This week in Poker Twitter News we bring you some of the most interesting tweets of the past week, including two posts from two Phils – Hellmuth and Galfond!
Phil Hellmuth looks back at the beginning of his career
Phil is playing poker for more than 25 years and during this time he has seen a lot of final tables and wins. He should write a book.
That “Hall of Fame” poker tourn Main Event was one I was after! It was a crown jewel (like a golf “Major”). I had chip lead in it 1988, and blew it; the great @ItsJohnnyChan won it. I remember I won it 30 minutes after wifey arrived in person to watch #POSITIVITY https://t.co/5KUN7ANJRL— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) January 16, 2023
Phil in the company of Jason Koon
First he beats him in High Stakes Duel III for $1.6 million and then he gets invited to his home game as well?!
Poker IQ Test
Businessman and avid poker player Bill Perkins has created a Poker IQ Test and you can try it yourself. What’s your score?
What would you do if someone disconnects?
Matt Vaughan started an interesting discussion about disconnects and how some poker players try to exploit that. Be honest with us. What would you do?
Hey so you know how streamers will often use their timebank when someone else disconnects to give them max time to make it back? well it turns out this dude will snap min bet to win the hand lmao. In the $500 on WSOP.— Matt Vaughan (@mEVpoker) January 16, 2023
sometimes I forget how default scummy this poker world is. pic.twitter.com/ODzyovQ1wj
0 hands, I play perfectly
Patrick Howard’s take on how many hands you should be focusing on In post-session review.
If you play 1,000 hands and you don’t have at least a dozen spots to study after your session, you’re probably not thinking hard enough about your plays— Patrick Howard (@mobiuspoker) January 15, 2023
Phil Galfond on patience and focus
Galfond regularly shares poker and business knowledge with us, completely for free. Here’s some from this week. And he’s also celebrating his 38th birthday today, so happy birthday!
90% of successful poker players underestimate what they'd be capable of outside of poker.— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) January 12, 2023
The other 10% don't overestimate it. They just think they're ready for the big leagues too soon.
Success in poker indicates great potential, but it takes time to learn the next game.
If job involves “performance,” meaning being *100% on* for 30+ min at a time, note the toll same-day prep takes on your mind.— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) January 15, 2023
I eliminated all work & study before poker sessions after seeing the clear correlation between it & my ability to access the top 20% of my brainpower.
3 most essential traits to excel in poker
The 3 most essential traits to excel in poker:— The Poker Mindset (@pokermindset) January 14, 2023
♠ Ambition - "I f*cking want this... badly"
♠ Humility - "I don't know everything... so I'll keep learning every day"
♠ Work ethic - "I won't be outworked"
If you're lacking in any of these 3 traits, your money is mine.