The latest edition to the Card Player Poker Tour hall of champions will soon be named when the Card Player Poker Tour Palm Beach Kennel Club $1,100 no-limit $250,000 guarantee main event begins Friday, Dec. ...
I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now: Final Thoughts
by Bryan Devonshire | Published: Oct 16, 2013
I have often been asked during the past decade, what makes somebody the best? Unfortunately I cannot teach that, but the best poker players are the greatest at intangibles of the game. We’ve discussed in much depth the fundamentals of bankroll management, life balance, and game selection. We’ve talked about the specific games and their technical aspects. Fundamental concepts are enough to make most players winners at smaller stakes, but, at higher stakes, the game of people becomes paramount. Guys like Phil Hellmuth, commonly perceived as having terrible fundamentals, have the best results in the world due to their superb ability to perceive not only that their hand is a call in a given spot, but when that same hand should actually be a fold due to translucent information from their opponents. If you’re 60 percent versus your opponent’s range, then you call, unless there’s enough evidence to convince you ...
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