Previously Published Articles Covering Poker and Business

I’ve published about two hundred articles that will ultimately be posted here. They will be added slowly.

Most of my recent articles and blogs appeared in Card Player magazine, the oldest and most respected poker periodical. Here’s what you’ll find at: cardplayer authors-alan schoonmaker. If you skim through the list, you’ll see that I’m a psychologist, not a strategist. I help readers to understand other people and themselves, and this understanding is valuable EVERYWHERE.

If you click on any title, you’ll get the beginning of that article. To read all of it, you’ll subscribe to Card Player. But, if you join my email group, you can read an article or blog or listen to a podcast several times a week FOR FREE.

They’ll be on a wide variety of subjects such as negotiating, selling, playing poker, understanding and developing yourself and relating to varied people and situations. After emailing them to subscribers, they will be posted on this website. You can always read any you missed.

Some were published at Card Player, and others were published in several other places. Some will be podcasts or unpublished articles. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time.

 

Oct 11, 2017: Regret: Part Two
Sep 19, 2017: Regret
Aug 16, 2017: Fear- Part Two
Aug 16, 2017: Fear- Part Two
Jul 19, 2017: Fear
July 15, 2017: Poker Strategy With Alan Schoonmaker: Playing With Fear
June 21, 2017: Poker Strategy With Alan Schoonmaker: It’s Not Personal
Jun 21, 2017: It’s Not Personal
May 24, 2017: Illusory Patterns In Poker
Mar 29, 2017: Confidence
Mar 01, 2017: Thinking Versus Feeling
Feb 01, 2017: How Could I Be Such An Idiot?
Dec 07, 2016: Business
Mar 29, 2017: Confidence
Mar 01, 2017: Thinking Versus Feeling
Feb 01, 2017: How Could I Be Such An Idiot?
Dec 07, 2016: Business Is A Poker Game: Acting Decisively
Oct 12, 2016: Business Is A Poker Game: Managing Risks and Information
Sep 14, 2016: Business Is A Poker Game: The Right Stuff, Part II
Jul 20, 2016: Business Is A Poker Game
Jun 22, 2016: Business Is A Poker Game: Poker Is A Great Teacher
May 25, 2016: Business Is A Poker Game
Apr 27, 2016: Business Is a Poker Game
Mar 30, 2016: Business Is a Poker Game
Mar 02, 2016: Business Is a Poker Game Part II
Feb 03, 2016: Business Is a Poker Game
Jan 06, 2016: Locus of Control — Part II
Dec 09, 2015: Locus of Control
Nov 11, 2015: Why You Can’t Beat Low-limit Games: Maximizing Bonus Profits, Part II
Sep 16, 2015: Why You Can’t Beat Low-Limit Games-Maximizing Bonus Profits
May 19, 2015: Why You Can’t Beat Low-Limit Games: Write Strategic Plans for Individuals: II
Apr 01, 2015: Why You Can’t Beat Low-limit Games: Plan Your Strategy
Mar 04, 2015: Why You Can’t Beat Low-limit Games — Part VII
Feb 04, 2015: >Why You Can’t Beat Low-limit Games — Part VI
Dec 10, 2014: Why You Can’t Beat Low-limit Games — Part V
Nov 12, 2014: Why You Can’t Beat Low-limit Games — Part IV
Oct 15, 2014: Why You Can’t Beat Low-Limit Games — Part II
Sep 17, 2014: Why You Can’t Beat Low-limit Games — Part III
Aug 20, 2014: Why You Can’t Beat Low-Limit Games.
August 19, 2014: Poker Strategy With Alan Schoonmaker: Why You Can’t Beat Low Limit Games
Jul 23, 2014: Let’s Improve Poker’s Image Part II
Jun 25, 2014: Let’s Improve Poker’s Image
May 28, 2014: We’ve Still Got Image Problems
Apr 30, 2014: Working With Your Support Network
Apr 02, 2014: Building Your Support Network
Mar 05, 2014: Do You Need a Poker Support Network?
Feb 05, 2014: Coping with Complexity
Jan 08, 2014: Mental Toughness
Dec 11, 2013: Stock Trading and Poker Psychology
Nov 13, 2013: Poker and Stock Trading Psychology Part V
Sep 18, 2013: Poker and Stock Trading Psychology
Aug 21, 2013: Poker and Stock Trading Psychology
Jul 24, 2013: Poker and Stock Trading Psychology Part Two
Jun 26, 2013: Poker And Stock Trading Psychology
May 29, 2013: Stay Young; Play Poker
May 01, 2013: Stay Young; Play Poker
Apr 03, 2013: Stay Young; Play Poker Part VI
Mar 20, 2013: Stay Young: Play Poker Part V
Feb 06, 2013: Stay Young; Play Poker – Part IV
Jan 09, 2013: Stay Young; Play Poker — Part III
Dec 12, 2012: Poker, Life and Other Confusing Things
Nov 14, 2012: Stay Young; Play Poker — Part II
Oct 17, 2012: Stay Young, Play Poker
Sep 19, 2012: Underestimating Your Opponents – Part II
Aug 22, 2012: Underestimating Your Opponents
Jul 25, 2012: Switching From Online to Brick and Mortar Poker Manage Your Bankroll Conservatively
Jun 27, 2012: Switching From Online To Brick and Mortar Poker Adjust To The Painfully Slow Pace
May 30, 2012: Switching From Online To Brick & Mortar Poker
Apr 04, 2012: Switching From Online To Brick-and-Mortar Poker
Mar 07, 2012: Switching From Online To Brick & Mortor Poker
Feb 08, 2012: Switching From Online To Brick and Mortar Poker
Jan 11, 2012: Switching From Online To Brick and Mortar Poker
Dec 14, 2011: Switching From Online To Brick and Mortar Poker Poker
Nov 16, 2011: Switching From Online To B&M Poker
Oct 19, 2011: Switching From Online To B&M Poker
Sep 21, 2011: Switching from Online to Brick-and-Mortar Poker — Part IV Will You Go On Tilt?
Aug 24, 2011: Switching From Online to Brick-and-Mortar Poker: Part III Will You Go On Tilt?
Jul 27, 2011: Switching from Online to Live Poker
July 23, 2011, 17:29: CAN AMERICANS LEGALLY PLAY POKER ONLINE?
Jun 29, 2011: Switching From Online to Brick-and-Mortar Casino Poker
June 11, 2011, 13:37: Marketing Myopia
Jun 07, 2011: Switching From Online to Brick-and-Mortar Casino Poker Adjusting to the happenings on April 15
May 23, 2011: Free Webinar On Switching To B&M Games
May 13, 2011: How Much Should Online Players Socialize In B&M Games?
May 10, 2011: Can YOU overcome B&M’s higher costs?
May 06, 2011: Which Help Should You Get?
April 29, 2011: What Should We Do About Black Friday?
April 26, 2011: Will Online Players Become Predators Or Prey?
April 25, 2011: More Objections to My Blog
April 22, 2011: Objections to My Latest Blog
April 19, 2011 20:30: Irrational Reactions to the Indictments
Apr 15, 2011: Which Help Should You Get?
April 12, 2011: I’m Back
Mar 18, 2011: Which Help Should You Get?
Feb 18, 2011: Which Help Should You Get?
Jan 18, 2011: Which Help Should You Get?
Dec 24, 2010: Which Help Should You Get?
Dec 01, 2010: Sports Desk – By Aodhán Elder
Nov 26, 2010: Which Help Should You Get?
November 09, 2010 : What’s The Best Attitude, Take 2
November 06, 2010: What’s The Best Attitude?
October 31, 2010: Does Darwinism Apply To Poker?
Oct 29, 2010: Which Help Should You Get?
October 22, 2010: I’m Ready To Quit
October 15, 2010: BS Claims
October 14, 2010: Focusing On The Long Term
October 13, 2010: When Pros Lose Interest In Poker
October 12, 2010: Coping With Lost Interest
October 11, 2010: I’ve Lost Interest In Poker
October 01, 2010: Pain and Personality Change
October 01, 2010: How Can You Hide Tells?
Oct 01, 2010: Why Do Kids Dominate the World Series of Poker Championship?
September 26, 2010: Can We Change Our Personalities?
September 23, 2010: Pointless Arguments
September 22, 2010: Reacting to Mistakes
September 20, 2010: What is Poker Psychology Coaching?
Sep 03, 2010: Math Brats’ Psychology
Aug 06, 2010: Questions From Russia: Part III
Jul 09, 2010: More Questions From Russia
Jun 11, 2010: Questions From Russia
May 14, 2010: Another Look at Forgiving Yourself
Apr 16, 2010: You’re Not Entitled to Win
Mar 19, 2010: Nosebleed-Stakes Psychology
Feb 19, 2010: Nosebleed-Stakes Psychology
Jan 22, 2010: No-Limit Hold’em Limpfests
Dec 25, 2009: Are You Really Unlucky?
Nov 27, 2009: Bad Beats and Murphy’s Law
Oct 30, 2009: Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone — Part III
Oct 02, 2009: Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone — Part II
Sep 04, 2009: Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone
Aug 07, 2009: Winners Attack Weak Players
Jul 10, 2009: Winners Push When They Are Winning
Jun 11, 2009: What Do Real Poker Players Feel?
May 26, 2009: Winners are Selectively Aggressive
Apr 29, 2009: Are Fancy Bluffs Profitable?
Mar 20, 2009: Winners Act Decisively
Feb 20, 2009: Winners are Judiciously Deceptive
Jan 23, 2009: Winners Consider Complexities
Dec 26, 2008: Winners Focus on Other People
Nov 25, 2008: Winners Focus on Power – Part II
Oct 31, 2008: Winners Focus on Power
Oct 03, 2008: Winners Use Feedback Loops Well – Part II
Sep 11, 2008: Winners Use Feedback Loops Well
Aug 06, 2008: Winners Focus on the Here and Now
Jul 09, 2008: Winners Probe Effectively
Jun 11, 2008: Winners Probe Effectively
May 14, 2008: Winners Concentrate Intensely
Apr 09, 2008: Winners Prepare Thoroughly: Part VI
Mar 12, 2008: Winners Prepare Thoroughly: Part V
Feb 13, 2008: Winners Prepare Thoroughly: Part IV
Jan 16, 2008: Winners Prepare Thoroughly – Part III
Dec 19, 2007: Winners Prepare Thoroughly – Part II
Nov 27, 2007: Winners Prepare Thoroughly – Part I
Oct 24, 2007: Winners are Brutally Realistic
Oct 02, 2007: Winners are Brutally Realistic
Aug 29, 2007: Are You Emotionally Ready to Win?
Aug 01, 2007: Are You Emotionally Ready to Win?
Jul 04, 2007: Are You Emotionally Ready to Win?
Jun 12, 2007: Learning Efficiently – Part III
May 09, 2007: Learning Efficiently – Part II
Apr 11, 2007: Learning Efficiently
Mar 14, 2007: Do You Really Need a Coach?
Feb 20, 2007: Should You Switch to No-Limit Hold’em?
Jan 17, 2007: Should You Switch to No-Limit Hold’em?
Dec 26, 2006: Should You Switch to No-Limit Hold’em?
Nov 28, 2006: Should You Switch to No-Limit Hold’em?
Oct 25, 2006: Should You Switch to No-Limit Hold’em? Reading and Adjusting to Players – Part I
Sep 27, 2006: Should You Switch to No-Limit Hold’em?
Aug 30, 2006: Should You Switch to No-Limit Hold’em? Part V – Which Games Should You Choose?
Aug 08, 2006: Should You Switch to No-Limit Hold’em? Part IV – Where Do You Want the Big Stacks?
Jul 11, 2006: Should You Switch To No-Limit Hold’em?
Jun 13, 2006: Should You Switch to No-Limit Hold’em? Part II – The Critical Psychological Traits
May 16, 2006: Should You Switch to No-Limit Hold’em?
Apr 18, 2006: Planning Your Personal Development – Part VI, Making Your Plan
Mar 21, 2006: Planning Your Personal Development Part V
Feb 21, 2006: Planning Your Personal Development Part IV
Jan 24, 2006: Planning Your Personal Development – Part III
Dec 27, 2005: Planning Your Personal Development Part II
Nov 29, 2005: Planning Your Personal Development – Part I
Nov 01, 2005: The Coaches’ Dilemma
Oct 04, 2005: It’s a Great Party. But… Part II
Sep 06, 2005: It’s a Great Party. But… Part 1
Aug 09, 2005: Would You Bust Your Own Grandmother? – Part II – March to the beat of your own drummer
Jun 14, 2005: Would You Bust Your Own Grandmother? – Part I
May 17, 2005: Taking Notes – Part III
Apr 19, 2005: Taking Notes – Part II
Mar 22, 2005: Taking Notes – Part I
Feb 11, 2005: Machismo
Jan 14, 2005: The Boy Scouts Got it Right
Dec 31, 2004: Anger Management – Part III: Easing the Problem
Dec 03, 2004: Anger Management – Part II: Aggravating Factors
Nov 05, 2004: Anger Management – Part I: Causes and Effects
Oct 08, 2004: When Should You Quit?
Sep 10, 2004: The Lottery Mentality – Part II: Some Professionals’ Reactions
Aug 13, 2004: The Lottery Mentality – Part I: Introduction
Jul 16, 2004: First Impressions – Part III: Creating False Impressions
Jun 18, 2004: First Impressions – Part II: Reading Cards and Players
May 12, 2004: First Impressions – Part I: General Principles
Apr 23, 2004: Tilt – Part IV: Coping With It
Mar 26, 2004: Tilt – Part III: Exploiting It
Feb 27, 2004: Tilt, Part II: Creating It
Jan 30, 2004: Tilt, Part I: Avoiding It
Jan 02, 2004: Another Battle of the Sexes
Dec 05, 2003: Nasty People
Nov 07, 2003: Overestimating our Abilities
Oct 10, 2003: It’s a New Era
Sep 12, 2003: Playing the Rush – Part II – Defense
Aug 15, 2003: Playing the Rush – Part I – Offense
Jul 18, 2003: Wednesday Poker Discussion Group’s 100th Meeting
Jun 20, 2003: Fun vs. Profit
May 23, 2003: Freud and Poker
Apr 25, 2003: Nobody Understands Us
Mar 28, 2003: ESP is Nonsense!
Feb 28, 2003: ‘Running Bad’ or Playing Badly? – Part II
Jan 31, 2003: ‘Running Bad’ or Playing Badly? – Part I
Jan 03, 2003: I’m Quitting This #%&@ Game!
Dec 06, 2002: Obnoxious Jerks Part II: Taking Their Chips
Nov 08, 2002: Obnoxious Jerks Part I: Understanding Them and Our Reactions
Oct 11, 2002: Our Deadly Sins
Sep 13, 2002: Arrogance, the Biggest Bankroll Buster