimes that battle is with yourself. It’s extremely important you realize this battle exists and learn the...

Game selection means use caution

You need to be careful about which games you elect to sit in and which games you elect to stay in. Here are some...

Top seven phrases uttered by losing poker players

One of the strangest things I’ve come across in my travels of poker is the uniformity of phrases that losing players will say. It’s...

Always continue to learn the game

One thing I constantly see among some of the greatest players I’ve met is complacency. This is an extremely dangerous thing in a game...

Things not to do at the poker table

When you’re a recurring presence in your home poker room, people get to know you and some may look up to you. It’s extremely...

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