Tag: turning pro

Brent Philbin

Resolutions for low-stakes poker pro

Yes, I realize it’s February, so it’s a little late to be talking about resolutions, but I thought it was a great way to remind low-stakes pros about some things we all too easily forget. Many of these are my resolutions, too. KEEP BANKROLL AND LIFE FUNDS SEPARATE: Every year I need a little reminder […]

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Brent Philbin

Keep your poker game loose, fun

Your name just got called for your $2-$5 no-limit hold’em seat. You arrive at the table and start stacking your chips. You look around and

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Brent Philbin

Faking positivity can work in poker

Even faking a smile can improve your mood. Seriously, Google it. When you’re playing a game that’s constantly adversarial, sometimes it’s hard to stay positive even when you’re winning or doing well in a tournament. During the World Series of Poker Main Event this summer, we were on the second break of Day 2. I’d […]

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Brent Philbin

Stop berating inferior players at the poker table

People do stupid things all of the time. When you’re working at a sushi restaurant and someone asks if you have pizza, you’d like to tell them how stupid they are for coming to a sushi restaurant and asking for pizza. What an idiot, right? But you don’t tell them that. You bite your tongue, […]

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Brent Philbin

Treat your poker career like a business

Last issue, we talked about figuring out if we’re winning players or if we might need some more time at our 9-5 job. So how do we treat poker play like a business? We need a plan. Here’s a quick list of things we’ll need to address. PAY YOURSELF AN HOURLY RATE: This is one […]

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