Monthly Archives: July 2014

Playing Poker Professionally

Playing poker professionally is one of the most rewarding careers you could possibly have, it is also a damn grind! Last time we discussed Poker Bankroll Building by taking shots. But playing poker as a full-time poker professional is a step every player who has survived this game long enough has at least considered. It’s a very tough decision that many don’t think thorough thoroughly. Just having a ‘good winrate’ will likely only get you so far. There’s so much more that goes into the life of a professional poker player. We have to think about time management, poker finances and motivation to name but a few. So if you’re a player that’s at this crossroad, you‘ll want to read on. Let’s take a look at some of the pitfalls that have grounded many aspiring professional poker player…


PokerStars Licensing In Canada Good or Bad?

For those non-Canadians out there you may find this article a bit overly specialized. However, I think all poker players can benefit from learning how regulation may affect their markets. I talk about PokerStars Licensing and/or potential departure from the Canadian market in this post, but there are many parallels with other countries that can be drawn. I initially wrote about PokerStars Leaving Canada a couple of weeks ago and found myself somewhat surprised at the response. It was glaringly apparent than many serious Canadian poker players had failed to consider the distinct possibility that Canadian online poker liquidity was about to decline significantly in Canada. Since that initial story, there have been some significant developments, and unfortunately the news is not good.


Poker Bankroll Building – taking shots

Whether you’re a small stakes player looking to move up stakes quickly, or you’re someone with a good winrate looking to take the leap into full time; maybe you’re a seasoned pro looking to build up your poker business, exercising proper poker bankroll management will often determine if you succeed or fail in your objective and even career. There are no ‘industry standard’ methods of maintaining and building bankrolls, so in the next 3 articles I will go through different challenges each player will face, the steps they should take and ones they shouldn’t. Pay attention now, there’s a freebie at the end…


Daniel Colman Controversy Following One Drop

There has been a tremendous amount of controversy surrounding Daniel Colman’s comments, or lack thereof, following his $15 million dollar win at the WSOP OneDrop event. For those of you who are not aware of what he said, you can see his comments at twoplustwo. The quick summary is that he won one of Poker’s biggest events, refused to do interviews, then proceeded to essentially call poker “evil” on the biggest online poker forum. So let’s take a look at some of his main points and see where we stand on them.


Poker Math Book Interview

Poker Math can be a daunting prospect. Besides the basic pot odds, we have Poker probabilty, combinatorics, implied odds and of course EV calculations. The sheer complexity of it all has hindered many a player’s progress and remains to do so despite the breadth of information out there. Luckily, the team at thepokercapitalist have found a solution: Expected Value Calculations – The book, the author, the Interview.

You may have noticed a ‘poker reference book’ section on our resources page. You may also have noticed an alarmingly cheap ebook for sale on there too. Well, we got hold of the author and demanded he tell us what it’s all about…