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January 2024

Mental Game Hacks from Phil Galfond's E-book Part 4 of 4

More mindset hacks from Phil Galfond's e-book. Part 4 of 4.The mindset hacks checklist.(Disclaimer: I am a big believer in checklists)
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January 2024

Mental Game Hacks from Phil Galfond's E-book Part 3 of 4

Losing like a champion.HUH? WHAT?Everyone who has ever watched Phil Hellmuth's epic rants at the table knows Phil is a sore loser. Phil, himself, has said he hates losing. I do too.
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January 2024

Mental Game Hacks from Phil Galfond's E-book Part 2 of 4

Turning Weaknesses into Strengths- When playing cash, changing tables will give you an opportunity to gain a very important edge
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January 2024

Mental Game Hacks from Phil Galfond's E-book Part 1 of 4

This article is part of 4. They are my notes from Phil Galfond's e-book on mindset hacks. I highly recommend you get a copy. It will definitely help your mental game.
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December 2023

Travel Prep and How I do it

Making travel arrangements is probably the single most time consuming thing professional poker players do outside of poker. Like most everything I do I created a very handy checklist. It's simple and easy to follow.
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October 2023

Do not neglect your mental health

Who me? Why do I need to worry about my mental health? I'm not crazy.Have you ever felt like shit after playing? We all have. Have you ever felt "down" after playing poorly? We all have.
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August 2023

Is Teamwork Important in Poker?

To my way of thinking, it is absolutely critical. Several times in the last few years, I have a part of the 'behind the scenes' crew for fellow players. The first was in 2018, when I was watching a friend play in a live streamed tournament in Round Rock, TX.
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August 2023

Situational Awareness. Is it that Important in Poker?

As Daniel Negranu says: "You can't be all loosey goosey and play poker effectively."Paying attention to EVERYTHING at the table is a practiced art form.
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August 2023

Is an After Session Self Examination/Review in a Notebook a Way to Improve at Poker?

Ask any military vet what an AAR is. They will tell you it is an essential learning experience. Same goes for poker. A notebook to keep track of your thoughts, results, and key points is essential for improvement.
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August 2023

Hand Histories and How to Write Them Effectively

As we all know, hand histories are an invaluable tool for coaches and teachers. But how many of us have ever been taught how to write hand histories effectively? I got lucky in the fact that my late coach and mentor, Terry Ring, taught me how to write what he called " proper hand histories".
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August 2023

If You See Me Smiling at the Table...Be Afriad. Very Afraid.

The first thought most people have when they read that statement is this: "that doesn't sound like fun." As I have stated before, three things about me are true. One, when you sit at mt table, you're my enemy. I do not care if we are business partners, friends or my spouse.
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August 2023

They Say Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned

In poker, some believe, myself included, that the cardinal sin is to invest emotional capital into a single hand of poker. Unless your name is Wild Bill Hickock, poker is not life and death. If the above is true, then why are players like Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow and Will Kassouf so successful with their investments of emotional capital?
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August 2023

How Do I Go About Preparing for a Tournament?

The physical prep is covered in an earlier post and relatively easy. Pick an outfit - check. Pick and do my makeup - check. Check my drink bottles and refill with Gatorade Zero Sugar (I am diabetic). Check tournament bag for the following: Oakley glasses - check. South Carolina Gamecocks card protector - check. Elsa - check.
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August 2023

Seven Steps to Climb the Poker Ladder

1. Learn poker math and hand range setting 2. Learn the business of poker A. Track your results and honest observation B. Learn to market yourself
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August 2023

6 Things to be Aware of in Poker

1. Be aware of changing table dynamics 2. How good are you at dealing with changing fortunes? 3. Tournament bankroll management
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August 2023

Why Do I Dress Up to Play Poker?

The simple answer is that I am more comfortable in a dress, heels and full makeup. Keep in mind that I am a transgender woman and as such I was diagnosed with a condition called gender dysphoria.
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August 2023

How I Got My Ice Princess Moniker

First, I am blonde like Elsa from "FROZEN". Second, I am very quiet like Elsa. She sees things develop first, then acts upon what she sees. I am the same way. Elsa is very unemotional except when she gets fired up.
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August 2023

Perception Versus Image

Let's start with the most obvious things about being a blonde. The vast majority of people, mostly males, view a blonde with big breasts as a dumb bimbo type. That is the unfortunate perception of us blondes.
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