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Poker Strategy With Alan Schoonmaker: Playing With Fear

by Alan Schoonmaker | Published: Jul 15, '17

Jason Zweig’s Your Money and Your Brain cites research that suggests that fear is much more common and has much greater effects than most poker players believe. Poker players rarely discuss fear. It doesn’t fit our preferred image. We want to believe …

Poker Strategy With Alan Schoonmaker: It's Not Personal

by Alan Schoonmaker | Published: Jun 21, '17

The Card Player Poker School has partnered with the best U.S.-facing online poker room, Americas Cardroom, to offer you an exclusive opportunity to practice your game. Sign up for Americas Cardroom today and received up to a 100 percent bonus on your …

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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Fear

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Jul 19, '17

Jason Zweig’s Your Money and Your Brain cites research that suggests that fear is much more common and has much greater effects than most poker players believe. Poker players rarely discuss fear. It doesn’t fit our preferred image. We want to believe …

Shooting Into The Barrel

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Jun 21, '17

… . Fellow Card Player columnist Dr. Alan Schoonmaker made this point on the …

It’s Not Personal

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Jun 21, '17

Phil Ivey once said: “The minute you take anything personally at the poker table, you’re done.” The same principle applies to much more important situations. When we lose our detachment, we can’t make good decisions. Since prevention is much easier than …

Illusory Patterns In Poker

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: May 24, '17

Wikipedia defines “illusion” as “a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation.” Our rational brains may know that we can’t predict which cards will come, but our primitive brains believe that …

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 …

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