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Your Brain on Multitabling

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“I sometime think my brain is completely ****ed up. I can’t focus on one thing at [a] time.”babar86 “I haven’t read a book in years, I can only read articles. […] I’m distracted basically instantly and have no short term memory.”jimmyvjv13 “I was told [by my doctor] that if I choose to play online poker […]Read more »

Poker’s Tragedy of the Commons

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The poker community, momentarily breaking character, has been reflective lately. It all started with Joe Hachem lamenting the decline of poker at the hands of new-school players. Phil Galfond then weighed in with his thoughts on how to bridge the gap between new and old-school. Finally, Daniel Negreanu went on 2p2 to chide new-school players […]Read more »

Money, Money Everywhere

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My first ever purchase as a poker player wasn’t made with money. It was made with FPPs. About a year after I started playing poker, I was $3/$6 reg with over $70,000 to my name, and I decided to cash in my FPPs on Pokerstars to buy an iPod. I was 16 years old, and […]Read more »

What Ithacas Mean

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I made my final donation yesterday. The $75,000 is now all accounted for. I sent $20,000 to charity: water for building water wells in rural Pakistan, and $15,000 to GiveDirectly (matched by another $15,000 by Good Ventures), which will be distributed through Kenya and Uganda. I’ll be updating the original post where I announce I’m […]Read more »

How to Live as a Poker Player, Part 1

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Nobody teaches us how to be poker players. Poker culture teaches us how to slowplay, how to setmine, how to manage our bankroll. It teaches us how to think, how to talk, what is cool and what is not. We absorb these teachings eagerly. But when was it going to teach us how to be […]Read more »

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