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  • How much to to… It's very important to keep track of how much you tip. Depending how big of a winner you are in the game your tokes will…
  • 10 Good Times to… What does it means to float? The term floating in poker refers to calling a bet on the flop or turn with plans to take…
  • Poker Stereotypes Stereotypes often times hold some truth. The same is true in poker. Poker is a game of imperfect information. I try to use these stereotypes…
  • Some Basic Poker Math I do not claim to be an expert at poker math. The math aspect of my game is the absolutely worst part of my game.…
  • Mental game. What is the mental game?The mental game is many things. To sum it up it's how you handle all the non technical aspects of poker,…
  • Poker and Taxes Disclaimer: I am not an accountant or tax professional. All information I provide is my opinion based on my own research and experience. For the…
  • What To Do With… Managing your money and investing away from the table is important. How you handle and invest your money away from the table can have a…
  • Negatives of Dating a… Last week we discussed the positives of dating a professional poker player. If you are a first time reader be sure to check it out.…
  • The Pros of Dating… The Pros of Dating a Poker Player. Like most things in life, there are both positives and negatives when it comes to dating a professional…
  • Goal Setting vs Themes Setting and updating personal goals has been a huge part of my success. I find it helpful to use white boards as well as apps on…
  • Life Balance and Poker The profitable player who’s a guppy at life! Burnt out, depressed, over eating and poor diet habits, relationship/marital problems, lack of exercise, no goals, poor…
  • Positive Variance Last week we discussed negative variance, this week we will discuss positive variance. There is no such thing as luck in poker, only positive or…
  • Negative Variance What is variance? Variance is the downswings and upswings involved with playing poker. Variance is the difference between how much money you expect to win on…
  • Bankroll Management $16.67 balloons… I am often asked, “How much money is needed to begin playing poker professionally?”, “What is an adequate bankroll?" Poor bankroll management is the number…
  • Life Before Poker For as long as I can remember, I have always been a very competitive person. Growing up I participated in many different sports: basketball, football,…
  • Warm up and Cool… I first stumbled across the concept of warming up and cooling down in the book The Mental Game of Poker by Jared Tendler. Having a…
  • Technical concepts. The most important technical concept I have learned and used to much success is bet fold and raise fold. This is a concept that is…
  • Physical tells & betting…  I recently played a hand at 2-5 NL where physical tells, betting patterns and meta game played a factor into my decision. This decision led to me…
  • Exercise and Nutrition Exercise and nutrition both play a key role in your short-term and long-term success in poker. At my heaviest I weighed about 194 pounds, now…
  •  Cash Versus Tournaments People always seem to assume I play tournaments for a living when I tell them I play poker professionally. "When will I see you on…
  • Moving Up Stakes   As a professional player the ability to play in bigger games with higher stakes while sustaining a high win rate is the equivalent to…
  • What it Means to… "I'm a poker player. You just play poker" To me, a professional poker player is someone who earns a living playing poker as his or…
  • ThePokerProneur To all those whom I have never met on the felt or through everyday life, my name is James Ross. This is the first entry in what…
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