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What do the World's Great Poker Players Know...
That You Don't?


Poker Wizard Extracts


    To be a great player

 In order to be just a good poker player you have to have people skills, some math skill, and good intuitive ability. These are the same attributes which make you successful in most types of business endeavors; however the best poker players are not just simply intelligent people, they have a particular type of intelligence. You have to be pretty smart to be good at poker but I don’t mean doctor smart or lawyer smart, you have to be street smart


Feel is also what separates the great players from the average ones. It’s a good sense of when you can make a particular play. Let’s say you’re bluffing. You’ve got to find the right situation where people will believe what you are doing. You can’t just throw a bluff out there. You have to do it in such a way that people say ‘Okay, he must have this hand, because of this and this.’ But to know when that happens is all about feel and the ebb and flow of the game. I think feel is something that many players don’t have and it makes them very static and easy to read.


A good player with feel knows when he should or should not make a particular play. How?  It’s just by feel. Your subconscious is where that comes from and sometimes instinct, feel, gut, all have the same meaning. Often in a situation on the river a guy will bet. I don’t know what he has,  I’m not sure at all and I don’t know what to do, I will go with my first instinct because that is the one that comes from my subconscious. My subconscious has seen this movie 1000 times before and is telling me something. I do not know why but a voice is saying, ‘Okay, something smells fishy about that bet. He’s bluffing!’  So if I can’t figure out any better reason I’m going to go with whatever my subconscious is telling me.



Daniel Negreanu
'Kid Poker'


Career Tournament Earnings in Excess of $11.2 Million

Best All-Around Player, Foxwoods World Poker Finals, 1997

Winner, Commerce Casino Heavenly Hold’em Main Event, 1997

Winner, World Series of Poker $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em, 1998

Winner, California State Championship Limit Hold’em, 1998

Winner, United Sates Poker Championship Main Event, 1999

Winner, WSOP $2,000 Limit S.H.O.E., 2003

Winner, WSOP $2,000 Limit Hold’em, 2004

Poker Player of the Year Award, Card Player Magazine, 2004

World Series of Poker Player of the Year, 2004

World Poker Tour Player of the Year, Season 3

Winner, WPT Borgata No-Limit Poker Open, 2004

Winner, WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic II, 2004

Winner, WSOP No-Limit Circuit Event, Robinsonville, 2006

Second Place, WSOP Tournament of Champions, Las Vegas, 2006

Third Place, WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Las Vegas, 2006

Second Place, WPT World Poker Open, Tunica, 2007

Third Place, WSOP No-Limit Hold’em Shootout, Las Vegas, 2007



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