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  1. How do I win online poker consistently?

      Winning in anything takes work.  If you want to succeed in chess, basketball, business, it doesn’t matter–it’s all about work.  Those who put in the needed reps to improve will have success in the long run. To win at online poker consistently, you need to be working to improve your poker strategy regularly.  You […]

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  2. Are poker training sites and poker coaching worth it?

      With most improvement products, they’re worth it if you put in the work, otherwise not.  If you purchase a gym membership, it’s a waste of money if you don’t use it.  If you use it regularly, it’s probably well worth it.  Poker training sites and coaching are no different. If you pay $500/year for […]

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  3. Are poker training sites worth it?

      Training sites are under-priced relative to the value they provide if you actually use them.  Most are priced at $100/mo or less.  This is $1,200 per year.  If you were to put $150,000 into tournament buy-ins over those 12 months, you would need to increase your ROI by 0.8% to make it breakeven.  Add […]

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  4. How do I learn advanced poker?

      We see four main ways that poker players become advanced.   Training Sites / Videos Watching videos from professionals where they talk through their thought process is a great way to learn new concepts.  These can be live webinars, theory presentations, recorded 1-1 coaching sessions, hand history reviews.  There are many high-level free videos on […]

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  5. How do you get staked in online poker?

      There are some poker forums where you can sell action for a single or few tournaments.  We’ll focus on long-term staking at Pocarr for this article. The first step is to apply.  It’s important to fill out your application accurately and completely. The evaluation process will be delayed if all screen names are not […]

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  6. What is the best poker coaching site?

      We are a bit biased, but we’d have to say we offer the best poker content there is.  For this reason, it’s private to the players we financially stake and not made available to anyone else.  We do not have a subscription model where you can subscribe to the content and we go to […]

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  7. Is it worth getting a poker coach?

      Poker is a mental sport.  If you want to get good at most sports, hiring a coach will help you improve.  Today though, there are many resources you can use to improve before you need to pay a large hourly for 1-1 poker coaching.  There are high value free YouTube videos.  There are training […]

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  8. How do you train for poker?

      Poker is a mental sport.  Training for a mental sport is similar to a physical sport.  You break the game down into pieces and get repetitions in on those things. In basketball you may practice free-throws for 30 minutes per day.  In poker you can practice memorizing the correct raise-first-in ranges.  You can practice […]

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  9. How much does a poker coach cost?

      Like most things, quality and demand determine cost.  The best poker players in the world often cost $500+ per hour for a 1-on-1 coaching session.  Mid-stakes poker coaches are typically in the $50-$200/hr range.  Low-stakes poker coaches come in below $50/hr.  Often coaches offer a discount for purchasing multiple 1on1s in advance. Because these […]

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  10. What is makeup in poker staking?

      Makeup is the accumulated losses by a poker player that must be repaid before any profit is split with a staker/backer. A standard 50/50 deal with makeup means that the staker and player will both ultimately end up with a 50/50 split of profit.  Any losses accumulate and are called makeup.  This is repaid […]

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  11. How do you get staked for poker tournaments?

    The first step of course is playing poker tournaments and gaining experience. It is unlikely anyone will want to stake you in anything with no experience. There are a few ways to go about getting staked.   Sell action for a single tournament.  You may choose to sell the entire thing with the backer putting up […]

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  12. How do poker players invest?

      Poker players mostly invest like normal people.  The main difference is that a professional poker player may also invest in themselves in the form of a bankroll.   Pocarr provides financial backing to poker players so that they don’t have any financial risk.  Some players prefer to use their own money and keep 100% of […]

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  13. What is a stake in poker?

      A stake is the name for the financial backing a poker player receives.  If you receive money to play a poker tournament, you have received a stake. Poker players often look to off-load risk by selling action in poker tournaments, and offer their action to investors. At Pocarr we provide a stake to over […]

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  14. How does poker backing work?

      Poker backing, also known as poker staking, has two common ways it works:  A player sells pieces for a tournament.  He/she may want to play a $1,000 tournament and decide they only want to risk $500 on this particular tournament.  They can then sell 50% of the action to a buyer, and that person […]

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  15. What is a poker buy in?

      A poker buy in is the amount of money you must put up to enter a real money game.  In a cash game, this is often between 40 and 200 big blinds.  In a tournament, this is a fixed amount to play, with the top finishers receiving a scaled percentage of the total prizepool […]

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