Author Archives: Gordon

Training Site review: BLUEFIREPOKER

(Please keep in mind the date when this post was written.) In many forums, you can find countless threads with “which training site should I join?”. Forums have been a very helpful tool in the beginning, especially the 2+2 forums … Continue reading

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How to pick the right poker coaching and training site

There have been many threads and discussions on forums about which coaching site “is the best”. Due to the appearance of PTR (pokertableratings.com), the stats of well-known coaches became public – and not too rarely, their numbers were in the … Continue reading

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Why playing Tournies for a living SUCKS!

Why playing tournaments professionally is such a terrible choice: This article is especially about tournaments that take 4+ hours. I´m not talking about 3 table turbos. I´m also not talking about STTs (single table tournies) or smaller SNGs (sit and goes). … Continue reading

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5 People I have learnt the most from at Poker

Just a list of players/people that were the most important in regards to Poker, in no particular order. Taylor Caby: Well, joined Cardrunners, and he was a champ at that time. Now he´s basically out of the playing business and … Continue reading

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The hottest recipe to cook money at poker

Here is an excerpt from a question that I received: So game dynamics are pretty aggro and there’s a lot of 3-4-5 betting going on.. Stacksizes are around 200bb effective.. At a certain point Coach xy 4bets A6s and gets … Continue reading

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Game Theory – What it is and how to apply in Poker

The movie A Beautiful Mind (Full Screen Awards Edition) beautifully describes the life of John Nash, who is very famous for his works in the area of game theory. I suggest you read more about him (Biography of John Nash) … Continue reading

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Why do 99% radically overestimate their edge?

I vividly remember “back in the days”, when two friends and I went on a trip to Rome. First of all, after to Vienna, Rome is still the second most beautiful city I have ever been to. I´m talking from … Continue reading

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10 Tips before hiring a coach

1) Make a conscious decision to get coached (or not) – to Hire a coach or not Haha, that “conscious thinking” stuff again. I´ll be preaching it like a mantra. But your decision to get coached by somebody should be … Continue reading

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Quit this Bullshit: Whining, Bitching and Bad Beat Stories

Today I´d like to share some thoughts about Bad Beats / Whining / Bitching. We all know how frustrating it can be to run bad, get sucked out on, hitting nothing and basically everything seems to go wrong. Variance in … Continue reading

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3 Key Steps To Eliminate Bad Bankroll Management

Poker Bankroll Management (=BRM) I´m not going to provide you with another rule like “always keep 50 buy-ins”, or “never play underolled”. You know this, it’s like sending owls to Athens, carrying coals to Newcastle, baguettes to France or tacos … Continue reading

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