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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 ...

Once a Donk, Not Always a Donk!

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Jul 10, 2013


Smart people sometimes do stupid things. At least that’s what I tell myself when I do something stupid. Sometimes my brain doesn’t search the right “database” when I’m formulating a decision, causing me to screw up my output. And when I do that in poker, I often get my money in bad, sometimes dead. I don’t like putting in dead money. Having zero return on your bets, even if it’s only a few, greatly reduces your blended expected value (EV). We had just started a $20-$40 limit hold’em game at the Bellagio. Several of us were $40-$80 regulars waiting for the second game to start. I posted the big blind (BB) and the field folded to a local $40-$80 pro to the right of the button who raised, folding the button. The small blind (SB), a local regular recreational player, called the two bets and I glanced down at the ...

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