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Oh Leads Day 1B

Day 1b is done and we have our final 10 players. Young Oh is leading the pack with 604,000, which puts him atop both starting flights. The player known as DD had the chip lead ...


Once a Donk, Not Always a Donk!

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Jul 10, 2013

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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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