Debuting to much fanfare, the hype surrounding Exploitative Play in Live Poker is real, writes Shannon Mack in this book review. Alex Fitzgerald’s new book, published by the venerable D&B Poker, has helped Shannon take his already winning poker game to the next level. Definitely worth picking up a copy when you get the chance!
Shannon Mack has long been on a quest to improve his poker game. The process has involved a ton of studying and learning. Part of that learning is learning how to accept and embrace variance, which is – for better or worse – a fact of poker life.
Here’s the process Shannon went through as he learned precisely how to do just that.
Gardena, California used to be THE poker Mecca. Max Votolato researched the area’s history over 10 years, ending up compiling a great novel entitled Gardena Poker Clubs: A High-Stakes History.
In this review, Shannon Mack touches upon some of the book’s high points and interesting characters. After picking up a copy, you won’t want to put it down!
Some poker players aren’t meant to ever move up in stakes. Many players remain at the same level their entire playing careers, never able to rise higher. Shannon Mack was determined not to be one of those guys. It took him five years, but he finally broke out of what seemed like an unending rut.
In this post, Shannon details his five-year-long poker journey, starting with $1 scores in freeroll tournaments and finally arriving at the stage where he can play for meaningful stakes. His odyssey is the manifestation of “if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.”
Until now, all poker study and online has been limited to individual learning. Poker Castle is introducing a brand new group learning platform utilizing online technology to help players improve at poker and enable coaches to train students better.
Shannon Mack had the opportunity to be one of the first to give Poker Castle a try. Check out his review. Spoiler alert: Poker Castle is nothing short revolutionary!
The traditional way of improving one’s poker game usually involves reading poker books, watching poker strategy videos, taking poker courses, posting hand histories in forums, etc. A, perhaps, more unconventional way of improving at poker is to coach a student; yes, really!
Believe it or not, taking a student under your wing to teach them poker will also benefit you as the coach. You’ll solidify the strategies that work for you and be able to weed out your own leaks to boot!