After three days of poker at the 2014 Paddy Power Irish Open, the unofficial final table is set and Dave Pollock is the chip leader heading into the final day of play (Note: A final ...
He Got Good Value from Me...
by Roy Cooke | Published: Oct 17, 2012
I’ve learned much through observation, both at and away from the poker table. At the table I observe plays and analyze the thought process the player likely went through. With some players, I’m never able to understand their thinking. With others, I both grow my knowledge of plays and ascertain how to read their future hands. I was in a solid Tuesday afternoon $40-$80 limit hold’em game at the Bellagio. The field all folded to the small blind, an excellent local pro who raised my big blind. I looked down to the A 8. I mix up blind versus blind situations a lot, sometimes raising and sometimes flat calling. I disguise a lot of hands, flatting with some of my raising range and raising with a lot of non-standard raising hands. When I flat my opponents raise, I’m expecting my opponent to fire on the flop with 100 percent of ...
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