- 10 Morning Rituals and Routines for a Productive Day
I've spent a lot of time over the past few years trying to distil the best morning rituals and routines for a productive day. I’m a big believer that good days don’t just happen; they’re engineered. I understand there’s no one size fits all. I have friends who, despite my most ardent attempts, insist they do their best work late…Read More
- Early Stages of Poker Tournaments
In this short blog, I'm going to cover some strategy about the early stages of poker tournaments using a hand sent to me by one of my readers, Nicholas. It's the very first hand of a $1,650 deep stack event with starting stacks of $30,000. After an early position opener to $250 and 2 callers, Nicholas calls in the Big…Read More
- How to Analyze Your Poker Hands
Analyze your poker hands is one of the most important thing to do for poker pros. So today’s AskAlec episode is about that. The question comes from one of my readers Scott, who asks how I remain objective while analyzing hands. Do I ever find myself justifying my action not because it’s the best play, but because I made it?…Read More
- The 4 Signs You Need to Quit Playing Poker
I get a lot of questions from readers about when they should quit playing poker. While there is no one size fits all strategy, I have noticed (both from coaching clients and experimenting with myself) that these 4 factors are the most common signs that you need to quit playing poker for the day. I encourage you to experiment with…Read More
Hand of the Day
- A Questionable, Crazy Play at ‘Live at The Bike’… That Worked!
Today’s Hand of the Day features a questionable, crazy play… that worked! Its’s a hand from the $5/10 No Limit cash game at Live at the Bike, from The Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. I won this hand by floating both the flop and turn, and bluff raising the river when the flush card came. I talk walk you through…Read More
- I Turned My Hand Into a Bluff (Bluffing Strategy)
Have you ever thought about turning your hand into a bluff? Did you ever apply similar bluffing strategy as our hero in today's Hand of the Day episode? Correctly attempting to get away with such a bold play is complicated, and without the proper strategy, you could cost yourself thousands of dollars. Here are the most common questions I receive…Read More
- Cash Game Poker: Trips vs. Full House!
My reader Daniel brings us this #HelloAlec episode. He played this cash game hand in his local casino and he wants to hear some thoughts about his betting strategy. He decides to bet the river (his bet is equal to the villain's remaining stack). What do you think, is this a smart move? How would you play this micro stakes…Read More
- Is this Shove Profitable In The Long Run?
The first #HelloAlec after a short break is coming from my reader Matt. He played this hand in a later stages of a big poker tournament, and he would like to know is his tournament poker strategy correct here. He played this hand against the villain who was the under the gun plus two and he decided to shove on…Read More