Other Income Streams for Pro Poker Players

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It’s great to be a professional poker player. Not many people can say that they do what they love for a living. But there are disadvantages too. Even the best poker players have downswings and it helps to have alternate sources of income to smooth out the bumps when you get a bad run of …

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How to Handle a Monster Flop

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In my poker play recently, one particular thing has come to my attention. I’ve noticed that the vast majority of beginning and intermediate players badly misplay hands in which they flop a monster. This initially might not seem like too big of a concern to you: if I have the deck crushed, how can we …

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Scheduling your Playing Time

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How many of you have heard the song that starts:             I wake up every evening             With a big smile on my face             And it never feels out of place.               You’re still probably working             At a 9 to 5 pace             Wonder how bad that tastes.   It’s easy to …

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4 Poker Myths that are Costing you Money

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There’s a lot of superstition in poker. A quick search in any forum will turn up posts like: I always lose with pocket Queens. Or I never win on site X. These myths are obviously ridiculous and smart players will dismiss them as losing players making excuses for why they lose.  But there are some …

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Guide to Choosing a Poker Site for Low Limit Holdem

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While poker is inherently enjoyable, there are a number of additional factors that can add to or detract from the gambling experience. When choosing a casino for low limit poker, it is important to pay attention to the casino’s safety, the player population, and the number of low limit options available. Choosing a reputable, player …

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Tax Considerations for the Professional Poker Player

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Disclaimer: The author of this article is not an attorney or a tax professional. The advice given may not apply to your particular situation. Please seek the help of a tax attorney or CPA to determine how you should report your poker winnings and what deductions you should use. Tax time can be confusing for …

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The Importance of Rakeback

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Rakeback is free money…sort of. When you play poker, the poker room takes a rake in the form of an entry fee in the case of tournaments or a percentage of the pot in the case of cash games. The rake is the cost of doing business at the poker table, but you can get …

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