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If I’m Right, How Can You Be Right Too?

Poker is a zero sum game.  If there wasn’t any rake, the money won by players at the table would always equal the money other players lost.  No mystery there.  Because of that, poker seems like a place where you wouldn’t expect to find many…

Louder Than Words

During any poker game, players will be carrying on several conversations at once. More often than not, we’ll be talking to each other as we play — chatting about current events, what’s going on in our lives, or perhaps using clever words to…

Safety and Poker

My article is not meant to alarm you, rather to help ensure your safety. A lot can happen when we are out and about. For some women a casual drink and dinner can turn into a nightmare. Really; I wish I never would have to touch on such a…

Mirror, Mirror

Poker gurus like to talk about the different levels of thinking in the game. Level one - the level that is occupied by fish, donkeys, and turkeys - is essentially: What cards do I have? Level two, where better players live, is where you…

Oustanding Woman in Poker: Billie Brown

The Women in Poker Hall of Fame debuted in 2008. I was honored to be one of the original inductees that year, along with Barbara Enright, Susie Isaacs, and Marsha Waggoner. There are many women who made huge contributions to the poker world…

Raising in No-Limit Poker

Raising is much different in no-limit hold’em than it is in a fixed-limit game.  It even begins before the flop.  In fixed-limit games it pays to try to capture the blinds whenever you think you can, simply because they represent a larger…

How Do Mathematics & Poker Mix?

I am asked frequently how I view the role of mathematics in poker. Before addressing these views, let me preface my remarks by pointing out that most people reading this probably have a much different view of what mathematics itself is than…