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Jesse Rockowitz Leads Day 1A

Jesse Rockowitz bagged the chiplead on Day 1A of the Card Player Poker Tour Atlantis main event. The Northern California native is poised to make yet another deep run, putting away 191,100 in chips for ...

Calling With a Purpose

by Andrew Brokos |  Published: Nov 28, 2012


How do you decide whether to call a raise preflop? Do you just go with what feels right in the moment? There’s a lot more to it than that. Do you make a plan for how you’ll proceed after the flop? You should. And you could easily have different plans with the same hand depending on your position, your opponent, your stack size and other factors. In this article, I’ll introduce a simple method to get you started thinking about why and how to call a raise. Is The Raiser Strong or Weak? There is a world of difference between raising and calling a raise. When you raise, you often count on having some chance of stealing the blinds. You don’t know with certainty who, if anyone, will end up seeing the flop against you. You can and should make some educated guesses, but you don’t yet have anywhere near ...

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