Just imagine they’re naked…

Just imagine they’re naked…

    A few months ago I got the opportunity to do something I’ve never done before: deliver a speech. This wasn’t a “gimme the mic I’m drunk at a wedding and love these two” kind of speech; we’re talking a twenty minute, formal...
Should women-only tournaments exist?

Should women-only tournaments exist?

There’s been renewed discussion within the poker community on the topic of women-only tournaments and other female focussed marketing strategies, generating a lively 2+2 forum debate on whether they should exist. It’s quite clear from the healthy field...
Love Your Operating System

Love Your Operating System

I recently listened to a podcast (link at bottom) that was a discussion between renowned life-hacker Tim Ferris and innovator Peter Diamandis. During the talk they cover a range of fascinating topics, but one point that got me thinking was an analogy Peter made...
The Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox is one of my favourite things to think about when I’ve got nothing better to do. It’s the fascinating idea that despite the colossal number of planets within our 13.8 billion year old universe, we have not seen, heard or experienced any...
Burning Man

Burning Man

I’d long heard about Burning Man due to a teenage fascination with subculture. It wasn’t until years later that I actually KNEW people, close friends, who attended. Two of those friends are Antonio Esfandiari and Sorel Mizzi, who I thank unreservedly for...

Position is key!

One of the most fundamental things you need to understand in poker is POSITION. Position means the order in which each player acts, and therefore makes each decision on each street of betting. In a perfect world, you would always want to act last to make each...

Stack Size Awareness

One of the most frequent mistakes I see during tournaments are players not understanding their, or their opponents’ stack sizes in relation to the blinds and antes. The most common error players make is trying to calling with too many speculative/drawing hands (for...

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