December 26, 2017
"What do you want?" "Ummm…what do you mean, Alex?" "What do you want? Why poker? Why are you working with me? What’s the point?" "I want money." "Work at McDonald’s. Managers make $50,000 a year. That’s more than the average professional poker player." "But, uhhh…what if I win a WPT?" "Win two of them. It […]
December 15, 2017
You’re butchering flop play. Yeah, I said it. And yes, I mean you. The one reading this article. I know you’re butchering flop play because I teach courses on the subject. Invariably, almost all of my students have flaws they’ve never considered. This makes sense. The majority of poker players learn from playing. Just because […]
December 8, 2017
I recently had to give away my two dogs. The Maltese and Maltepoo were literally all I asked for in the divorce, and I just gave them away. When I lived in Arizona they had a pretty cushy life. I was taking care of my mother then. All they did the whole day was play […]
November 24, 2017
"This is the problem with your game," I mutter, "you’re playing to not make a mistake. You’re not playing to win. There’s a big difference between the two." I just watched the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Five of the World Series. They came back from multiple deficits to do so. […]
November 16, 2017
If you are trying to become a successful competitor or a professional competitor you must study competitors. You must study winners. You must study their habits. You must study their downfalls. You must study how they overcame their obstacles. If you want to get out of a slump in your poker game, you should study […]
November 14, 2017
I have played poker with 25,000 hours of my life. I have studied the game for 5,000 additional hours. Of course, all that time doesn’t count for anything if I am a lazy learner. Many people drive their cars 20,000+ hours and still take turns like they’re trying to kill someone. However, given my track […]
November 6, 2017
If you find you don’t suck at something you can play to that strength.
November 1, 2017
Think long and hard before you quit your day job to become a professional poker player.
October 24, 2017
Many of you lately have been telling me, “poker has become solved. There’s no money in it anymore.”
October 16, 2017
In order to improve my coaching services, I have begun creating new lesson plans.
October 12, 2017
Many of my newer poker students have been telling me some variation of being intimidated when they deep in a tournament.
October 5, 2017
Alex Fitzgerald shares his thoughts about how winning poker doesn’t take discipline, it takes accountability.
October 2, 2017
Every week in one of my lessons I get this question. “Alex, I keep getting to the bubble with 28 big blinds.
September 27, 2017
My opponent has 15K in chips left. There is 6K in the pot. I have 42K.