Book Review: Excelling At Tough No-Limit Hold’em Games
Author of more than a dozen well-regarded, popular poker strategy books, Jonathan Little continues to crank out great volumes of work to assist poker players who want to improve their game.
In this article Shannon Mack reviews Little’s latest book, Excelling At Tough No-Limit Hold’em Games, published by D&B Poker.
Modern Poker Theory Video Packs: A Review
Studious and ambitious poker players can now enhance their poker knowledge even further, as (together with D&B Poker publishing) Michael Acevedo has released a two-part video pack enhancing and adding to the lessons taught by his bestselling poker strategy book Modern Poker Theory.
Book Review: Modern Poker Theory
Almost immediately upon its release, Michael Acevedo’s Modern Poker Theory, published by D&B Poker, was hailed as a groundbreaking book. Thought by many to be the preeminent guide to Game Theory Optimal (GTO) strategy, it became — and remains — a bestseller in the poker niche.
While it was published in late summer 2019, this article by Shannon Mack represents the first-ever review of the uber popular strategy book.
Book Review: Fossilman’s Winning Tournament Strategies
Greg Raymer’s win at the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event wasn’t a fluke. He’s got three decades of experience as a poker professional and regularly puts all that knowledge to work at the felt.
Now, you can gain insight into what makes a poker player a champion and learn some of Raymer’s secrets from his book Fossilman’s Winning Tournament Strategies, published by D&B Poker. Here’s our review.
Transitioning from Online to Live Poker Play
After 6 years playing online, Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor Shannon Mack is beginning to make the transition to live poker. In this general update, he takes us along and shares the progress he has made.
There’s a lot that aspiring poker players out there can learn from reading Shannon’s story. Have a read through and see how his experiences can help you blaze your own path in poker.
Poker Book Review: Exploitative Play in Live Poker
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!
On Learning to Accept and Embrace Variance
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.
Poker Book Review: Gardena Poker Clubs: A High-Stakes History
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!
My Five-Year-Long Journey to Poker’s Starting Line
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.”
Poker Castle: A Revolutionary New Method to Study and Coach Poker
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!
My First Time Coaching Poker
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!
Review: The Myth of Poker Talent (Video Series)
Poker study takes many forms these days. After having written the popular poker strategy book entitled The Myth of Poker Talent, Alex Fitzgerald has repurposed its content into a video series.
We watched it, learned a lot from it, and put together this review that will tell you exactly why you’ll find it useful in your quest to improve as a poker player.