Introduction to GTO+

You – future winning player – will need or want a solver at some point. If you already know why, I don’t have to tell you what an amazing a tool it is. A palantir, one noted poker coach calls it: that should tell you something. Even if you are the most exploitative-minded player there…

The Poker Zoo, Ep. 41: Scientific Strategy with Porter

Special edition today, focused on OOP’s partner coach, Greg Porter. Greg will present a webinar titled Scientific Poker Strategy: Using GTO+ to Explore and Design Robust Strategies on Saturday, March 21st. Having established himself as a successful professional player, this last year Greg has been quietly expanding his poker coaching practice: this seminar is one…

Current and Future Ops

Greetings. Making a direct communication post on the content plans here. What is the structure of the Out of Position learning model? The heart of my teaching is 1) privates and 2) group courses, which ideally lead into each other. Both private students and group study participants join The Back Room, a private, participant-driven forum.…

Construction and its Discontents, Part II

In our last episode we focused on flop construction, but if you were reading closely you came away with, or had reinforced, one of the most profound aspects of no-limit strategy, one which can buoy your play across any street of action: Wagering and sizing choice have a direct correspondence to range versus range versus…

Construction and its Discontents, Part I

In one sense, the day someone becomes my student is the day they should fire me. Why? Because I supply them with the question that ultimately answers all poker questions: What is a bet? Not just any bet, mind you – although we start with that – but a bet in poker. From the general…

Ten Nine, Off and On

I’ve found an unusual game at a small cardroom previously unknown to me. Worn out by emotional fatigue and the stress, frustration, and guilt of spending down my bankroll on various relaxations, I’ve wanted to warm up to the bigger games – 5/10 with our old friends such as the Sommelier, the Banker, the Koala,…

Toward Your Own Poker Strategy

One of the most confusing concepts the aspiring poker player will encounter is the notion of an overall Strategy. Perhaps surprisingly, it is counter-intuitive to many that a relational game of information can have a strategy that is not merely reactionary and essentially reciprocal. For instance, even very smart people balk at the concept, as…

Tadas Peckaitis, Poker Coach

While I was sweating out my tournament blogging gig back in November, I received an email from Tadas Peckaitis, online low stakes poker coach. He had apparently stumbled onto my blog and was wondering if there was anything we could do to promote each other’s work. (It’s worth noting that he seems to be an…

Learning, Coaching, & Relearning

In all my endeavors I have been a good but imperfect teacher, and so far, my experience in poker coaching is bearing this out. Most of my students have reacted favorably to their work with me, and many are seeing positive changes in their thinking and on the felt. The exceptions are interesting and worth…