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Poker Strategy With Alan Schoonmaker: Why You Can't Beat Low Limit Games

by Alan Schoonmaker | Published: Aug 19, '14

Many players complain bitterly that they can’t beat $2-$4, $3-$6, and $4-$8 fixed limit games. They insist that they play well, but lose because: “There are too many idiots.” “They don’t respect my raises.” “They chase with weak draws.” “My good hands …

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Confidence

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Mar 29, '17

“How could I be such an idiot?” That question began Jason Zweig’s fascinating book, Your Money and Your Brain. It’s for investors, and poker is a form of investing. That question was also the title of this series’ first column. This book proves that our …

Thinking Versus Feeling

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Mar 01, '17

“How could I be such an idiot?” was the title of my last column, and that question began Jason Zweig’s fascinating book, Your Money And Your Brain. It was written for investors, and poker is a form of investing. It said we have two brains; the reflexive …

How Could I Be Such An Idiot?

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Feb 01, '17

How could I be such an idiot? A remarkable book, Your Money & Your Brain, begins with that question. It continues: “If you’ve never yelled that sentence at yourself in a fury, you’re not an investor. There may be nothing across the entire spectrum of …

Business Is A Poker Game: Acting Decisively

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Dec 07, '16

Previous columns discussed steps that create edges. But creating them won’t accomplish much unless you exploit them by acting decisively. Exploiting edges is fairly independent of the ability to create them. Many people know what to do, but don’t do it. …

Business Is A Poker Game: Managing Risks and Information

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Oct 12, '16

Risks are an inescapable part of poker, business, and life. The strategies of poker and business winners can help you to manage the risks you face at poker and work. The essence of good risk-management is to get the best of it and then make the most of …

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