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Morgan's Straight Takes It

The completed board read 47T98 when we found Jordan Morgan and an opponent heads up in the hand. With well over 10,000 already in the middle, action checked over to Morgan who fired 3,500. His ...


You've Got To Adjust To Your Opponents

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Oct 01, 2012

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Poker’s a people game. Your ability to read your opponents and adjust your strategies to their tendencies is essential to becoming a first-rate player. Learn to do it effectively and you’ll crush even the toughest of games. It was a tougher than average Tuesday afternoon $40-80 limit hold’em game at the Bellagio. The field folded to Tristan, a talented pro, who opened with a button raise on my big blind. The small blind folded and I peered down to the 9 9. I play this situation differently depending on my opponent and texture. Sometimes I flat call, knowing that my hand is highly likely to be stronger than the raiser’s. I make this play both as a trapping and deceptive strategy. Playing in this manner, I can often acquire greater value on later streets, particularly against aggressive opponents. If I three-bet, I’m giving an aware player information about the strength ...


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