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The Best Ways to Learn Poker
in 2023

This article provides the pros and cons for some of the best resources on the market for learning poker in 2023.

What is Poker Coaching? And Why Do You Need It?

Joel shares his thoughts on poker coaching: why you need it, how to get it, and what to expect.

Understanding Your Stats: How to Use a HUD to Improve Your Game

Joel explains how online poker players can get the most out of using their heads-up displays (HUDs).

How to Play Small Pocket Pairs in Cash Games & Tournaments

Learn a fundamentally sound strategy for playing small pocket pairs in different variants of poker.

Coach Joel: Interview with a Poker Coach

Poker Pilgrims interview me about my journey as a poker player player and coach.

How to Choose Hands for 3-betting vs Different Opponents

Check out this article on how to choose the best 3-betting strategy against different types of opponents.

How to Reassure Your Family About Poker

If you're a serious poker player, but your family is concerned by your involvement, this article is for you!

Top Mindset and Lifestyle Challenges That Serious Poker Players Face

This article describes some of the top mindset and lifestyle challenges that poker players face as well as tips to deal with them.

Why Technical Strategy is Not Enough to Succeed At Poker

Even if you had perfect poker technical strategy, you would not be guaranteed success without mastering other core intangibles. Read on to learn about the most critical skills.

How to Combat Poker's Stigma in a Skeptical Society

Learn how to combat poker stigma to improve your results, change the perception of the game, and lead a happier, healthier, and more successful life overall.

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