Tom "TIME" Leonard

Tom has been writing about poker since 1994 and has played across the USA for over 40 years, playing every game in almost every card room in Atlantic City, California and Las Vegas.

Today, we are going to ignore online poker and examine the differences between playing poker in private games at someone’s home or in clubs versus playing poker in public cardrooms or casinos Read more

When it comes to poker, I’ve often written that knowledge is power and guessers are losers – and while I do adhere to those two dictums, let’s face it … sometimes you … Read more

Are not the tactics and strategy for much of poker surrounded by deceit and cunning? I don’t imagine Machiavelli played poker but I’m certain he would have been a force to be … Read more

Many live poker cardrooms and casinos offer promotions to help encourage traffic at their venues. Most of these promotions can actually change the way the game of poker is optimally played Read more

I found myself not only making the final table but wound up facing down, heads-up, none other than the Godfather of poker, Mr. Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson! That’s right, the man himself … Read more

Be proactive and always have a plan. I know when you decide to play poker you’re not planning to fail, so make sure you don’t fail to plan. Read more

Tweet, tweet… what does a canary have to do with poker? I’m certain you are all familiar with the use of pigeons, donkeys and fish as poker terms but canaries might be … Read more

I bet the title of this article caught your attention, especially if you fall prey to the universally eschewed poker downfall of going on tilt. There are many forms of tilt and … Read more

Last week I played a slightly bizarre hold’em session at my all time favorite cardroom, Timmy Magic’s Poker Palace. All the current regulars were there along with some regulars of yesteryear who … Read more

There are many articles and chapters in poker books dedicated to advice directed at knowing when and how poker players should move up in stakes. However, there doesn’t seem to be too … Read more

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