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Finding Folds

by Ed Miller |  Published: Feb 22, 2012

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The past few weeks I’ve started putting together a new book. It’s written for regular $1-$2, $1-$3, and $2-$5 live no-limit hold’em players. The goal is to take average players at these stakes who neither win nor lose much over the long term and show them everything they need to be the best players at the table. I compiled a list of all the common bad habits that average small stakes players exhibit. In doing so, I realized that there is a doozy of a bad habit that I haven’t written nearly enough about. Once you learn not to play every pot and aimlessly chase big hands, you’re already doing ok at small stakes games. The biggest mistake players at this stage make is that they pay off way, way too often on the turn and river with second-best hands. It’s the river in a $1-$2 game. The pot is ...


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