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Story Telling

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Jul 10, 2013


The World Series of Poker is in session right now and I spent quite a few hours there the first week. I played myriad events ranging from $5,000 no-limit to $1,000 no-limit and the 8-game mixed tournament. While I was playing those tournaments, there were all kinds of other things going on, ranging from cash games to satellites to the nightly $200 tournament. Action abounds and anywhere there is poker action, there are hand histories being relayed. Often, especially at the lower stakes, these are bad beat stories. Other times, though, they are important tools to getting better. Discussing a hand that just happened and the possible ways you could have played it differently, especially with people who you respect as poker players, can be a huge boost to your game. One of the problems that people have when discussing hand histories is that they just don’t relay the right ...

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