Tournament Poker Edge seems like a place where the player comes first. Now, we don’t have a subscription or anything (and this isn’t an endorsement) , but in general they produce interesting articles on a variety of poker related subjects and while, sure, they are trying to get people to sign up – they seem to have a real sense of love of both the game and getting better at it.
With that, we thought we’d share a few of their most recent articles came across our screens and they are good reads for poker players of just about every experience level. Rather than parse them out, we’ve compiled a few for those of you open to advice and looking to kill a few minutes. Check these out.
Read: Avoiding A Poker Blowup
Headed into a big series like the WSOP you’d better have your mind right. If you can’t handle it mentally you might lose your cool or even worse…you might blowup.
Unlike tilt or even a bad read, a blowup doesn’t have to be a bad play or occur after you’ve been emotionally battered down following a bad beat. A blowup is simply when you take a needless risk; when you let your ego and your perceived ability to outplay your opponents get the better of you.
Read: The Downsides of Positivity in Poker
For some people, everything is all good, all the time and according to this article – that may be hurting you. For something like poker, being overly optimistic may be a detriment to your game.
I realize it seems like an odd question, but I think it’s an important one. What I’ll be doing in this article is laying down the arguments against being positive, posing an alternative and asking important questions. The arguments are:
1) High expectations lead to big let downs when things inevitably don’t go your way.
2) Your thoughts should be on the hand(s) in question only.
3) Positivity can lead to complacency. For example a player who’s so sure he’s the best that he thinks he doesn’t need work/help with his game.
Read: Why ‘No Man is an Island’ in Poker
Poker is an individual game/sport. There’s only one winner but in order to be the best, you can’t do it alone.
Many people are attracted to poker because of the freedom and independence of the poker lifestyle. It’s true, most poker players live a life free of alarm clocks and commuter travel, so there’s definitely an appeal to that. But what few realize before getting into the game seriously – perhaps because so many of today’s poker players get into the game at the age of 18 or 19, before they have any real life experience to speak of – is that doing things on your own is only possible up to a point, no matter what field you’re in. There’s no such thing as true independence from the system, and embracing this will only help improve your poker game and make you more profitable over time.
WATCH: Phil Galfond Hunts for WSOP Online Bracelet
Galfond live streamed the action as he entered the world of WSOP No-Limit Hold’em tournaments.
PokerStars BSOP in Full Swing: Day 3 Is in the Books
The Main Event of the 2023 BSOP by PokerStars attracted 685 entries, comfortably breaking the R$1.5 million guarantee set by the organizer.
Finally! The Return of Daniel Negreanu’s Daily WSOP Vlog
As the WSOP gets underway so does the daily dose of DNegs.
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The Wait Is Over! The WSOP 2023 Starts Today!
The poker world’s most anticipated event begins: The World Series of Poker 2023 kicks off in Las Vegas.
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Follow the 2023 WSOP Action With Daniel ‘KidPoker’ Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu’s legendary vlog is back for the 2023 WSOP so make sure to subscribe for daily updates from one of the world’s best players!
PokerStars Explores Parallels Between Poker & F1 in a New YouTube Series
The four-part series is a product of cooperation between PokerStars and the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.
Less Than A Week Until The WSOP 2023 Action Begins
Preparations are well underway to welcome poker players to the ultimate poker showdown, the 2023 WSOP.
Lex Veldhuis Going Once Again for a SCOOP Title at PokerStars
Lex Veldhuis has had an amazing SCOOP so far, but the PokerStars ambassador is still looking to close the deal.
PokerStars Unveils the Full 2023 UKIPT Schedule
The 2023 UKIPT by PokerStars will feature seven stops and will culminate with a £1,000,000 GTD event at Dusk Till Dawn
Meet The WSOP 2023 Thrill Team!
WSOP’s free-to-play social poker app celebrates its 10th anniversary with a star-studded Thrill Team
Who to Follow on Social Media During WSOP 2023?
Discover the best Twitter accounts to follow during the 2023 WSOP for your daily source of news, views, and, of course, gossip!
Team PokerStars Share Their Thoughts on the 2023 SCOOP
Find out what plans PokerStars Team Pro members have for the SCOOP, what tournaments they’re hoping to win, and much more.
Win WSOP 2023 Main Event Packages Online at WSOP.com
WSOP is running several promotions across its US sites, giving players a chance to win a WSOP 2023 Main Even seat and travel to Vegas this summer.
Ready, Set, Go: PokerStars SCOOP Kicks Off This Sunday
The 2023 SCOOP kicks off this Sunday on PokerStars, with seven events featuring three orbits each to get the ball rolling.
Join PokerStars Ontario MTT Action This Weekend: $200k+ up for Grabs
The weekend action at PokerStars Ontario is open to all, with buy-ins starting as low as $10 and going all the way up to $500.
2023 WSOP to Feature a Variety of Live Mega Satellites
Live satellites will be available for the entire duration of the WSOP 2023, offering entries to different bracelet events.
Budget Your Way to PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo Event
Learn how you can travel to PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo on a budget and enjoy the luxury experience without breaking the bank.
Get Involved With Free Maple Leafs All-In Shootouts at PokerStars Ontario
Tournaments take place at PokerStars Ontario after the playoff games, featuring a prize pool of $1000 or $2500, depending on the match result.