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Oh Leads Day 1B

Day 1b is done and we have our final 10 players. Young Oh is leading the pack with 604,000, which puts him atop both starting flights. The player known as DD had the chip lead ...


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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