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‘KingDan’ Smith offers 4 Keys to Poker Success

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The GPI’s #1 ranking, a WPT title, $8.86 million in tournament winnings…yeah, Dan ‘KingDan’ Smith can play poker. So it’s little surprise that Entrepreneur Magazine picked Smith’s brain when they were looking for a pro to dish some tips and compare poker to entrepreneurship. As KingDan contends, both poker and business require high-risk decisions that create a “special blend of excitement and anxiety.” So how does Smith go about overcoming the anxiety and making the best decisions possible? Let’s take a look at some tips from the world’s top-ranked poker player. 1. Manage your expectations Nobody enters poker tournaments expecting …

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5 Ways that Poker has changed since the Boom

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In some way or another, most of us can attribute our interest in poker to the boom period that lasted from 2003 to 2006, a time when live and online poker’s popularity skyrocketed. If not for the poker boom, 95% of us would still think of Omaha as a city in Nebraska and view ESPN’s WSOP coverage in the same obscure vein as televised arm wrestling or the women’s senior volleyball tour. Of course, the boom is now long gone and poker growth has become much more stabilized. What we’re left with today is a tougher and much different game. …

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Fast Poker Strategy

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Whether you’re playing PokerStars’ Zoom Poker or the MPN network’s Blaze Poker, fast-fold variations definitely add a new wrinkle to online poker. The games are quicker, players can get in more hands, and there’s virtually no downtime. Given that fast-fold variants speed up poker, they can be very exciting. However, a player can also lose lots of money if they’re not careful with these games. This being said, let’s take a look at some good basic tips for playing speed poker variants. Tip #1 – Every Opponent is the Same In regular online poker games, you’ll normally have a lot …

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WSOP Winner Oleksii Kovalchuk Proves Anybody Can Make It In Poker

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The pervading thought in poker is that only skilled players win profits with the game. And while this may be true to a degree, there are plenty of examples of players winning a major poker tournament despite their lack of experience. The Ukraine’s Oleksii Kovalchuk is definitely a good example of this since he won a big tournament in a game he’d never played before. From Novice to Champion To be perfectly clear, Oleksii Kovalchuk is not a beginning poker player since he’s been grinding in live events since 2011. However, when it comes to Mixed-Split 7 Card Stud/Omaha, the …

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Bet Sizing from RakeTheRake Poker Strategy

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Once you get past the poker strategy basics like starting hand selection and table position, a whole new assortment of intermediate strategy comes to surface. And one of the most crucial intermediate concepts that’s worth discussing in no-limit poker is bet sizing. What’s interesting about bet sizing is that every player does this in some capacity because the idea merely refers to how large you make any given bet. However, the key is to correctly size your bets to accomplish the desired goal, which we’ll discuss in-depth below. Bet Sizing Goals The best place to begin this discussion is with …

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Learn Poker: Online Poker Training Guide

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When it comes to improving as a poker player, the general consensus is that poker strategy articles will only get you so far, so if you want to take the next step towards becoming a profitable player, it’s important to look into online poker training. With poker training, you get an opportunity to watch videos of skilled players grinding and giving tips on their play. So if you want to learn poker and improve your game using poker training,  you might find this concise guide helpful. Cost of Poker Training Most people think that online poker training is extremely expensive …

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Free Poker Training can build your Bankroll

When it comes to investing in poker training, some players are wary of doing so because it costs money. After all, you don’t get the top online poker players to release videos of their strategy for free! But there are ways for players to take advantage of free poker training, which can go a long way towards building your bankroll. For instance, RakeTheRake is currently giving players the chance to get free poker training at DragTheBar, which is one of the top training sites in the game. DTB features 30 professional coaches, and their video library has well over 1,000 …

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Beginners Poker Strategy

Whether you’re new to online poker or not, chances are that you know the game involves plenty of skill. And the more measures you take to learn poker strategy before visiting the cyber felt, the better the chances that you’ll be successful in online poker from the start. Keeping this in mind, here are some things you should do in terms of beginners poker strategy to make sure your early poker days go smoothly. 1) Be Selective in the Hands you play – The most important beginners poker tip is to be selective in the hands you play preflop. Sure …

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DragTheBar Coach reveals Micro Stakes Secrets

Canadian poker pro Nathan “Blackrain79” Williams is the biggest micro stakes winner in PokerStars history. In fact, he has pulled in $30,000 in profits while playing the $0.01/$0.02 and $0.02/$0.05 stakes alone. This being said, it’s no wonder why Williams is one of the most popular coaches at DragTheBar, where players can get free poker training through RakeTheRake. In regards to Williams’ record micro stakes profits, he was quoted as saying, “I guess (people were impressed) because no one was playing as many hands as I was and getting such high win rates. And people just thought it was crazy.” …

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Sky Poker signs Stuart Rutter

Birmingham, England native and poker pro Stuart Rutter will be joining Team Sky Poker after recently signing a deal with the company. As part of the deal, Rutter will join Julian Thew and Ryan “Scotty” Spittles in the announcer’s booth on Sky Poker TV, which can be viewed on the UK’s Sky channel 865. The company is certainly getting a quality pro in Rutter because the Cambridge mathematics graduate is one of the best cash game players in England, and his $770,379 in live poker tournament winnings are an added bonus. Rutter’s biggest tourney cash came in a 2010 WSOP …

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