We are excited to welcome Lee Jones to the Global Poker family, as a guest poker celebrity contributor. Lee will provide valuable insights, stories and strategy tips to the Global Poker community, drawing first hand on his years at the felt.

Lee is a widely published poker author., with a 25-year-old book, Winning Low Limit Hold’em, which is still considered a reference on limit hold’em. Lee has also published hundreds of articles in Card Player, Bluff, Poker News, Poker News Daily, and many other publications and websites.

He has spent the last 30 years thinking about how poker works, what makes a good poker game, and how to maximize the players’ enjoyment. Lee has given many talks and written numerous articles on poker as a sport, the real-life lessons taught by poker, and other benefits of the game. He has spent a quarter century teaching poker and explaining poker to beginners and celebrities. Basically, nobody loves poker more then Lee!

BARGE—The Original Meet-Up Game

January 25, 2021 | Lee Jones

Originally formed so players could hang out and chat poker, BARGE has become the stuff of poker folklore. Lee Jones explains why and shares his fond memories.

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Split-Pot Games Are Awesome

December 14, 2020 | Lee Jones

Split pots can be fun, and if played well, profitable. In this post, Lee Jones shares the secrets to beating any kind of split-pot game.

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Splash Pots change Everything

December 7, 2020 | Lee Jones

Have you ever been in a splash pot? Do you know what to do when you’re in one? Do you even know what a splash pot is? Our Lee Jones gives us the skinny on what they are and what you should do when you’re in one.

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Robert Iler On Poker, Pain, And Pajamas

November 23, 2020 | Lee Jones

At the start of my video interview with Robert Iler, I had a confession to make: “I’ve never seen an episode of The Sopranos.” He chuckled, “Well, I’m probably about eight episodes ahead of you; they made us watch the first episode of every season at the premiere.”

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Yes, You Can Fold AK

November 2, 2020 | Lee Jones

Through a story of his own experiences, Lee Jones—our self-confessed poker lover—reassures us that folding AK is OK, and it can help our overall game.

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When The Going Turns Weird

October 26, 2020 | Lee Jones

Lee Jones recalls stories from his rich poker past, playing live poker and a couple of unforgettable moments when things got weird at the table.”

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9-Max Or 6-Max

October 19, 2020 | Lee Jones

When you first sit down to play poker online, one of the first decisions you have to make is how many opponents you want to face? This article talks about what's best to play!

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Go Big On The River In Poker

October 12, 2020 | Lee Jones

You’re on the river, heads-up, and last to act. Furthermore, you’ve got a strong hand; a hand that beats many decent value hands. Maybe, even, an extremely powerful hand—the nuts or close to it. What do you do next?

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Why Ante(s) Matter

September 29, 2020 | Lee Jones

Why do antes matter? In another Lee Jones blog post, he takes a look at antes, and their effect on how you act in a tournament. That’s handy, isn’t it? The Bounty Series and Eagle Cup are coming soon…

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Time to Push or Fold

September 16, 2020 | Lee Jones

When is it time to push or fold in poker, Lee Jones gives his views looking at different poker situations!

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Gwen the GOAT

September 14, 2020 | Lee Jones

Gwen is a perfectly normal poker player. She has a wife, a couple of kids, and a good job with colleagues she respects and enjoys. But like the families and colleagues of many poker junkies, they don’t fully get this poker thing.

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A salute to Mike Sexton

September 04, 2020 | Lee Jones

Mike Sexton has spent a lifetime making poker and poker players better. In this post, we pay tribute to Mike and his contribution to poker!

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What is Poker?

September 03, 2020 | Lee Jones

How far can you strip the game of poker to its bare bones and still have a game that is reasonably called “poker”?

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Female Global Poker WSOP Champ On Women In Poker

August 19, 2020 | Lee Jones

Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero won the 2020 World Series of Poker Event #31, ($1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em) for a $310,000 payday. Lee talks to Nahrain about her experiences of winning the title and about women in poker.

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Two And A Half More Must Read Books

July 20, 2020 | Lee Jones

One book that came just before the dawn of the Moneymaker/TV era, and another book that describes seeing that dawn and the insane days that followed. And one extra dessert treat just because…

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1994 WSOP Trip Report. Part Two

July 06, 2020 | Lee Jones

In the first part of this travelogue, Lee Jones described his arrival at the World Series of Poker at Binion’s Horseshoe in 1994. Find out what happens next…

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Managing A Tournament Short Stack

June 29, 2020 | Lee Jones

It’s highly likely that at some point during your next poker tournament you’re going to find yourself on a medium or short stack. Let’s talk about how to manage that situation and prep yourself to move up the chip ladder.

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4 Tips To Protect Your Online Poker Playing

June 07, 2020 | Lee Jones

Online poker and virtual worlds — usually require users to register before they can begin to play. What might happen if I share my personal information online? Here are tips to protect against fraudulent behavior!

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Four Tips To Surviving Poker Downswings

May 15, 2020 | Lee Jones

How do we play our best game and maintain emotional equilibrium when the poker storms are ripping sails from the mast of our boat, threatening to blow in the windows of our financial cottage, and other scary analogies?

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Me & Johnny Moss

May 8, 2020 | Lee Jones

Johnny Moss was a Texas road gambler who won the World Series of Poker main event twice (in 1971 and 1974). Let me regale you in a tale of me & Johnny Moss...

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How To Start A Poker Home Game

April 29, 2020 | Lee Jones

So, you want to start a home game. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to start a home game? Home poker games are some of the most fun you can have, and it’s incredibly easy to start one.

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