Barbara Connors

Barbara lives in the Coachella Valley of Southern California and became a serious student of poker in 2001. She particularly enjoys writing about the psychology of the game.

Tilt is a very serious leak in anyone’s poker game. There are many different forms of tilt and in this lesson we’ll examine the members of the tilt family. Read more

Where poker tilt is concerned, prevention is always better than a cure. Learn to recognize your tilt triggers and control tilt before it controls you. Read more

Psychology is no substitute for cold hard poker math but it can add incredible depth to your game when it’s used in conjunction with solid poker strategy. Read more

Short-term perception is often at odds with long-term reality. It’s too easy to get caught up in the immediacy of the moment. Poker players, too, can fall prey to this momentum-induced Read more

Poker players are forever drawing a circle around some random cluster and then declaring it a bullseye. Every time we complain, “I never win coinflips” or “I can never win with this … Read more

There are many ways the sunk cost effect can influence us at the poker table, but the first and most obvious has to do with the money we put into the pot. … Read more

Poker is a demanding game. It requires clear, rational decisions in the midst of a complex and constantly shifting landscape. The more bad decisions we make, the more bad results we get. Read more

Conflict is what poker’s all about. This is a central truth of the game that we all deal with every time we sit down to play. We’re trying to beat the other … Read more

Whether you play poker for a living, as a means of extra income, or as a passionate hobby, one of the greatest things about being a poker player is the chance to … Read more

Virtually every decision you make in every walk of life carries some kind of opportunity cost, and nowhere is this more true than in a poker game Read more

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