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 ...
Head Games: Decisions/Decisions in High-Stakes Cash Games and Tournaments
by Craig Tapscott | Published: Jul 10, 2013
The Pros: Dan Cates, Scott Augustine, and Reid Young Craig Tapscott: Why have things shifted online, in no-limit cash games, from a focus on preflop aggression to one of seeing more flops in the last year or two? Dan Cates: There are few reasons for this. Firstly, I’d say the change has been a bit more gradual than [just] over the last couple of years. In the golden years of poker, most players didn’t really know about three-bet bluffing, three-betting in position, let alone four-bet bluffing, cold four-bet bluffing etcetera, so for a while, doing this stuff printed money. However, as more and more people become aware of these kinds of aggressive plays preflop, it became less lucrative. Not to mention, when you raise as a bluff it has to work more often because you have to match the bet in the first place. Four-bet bluffing, three-bet bluffing, etcetera, are ...
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