On the first hand of the unofficial nine-handed final table, Michael Gilligan moved all-in from middle position and action folded around to Thomas O’Shea in the big blind. O’Shea called and the hands were tabled. ...
Poker New Year’s Resolutions
by Ed Miller | Published: Dec 26, 2012
The new year is almost upon us, and it’s time for resolutions. Sure, you can drop 30 pounds and stop smoking, but that stuff is boring. What you really want in 2013 is to become a much better poker player, right? If you would like to step up your game, here are a couple of suggested resolutions for you. Resolution No. 1. After every session, write down two or three hands. Go home, dissect them, and for each hand figure out what the optimal play would be. This is the most fundamental exercise a poker player can do. There is no better way to improve your game, and yet most players don’t bother. After every session, write down a few notable hands. Then, when you get home, spend 20-30 minutes on each hand trying to figure out exactly what your opponent was doing. Let’s say I played the following hand. ...
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