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Dave Pollock Leads Unofficial Final Table

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 ...

How Real is Your Brain

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Oct 31, 2012


I’d been having a bad run of cards and found myself “paying off” loads of situations with the worst hand. During that terrible run, like most people, I didn’t have my usual high level of confidence in my decisions. But, I certainly wasn’t on tilt. I had made numerous payoffs because the Bellagio $40-$80 limit hold’em games had been playing fast and furious with numerous big pots. And you don’t want to lose big pots by folding a winner for one bet. Additionally, many of the $40-$80 Bellagio players have extremely larcenous hearts; they’ll try and rob you every chance they get. Intuitively, I thought that I was “paying off” too much, losing too many bets in situations I felt I should have been able to read better. I was associating my lack of success paying off with myself misjudging situations. Then, feeling a situation didn’t “smell right” I paid ...

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