How To Become a Poker Rockstar

During the Purpose Inc. Poker Tournament at Affiliate Summit West, I got a chance to try out my poker playing skills against affiliates who’s been playing for years. I didn’t make it into the final table but I did came 13th, which was only three spots away. However, I should have gotten knocked out a lot sooner. Looking at my play, I made some really stupid bets that pay off because of sheer luck.

The next day, I got an email from my good friend Neil Patel. Included in the email was an eBook he wrote on how to win at Poker. My first thought was, “Why couldn’t you send me this before I went to DK’s tournament?” The eBook is a free giveaway on Neil’s new blog, Online Poker Lowdown.

Most people know Neil as an entrepreneur but he is also a poker fanatic. When he started, he tried to read as much information online about poker but couldn’t find one good website that could help him go from not knowing anything about poker to becoming an expert.

After a while he gave up and decided that he would get good at it by playing in countless tournaments and games. That strategy worked and he did get good. The problem was he lost over $13,000 before he got good. Online Poker Lowdown is Neil’s venue to blog about all the things he learned and continue to learn about poker.

On his About page, Neil promise three things with his new blog:

  1. You’ll become a poker rockstar – if you are willing to put the time and effort into getting good at poker, I promise that I’ll do everything in my power to make you a poker rockstar. From teaching you about the basics to helping you with advanced poker strategy.
  2. I’ll save you money – I can’t guarantee that you won’t lose money, but I’ll help you avoid the dumb mistakes I made so you won’t have to spend $13,000 to get good at poker.
  3. I’ll never brag – a lot of people like talking about how much money they make playing poker. You’ll never have to worry about that with me because it does no good for me to brag. Just think of it this way, if I told you how I made thousands dollars playing poker will it help you make thousands of dollars? No! So there is no point in me bragging.

If you want to play some poker but don’t like the idea of losing $13,000 before getting good, then download Neil’s guide and save yourself a lot of money. While you’re there, sign up for his RSS feed since Neil updates the blog quite frequently.

I’ll be using all of Neil’s tips for DK’s next poker tournament. All you players better watch out!


44 thoughts on “How To Become a Poker Rockstar”

  1. Sounds good! I prefer blackjack though, it seems safer to me for some reason. However, I’ll check out the blog because I don’t know how to play poker but would love to learn!

    1. d3so says:

      You can also game blackjack lol.
      I’m not too good at poker either.

      1. ikki says:

        me neither, i like to watach pokerstars net

        1. Hey John,

          Poker is said to be a game of shrewd minds. I think that one needs to be able to maintain a poker face in addition to being smart.

          The poker face is something that I’d have a hard time with and perhaps you too, even though I think you can do that with ease after some practice.

          As for the poker ebook That is something I’m not interested in at all right now.

          Learn the tricks first since you already seem to be into it and when I’m ready for it I’ll give it as shot too.

      2. Poker and blackjack are the only 2 gambling games that you are able to game, but you have to work at it.

  2. PPC Ian says:

    Sounds like a great poker guide, I think I’m going to download this! I’m looking to sharpen my skills before I go to Vegas next time!

    1. d3so says:

      Yeah, my 21st is coming up and I can finally hit up the casinos. I wonder how different it is from playing online.

      1. I’d rather spend my money on advertising.

    2. Just downloaded the book and gone thru it real quick.

      Its a nice book no doubt. Even i got to know some new things

      1. D3so,

        Are you already playing poker online? If so it should be similar to playing live but ast the same time very different because of direct eye contact and the need to maintain a real poker face that doesn’t let the other players to get any hint as to how you feel about your hand.

        1. d3so says:

          i play on my iphone, not for real money though, just fun.
          I bet it’s more intense when you’re playing live.

  3. My wife love to play poker and she is looking to enter the Las Vegas competition for 10k..all I got to say is pray for me if she don’t double her money..

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

    1. Hey Traffic Coleman,

      I think that someone hass already expressed in their comment that your “signing off” is redundant and even annoying.

      Take a lesson from poker and be more subtle.

      1. Dan Lew says:

        Lol, I somewhat agree, but hey check out my signature, much better!

        Daniel son: wax on, wax off!

        1. Hey Dan,

          Wax on wax off is much better. Anything that is fresh is bearable.

          No signature in comments is best. I know you don’t use one there.

  4. Chooey says:

    Looks like a good ebook. I love to play me some poker once in a while.

  5. ridho says:

    I’m not a poker guy, yet this is so much interesting to me. I thing I’m going to download this.

    1. I’m just not a gambling guy. Can’t stand to lose money.

      1. Dan Lew says:

        We work so hard for our money to let it run from our hands? It doesn’t make sense to me either 🙂

  6. seo forum says:

    I believe that poker is based on skills (and luck too) but there are tactics out there which might change the game for you (of course if you do it right)

    I dont know why but you reminded me about 21 (the movie) about that guy who was a genius in blackjack (well actually he was a genius in card counting if i might spoil the movie :P)

  7. Neil Patel is also a Poker player ? sound strange but if you are telling it is to believe on the same, so he is writing the blog because couldn’t find the best one during his learning.

    Nice move Neil ! best of luck man.

  8. Domain Nitro says:

    I like his domain name and you are right, he has learned a lot which most real players won’t tell anyone succintly. they want some of your donkey money first…

  9. Alex Dumitru says:

    I’m also a poker fanatic and I’m going to read NEil’s blog 🙂

  10. This is surely a very good blog about poker and Neil is back with something really good. I play poker very frequently and playing for 3-4 years now but i think i can still learn somethings from his blog.

  11. WTF News says:

    I havent played in ages, but after reading this thread I decided to open pokerstars and I won about $50 on the old ring tables hehe 😀

    Thanks for the little motivation John. Will also check out Neils blog, interested to see what he has to say.

  12. Harshad says:

    That’s a must read for me. I don’t know much about Poker but I know it’s fun.

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      Playing poker is really fun.

  13. fas says:

    Lets see how better you can become John!

  14. When I make my million in affiliate marketing, then laybe I’ll try and figure out poker and how to get good at it.

  15. Abhik says:

    i will take training about poker because i don’t understand all thing… i must learn…

  16. Dan Lew says:

    I used to sneak in the casinos when I was 15 years old, my mum once dragged me out by the ears and told security, 1 month later I was back in again 🙂

    1. Harshad says:

      HAHAHA same here… I used to do that when I was in College. Thank God my parents never knew about it 😀

  17. bagus says:

    i like poker,can we play together?

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      I also love to play Poker.

  18. For those who want practice first, there are plenty of places to play for free against real players.

    1. I play poker on Extrememobwars. Its a MMORPG

      Which hosts poker tourneys every now and then

      It just love it

  19. I’ve always been terrible at poker for some reason. I guess because in my youth I was never really exposed to most adult card games.

    However, I am the Uno master. My wife and I play that a lot.

  20. Rich Student says:

    Well done John, I used to play poker full time for a year, my game was fixed limit texas holdem. But my money management skills was poor lol.. It’s so addictive that I didn’t value money, ended up losing my bankroll haha.. good times though 😀

  21. RateADoctor says:

    It’s as simple as “the hand dealt”. Although all the successful poker players I know always tell me to play the player and not the cards…as for blackjack, this is the closest to a decent chance you have

  22. nintendo 3ds says:

    Free ebook are always good especially when it comes from some expert which is recommended by another expert. Well did it just get confusing here?

    Thanks for the ebook Neil. I have also signed up for the rss and John, thanks to you too 🙂

  23. Haha nice tips there. Have heard about Neil Patel and his addiction to Poker. You too should try some good hands there.

  24. Neon SRT4 says:

    I really loose always at poker. Because i am a big newbie there. Nice Tips Man.

  25. I don’t think I have the right sunglasses or hat to play properly.

  26. Design Flyer says:

    Well tips are nice but unfortunately I don’t like the game..

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