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.

As poker players we should all be familiar with probability. After all it is the underpinning of the game and permits us to know what is a good bet Read more

There is an enormous contingent of online poker players who have rarely or never played in live public games for a variety of reasons. These reasons would include being underage, not having …
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Hold’em strategies continue to evolve and catch the fancy of some players and are dismissed by others. One such strategy is “Floating” Read more

What could be more fun than scamming friends out of a few coins of the realm by outsmarting them with some proposition bets concerning fifty-two pasteboards? Read more

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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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