I check and my opponent goes all in for 300k.
I'm sitting in the tank and it's been over three minutes
The board is Jh6s2d8d3s
The turn flush draw had missed.
I c-bet 1/3 on the flop and bet 2/3 on the turn after 3-betting preflop.
Millions of thoughts are running through my head, some I don't even usually think about.
This guy is capable of bluffing...
It's too thin to value bet on the river so I checked.
Now I have a really marginal bluff catcher...
I am indifferent between calling and folding here...
There's so much running through my head, how do I differentiate between signal and noise?
What am I supposed to think about now?
I look at my opponent - Is he bluffing? How is his anxiety level?
I was winning over 600k before starting this hand, right now if I fold I'm up 400k, if I call and get it wrong I'm up 100k.
I start thinking that I know I shouldn't be thinking about this...
I double check my hole cards, I have QsQc, my anxiety level goes up and I go into fight or flight mode, at this point, I just don't know what to do...
Before we get started, I want you to know that this presentation is for YOU whether you're male or female, younger or more mature, and if you’ve tried yet failed to learn to play poker better or if you're totally new to the game… believe me, there is a better way… that "GTO experts" hope you never hear about…
I’m Wayne Yap, a professional high stakes poker player that plays in some of the biggest poker games in the world. I help poker players focus their learning and thinking on the biggest needle movers so that they can get accelerated results to climb to high stakes poker.
I know you could be doing countless other things like watching TV or YouTube, but you're here trying to improve yourself and your poker game, and I don't take that lightly...
But before we jump in to those powerful poker tips and tricks, I'm going to share a story with you that's pretty embarrassing… you'll see why in just a moment, so keep reading…
A few years ago, when I started playing some of the bigger games in the world, I decided to take a break to go on a holiday with my friends to go snowboarding in Japan. I ended up dislocating and fracturing my shoulder, which hurt really badly. After that, I went back to Macau, with my arm in a sling and continued to grind sessions with 1 hand. As luck would have it, I proceeded to go on a big downswing. I remember lying on my bed at night not being able to sleep because the pain in my arm was unbearable whenever I rolled on my side, and I was thinking to myself - how am I ever going to make it out of this mess?
It was difficult to even find motivation to get out of bed.
I remember talking to one of my mentors and asking him for help. He was very kind and he helped me with my mindset and focus levels at the table. He gave me some quick tips on how to get back on my feet. One thing was that he really made me aware that I was not special. Everyone goes through downswings and no one is excluded. All I needed to do was persevere, learn from people better than me and then play better.
Persevere - that was that I did.
I moved down in stakes and dedicated significantly more of my time to learning. Every morning, the first thing I did was some exercises for my shoulder for rehab, then I spent 3 hours studying poker as well as playing a few hours of poker, after which I would go back and review my play. In hindsight, that injury and downswing was a blessing in disguise because it forced me to learn humility and spend more time studying the game. I'm proud to say that since then, I've never looked back and I've earned 7-figure almost every year through 3 modalities of poker: live cash, live tournaments, and online cash.
You see, while I've been fortunate enough to coach many students to jump stakes or crush in their local $2/$5 game, I wasn't always the "poker guru" I'm known as today. In fact, if you were to play with me in my university days, I was just a spewtard that would bet-bet-all in every other hand!
Sadly, I was working hard on my game... I read over 10 books and watched over 500 training videos... and on top of that I was doing everything I thought I should do to play good poker. But as you may have also experienced at one time or another, or perhaps you're dealing with it right now, despite all my hard work, I wasn't getting anywhere.
Have you ever felt like being a good winning player just wasn't possible for you? That no matter what you did or how hard you tried, that you'd still never succeed? I have, and I can tell you firsthand it's not a fun feeling.
And if any of my personal experiences sound familiar to you, let me assure you…it's not your fault.
You see, the unfortunate reality is that our minds are naturally programmed (with good reason) to make learning poker difficult.
Fortunately, there is a solution, which I'll be sharing with you in a minute.
But, in order for any of those strategies to make sense, you first need to have an understanding of the one mistake that many poker players make...
In fact, if you don't understand this concept, you might as well forget about winning in poker at all... it really is that big of a deal.
You see, after years of struggling to learn to play better poker, I stumbled upon the fact that maybe the target I was swimming towards, to play "GTO", wasn't the right target at all.
The idea of "GTO" is that when two or more players maximally exploit each other over an extremely large number of hands, their strategies would reach an equilibrium, and that the more you deviate from "GTO", the more the strategy would win against you.
But this is the biggest lie in the poker industry.
And here's the unfortunate story: basically all poker players at some point of their learning journey starts believing that "GTO" is the solution to all of their problems.
You see, the REAL underlying reason you've failed to learn to play better poker in the past isn't; for the lack of trying, you don't have bad genetics or talents, and there's nothing intellectually wrong with you... the truth is that you failed simply because you were swimming towards the wrong target... "GTO".
Let me explain...
1) When two players play at "GTO" in the long run, both players will be breaking even.
2) Optimising how closely you play to "GTO" involves a lot of mixed strategies that no human can accurately perform.
3) If you do play closer to "GTO" than your opponents, you start generating a small win rate.
Do you want to work hundreds of hours for a small win rate?
Here's the truth:
All player pools (including current bots in ring games) don't play anywhere near to "GTO", and in order to win, it's about learning the basic principles of how to think about the game and exploit other players.
No player pool is incentivised to play at "GTO" and everyone aiming for that target is just leaving so much money on the table. The players that start mastering their mindsets and thinking systems about how to exploit other players will truly be the ones that take their game to the next level.
If you don't want to listen... say hello to and continue being friends with my ex-buddy named "poker plateau".
1. Player pools tend to play very similarly and understanding how to exploit that is a good place to start.
Now think about it... if there exists a player pool which plays very tightly and players only get it in on the flop with the nuts, what would other players do?
The general counter strategy that most players make here is to also play really tight so that they don't get it in with the worse hand...
But is that correct?
NO! The right way to approach this would be to think of how to increase the EV of our overall strategy, and not to think about playing tighter than the other players.
2. Most of the mistakes you make in poker do not come from a lack of competence, but rather from a lack of the holistic understanding of yourself.
Your mental game and biases are what causes you to make bad assumptions and bad plays, and learning about all the common biases, as well as how to have precautions in place to reduce these biases can change your win rate right away.
3. Poker is not all about hard technical skills.
What if you spent more time learning how to better network with good players? With bad players? With rich businessman?
If poker is about becoming the best poker player you can be, improving your social circle of poker players changes everything. You are the average of the people you spend most time with.
If poker is about financial success for you, it's really about getting into good games.
And the secret to networking?
It's all about giving people value. Be someone that gives value in every interaction that you are in, and give double as much value to the right people, and before you even notice it your life will be so much better.
And what's more, what if I told you this simple method also helps you in your life forever?
Is that something you might be interested in?
Now come on... I know that if you've read this far into the newsletter, you're an ambitious person and you definitely want to know the answer to this.
So here it is...
It's the way you learn and retain information.
And here's the great news: there are indeed many simple ways that you can learn more effectively, so that you can process and retain more of what you learn.
So that you can differentiate between signal and noise in this information age.
But why is learning to learn more effectively so important?
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe" - Abraham Lincoln
If you have ever felt like you wished you were further ahead in your poker by now, it's really only because you were trying to chop the tree with a plastic axe.
So what does all of this mean to you? It means that with the help of these learning tricks, you can master your poker game way faster.
The end result? You win more money in poker, in less time, and without the struggle.
At this point, I'm sure you're probably wondering where you can get your hands on these effective learning habits… and that's where we've made it really easy for you.
I’ll also be really honest with you, it's incredibly frustrating to see people learning the wrong things with the wrong learning techniques. In addition to playing high stakes poker for years, I've spent countless hours finding out the best learning secrets that the smartest people in the world use.
I've spent hours and hours putting in the hard work figuring out how to apply this to poker, so that you don't have to.
All of these tactics are extremely valuable and used all the time by world class learners and businessmen.
In fact, using these tactics to learn poker will ensure you crush in poker in no time, and I don't say that lightly.
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Well, here we are. You're now standing at a fork in the road, staring down two possible paths to choose from.
On one side is a road that leads to more disappointment and frustration.
As you travel this road you'll repeatedly lose money in poker week after week, you'll be forced to study more and play longer hours, and at times you may even try to play overnight sessions to fight back your losses.
And eventually, no matter how strong you are, you'll give up. You'll give up on being the great poker player you were working so hard to be.
And you know what? I don't blame you one bit. You see, this is the wretched plight of the traditional poker learning paths… learning complicated theory, only to have more and more confusion in game of splitting ranges and inaccuracies in implementation.
But it doesn't have to be this way. You see, there lies that other road… a road where you are in total control of your understanding of your poker game, and ultimately your poker destiny.
On this road, the journey to playing outstanding poker is a much more nejoyable one, stress- and care-free, knowing that the smooth, firm ground you walk on has been paved by thousands of hours of research and study I've already done on your behalf.
It's the only road that brings you closer to conquering your poker dreams and jumping up in stakes. Until one day, not too far off, you're looking back in the mirror and realising that you're crushing at the highest level of poker you want to play at, that it's not Phil Ivey or OtB_RedBaron, but it's you.
As a poker player who has dedicated my life to the game, it's my genuine hope that this path is the direction you choose and experience, and I know it's the path that you also desire for yourself.
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PS. It doesn't matter what happened in the hand above, what matters is focusing on the signal instead of noise, and controlling things that are within your control.