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Nuggets are NBA Champs: How to Play Like the Joker of Poker!

When you hear the word "joker" you probably think of many different things ranging from a comedian to a wild card in poker to a batman villain. Here's one more: NBA champion and finals MVP, Nikola Jokic.

Nikola Jokic, NBA Champion and Finals MVP
Nikola Jokic, NBA Champion and Finals MVP

So what would it look like to play poker the way Jokic plays basketball, or to become the Joker of Poker?


Play to your strengths:

Jokic fell to the 41st pick in the draft because scouts thought he lacked speed, athleticism, and leaping ability. But by playing to his strengths with his sensational coordination and court-vision, he overcame his limitations. All poker players have weaknesses, and with the right coaching, they can learn to play to their strengths to reach their full potential.

Always be one step (or more) ahead:

Jokic sees the full court and his passing ability is generational. Learn to see the full landscape when you are at the poker table to be one step ahead of your opponents.

Win with preparation:

Jokic's conditioning and film-studying habits are elite. Developing the right poker pregame routine and study habits will be a separator.


If you are curious what this might look like for you as a poker player, book a free consultation so I can learn about your unique situation and put together a customized game-plan:


I look forward to answering your questions on the call, but this recent interview may take care of a few of them up front:


To learn more, contact Joel Wald today at joel@pto-poker.com or book a free 30-minute Zoom call to discuss how PTO Poker can help you achieve your poker goals!

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