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PLO: Sections 1-3

1. Introduction Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) has never overtaken no-limit Holdem in popularity as its proponents have been threatening for many years now, but it’s appeal has definitely grown. Even here in the midwest, where limit O8 or 7-Stud has long been ensconced as the secondary game to Holdem, Omaha High has definitely made inroads. At Running Aces these days, it’s far more likely to see the 2-100 Spread-Limit Omaha (we have no pot limit or no limit in Minnesota—don’t get me started), than Omaha Hi-Lo. It is also a game that generates a huge amount of action, more so than Holdem. And finally, people play it very, very badly. All of that adds up to a game that you’re going...
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A Short Course in Tilt Control

Syllabus Intro What is Tilt? Defining Tilt The Triune Brain Theory Shifting Brains Emotional Distance ABC Psychology Gestalt Thinking Physiological Responses Achieving Emotional Distance Brain Health Final I. Introduction to Tilt Control Welcome to the tilt control course. Before we talk about tilt itself, I’d like to give you a little mental history of me, your instructor. As a poker player with a long history of mental illness, I feel I am uniquely qualified to speak about tilt, its effects, and how to beat it. The empirical studies on brain health, emotional control, relaxed focus and all the other topics we’ll be looking at are all readily available. I will have numbers of books for you to read and websites...
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A Short Course in Tilt Control 2

III. Shifting Brains Your browser does not support the video tag. Please upgrade to a more modern browser. IV. Emotional Distance While tricks for handling tilt like the one in the video you just watched are highly effective, they can occasionally be difficult to implement because you are trying to use the technique while on tilt. As detailed in section II, when your thought processes are in your limbic system, it’s tough to be rational. The idea behind the Fibonacci Technique is that it becomes automatic for you to start the sequence no matter your mental state, and the difficulty of the sequence helps you force your thoughts into your neocortex. But if that fails, you’re on tilt. The best...
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A Short Course in Tilt Control 3

Brain Health In all the talk about staying off tilt, I’ve always felt that brain health has been largely neglected. All the psychological tricks in the world won’t help you if the organ itself is compromised. Use these tips to keep your brain in good condition for full cognitive processing. Hydration — Like the rest of your body, the brain requires fluids. Even mild dehydration causes problems with memory, awareness, and anxiety. So you should drink water as soon as you’re thristy right? Wrong. By the time you feel thirsty, you’re probably experiencing a nearly 10% drop in cognitive function. You need to keep yourself hydrated even if you’re not particularly thirsty at the time. Drink at least 8 oz....
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Tells 101

Welcome to the new home of the Tells Audio Course. All new courses will be posted here as they become available. In this podcast series Fox takes you through everything you need to know about reading your opponents at the table. From assessing your opponent’s appearance and general approach to the game, to reading specific tells and learning to be more observant, this course will cover a wide range of topics. A new audio podcast will be uploaded here every week, starting with the basics and moving through to more complicated and in-depth reads. This course will contain between fifteen and twenty separate audio podcasts that you can listen to at the table and exercises you can do while you...
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