Ask Leatherass a question to win his new book

    • unshpe
      unshpe
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      Do you think writing poker books is good for poker? Would you still produce strategy content if you were grinding for a living fulltime ?
    • dooleslovs
      dooleslovs
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      How much hands did you play this year? Which stakes? What winrates?
    • 13BlackCats
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      Do you still feel something in your gut when you hit a big hand/ when you pull a big move or is this feeling gone forever?
    • MrTrocks
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      What do u think how much work u have to spent in today's game to be a winning player and how much % would u spend in the practical and theoretical part. 40% to 60%? Sry for my English :D
    • pertla125
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      When it comes to constructing 3-betting and 4-betting ranges for bluff/value following the basic GTO math implementations,do you think that it is more important to be perfectly balanced in early ante/mid stages of a big MTT or in a standard cash game and why?

      :spade: Since there has been a lot of ''moaning'' about games being tougher(especially online),do you think that forbiding tracking softwares and HUD usage will give the game more time to breathe,and do you think that is the only way for a better,more talented and more dedicated regulars to exert the significant amount of overall edge over bad/mediocore ones and can you see the biggest online poker rooms banning these softwares in the near future?
    • leshkopoker
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      Hello Dusty,

      What would you advise to Gus Hansen to get unstuck? Also, what would you do in his shoes? Quit?

      Filip
    • metza
      metza
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      It's been a while since your article about the bad effects of multitabling on the brain, can you give any more insight on that now that you've had a bit of time to try and counteract what that was doing to you?
    • mysteryman21
      mysteryman21
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      I want to ask question about playing super deep(over 300),because most reg plays deep very poorly. What do we want to do to put huge pressure on them?
    • tonypmm
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      Do you think it's possible to make a poker profit of at least 10% of yours by putting in 25% of your work, or do you think poker is a 'do-or-die' activity where only fully dedicated players can earn a living?

      Not all people are made for success, and far not everyone craves it. Some treat poker like a puzzle, a hobby that earns enough to survive, rather than a way to earn big money.

      I don't find poker the most interesting game (find chess much more beautiful), but I also hate pushing myself because I don't need much, the reward-to-effort ratio to me is the biggest when I do the minimum needed to earn just a bit more than the living wage (that excess bit being left in the bankroll to prevent going broke). I still believe that this minimum in poker is less than the effort needed for a sociopath to last long at an equivalent real job.

      I don't need the new book because I play all kinds of flop games except cash NLHE, but 'Treat Your Poker Like a Business' has been very helpful to me (at least as to taking days off on specific weekdays and kicking unsupportive people out of my environment :f_grin: ), and I'm grateful to you for it and looking forward to reading your answers to our questions! :f_love:
    • asimos
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      Have you played a hand, or can you imagine one if not, where you shove-bluff vs 3bet on the river 200bb deep after had checked-called both on the flop and on the turn as pfr in single raised pot?
    • sherriffatman
      sherriffatman
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      Joined: 30.04.2009 Posts: 268
      hi dusty - if you had to restart your BR from scratch - say with only $200-300, how would you go about it? - what games/levels/ would you play and why. please?

      -
    • pertla125
      pertla125
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      Hey guys,

      Does anyone know when the interview and the winners of the book will be published? :)
    • BarryCarter
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      Originally posted by pertla125
      Hey guys,

      Does anyone know when the interview and the winners of the book will be published? :)
      Dusty should be letting us know early next week
    • BarryCarter
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      Apologies for the delay guys.

      The winners are:

      Pertla125, Fr0z3nByt3, 13Blackcats, Crokid and PumaPerez.

      I'm adding them as friends now, they should accept my request and them PM me with their email address for the books.

      Dustys answers will be live this week.
    • BarryCarter
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      Ok guys I'm about to post Dustys answers, so keep in mind its not me answering them, its just my account :)
    • BarryCarter
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      Originally posted by lila28
      If you would have chance to start your poker carrier over with your this time knowledge, what you definitely would do differently then you actually did? What is biggest mistakes you think that you made?
      This is a great question. Truthfully, not a whole lot. I
      thought I had a pretty good sense of how to handle the opportunity I
      was presented when it was presented to me. Because I knew how to
      handle it when many others didn't, I was able to write Treat Your
      Poker Like A Business in 2009 with much success. My golf and business
      background helped tremendously and definitely shaped my thought
      process and how I handled my career. I realize this is a bit of a
      brash reply, but the way I handled my career from day 1 is something I
      take great pride in.

      If any mistakes were made, it was playing for a couple of months in
      2005 with out rake back and Poker Tracker. I learned about these two
      things after a couple of months of playing poker online. That being
      said, I wasn't playing the game for a living at that time. Once poker
      became my job, I have few regrets on how I have handled it.

      Dusty
    • BarryCarter
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      Originally posted by lila28
      If you would have chance to start your poker carrier over with your this time knowledge, what you definitely would do differently then you actually did? What is biggest mistakes you think that you made?
      The best players are able to think outside the box, be
      their own boss, aren't afraid to make mistakes, have a healthy
      detachment from money, perform better under pressure, they're patient
      and they believe in themselves. Great players do all of these things
      well. Good players do most of them well. Average players do some of
      them well and bad players do few if any of these things well.


      Dusty
    • BarryCarter
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      Originally posted by Fr0z3nByt3
      How much time should today's poker player dedicate to study and what do you think is more optimal: grind a lot and gain more experience/feel for the game or take more time away from the tables to watch videos/read books/review?
      This is a tough question. In Treat Your Poker Like A
      Business, I said to spend 80% of your time playing and 20% studying. I
      also gave guidelines on when it was appropriate to deviate from that.
      These days so much has changed. Win rates are thinner which means
      there is less to be gained from studying. Furthermore, since the trend
      is to take more of a GTO based strategy, the regs are less
      exploitable. Back in the day studying was awesome. I could open up my
      database, comb through various players and walk away with pages of
      notes on how to exploit massive leaks. These days I open up my
      database and don't find many massive leaks anymore. My studying is
      always productive, but nothing like it used to be.

      I think if you're playing for a living, I'd spend at least 3-5 hours a
      week to watch videos, mess around with poker software programs etc.
      It's somewhat of a personal choice, however. Some people need to study
      more than others. It's no different than when you're in school.
      Everyone's brains work differently.

      Dusty
    • BarryCarter
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      Originally posted by PumaPerez
      if you could choose only one of these attributes which is by your opinion most important to be the great player: passion, determination, creativness? or something else? how would you describe yourself as poker player in one word?
      Passion breeds determination which then in turn breeds
      creativeness. My answer is passion because I like buy 1 get 2 free
      deals! If I were to describe my career in one word I would say
      determination. I was determined from the moment I found out online
      poker existed to make it my career. I wanted out of the 9-5 3 figure
      weekly paychecks as much or more than anyone you could ever meet. It
      was "get rich or die trying" for me ever since I was a kid.

      Dusty
    • BarryCarter
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      Originally posted by cserti
      Do you ever daydream of where you whould be in your golfcareer if you didn't choose to play poker for a living? #NoRegrets
      I do. I'd like to think that I would've been on the PGA tour
      with a wife and kids greeting me on the 18th hole after I won the
      Master's. But too much needed to go right for me for that to happen.
      It just wasn't meant to be for me. The odds were never great in the
      first place. While I have excellent hand eye coordination, I'm not
      physically gifted, I had a heart attack at 23, I didn't have the money
      to chase the dream, I never had an encouraging girlfriend and
      everything just seemed like an uphill battle. I've made several half
      hearted attempts over the last few years, but my wife (now ex wife
      ha!) always ruined them. I'm content to continue to play poker and
      enjoy my kids. I will say this though. So long as I'm not foolish with
      my money and my health stays in tact, I will absolutely start playing
      full time again when I am 46-48 years old so I can make a run at the
      Champions tour.

      Dusty