used to offer person-to-person tutoring, but not anymore -- well, unless you are Jessica Biel.
However, there are a few hundred articles on this site that offer lessons on a wide variety of general
self-control) and more specific
(Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo,
AQ Before the Flop in Holdem) topics.
These don't always breakdown into easy to categorize subject areas, but below I list some of the subjects covered.
An important thing to remember though is a poker education is a vibrant thing... you are never "done." Every time I play poker
I learn or relearn something new. Something you
may read now may make more sense after you play three more times, or after you read something else. Poker knowledge is like a spider
web... each individual thing looks weak and insubstantial, but everything is interconnected and when taken together it is very powerful.
For a person to truly learn poker, a process of self-discovery must take place. Great players are empowered by knowledge and creative thought,
not memorization and regurgitation. I can't "tell" you how to win at poker. The content here can help a person find and discover and
embrace important strategies, concepts and tactics that will lead
them to being a strong, solid, tough player. But, just because I write and someone reads that a person should not to bet a million dollars on
a pair of twos, that doesn’t mean they won't go ahead and bet the twos anyway. Players have to learn to think, and do, for themselves.
It’s an old cliché to say if you give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he'll eat for a lifetime.
This applies to poker learning. If you just do as some book or chart says, without understanding why you do it, even if it is the
correct thing to do, all you are doing is eating for the day. You haven't learned to fish. Learn to fish -- instead of being one!
The links at the left are self-explanatory. Most lead to sections with a dozen or more linked articles. Here are a few more subject areas:
For Poker Novices,
The Trinity of Poker
Training Wheels of Fortune,
Texas Holdem Starting Hand Charts,
Down in Value,
Omaha Starting Hands
Online Poker Tells,
Hiding Poker Tells
Changing the Poker Math,
Math Skills vs. People Skills,
Poker Expected Value,
Poker Odds and Gambler's Ruin,
Poker Statistics Programs
Poker Money Management,
The Cash Out Curse
Bluffing - Winning Without the Best hand
The Poker Bluff,
Cunning Fraud and Flight
Playing for Money
Why Play Poker?,
Playing to Win
Pots and Betting
Small Pot Poker,
Ring Games vs. Tournaments,
Losing Like a Winner
Poker Trouble Hands
Playing for the Blinds and Antes
Blinds versus the Rake,
Attacking and defending the blind positions,
Posting the Blinds
Creating bargains playing out of the blinds,
The Fox and the Farmer