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 ...
Assuming Too Much Risk!
by Roy Cooke | Published: Nov 27, 2013
Sometimes I can’t believe how stupid I can be! On occasion, I make mistakes when I obviously know better. I retain my self-image by justifying that smart people sometimes do stupid things. Of course, I may just be deceiving myself on multiple levels. In a $20-$40 limit hold’em game at the Bellagio, a fast-action local opened with a raise two off the button. On the button, I peered down to the K 10. I tend to three-bet less with the button because part of the value of raising in late position is that you often acquire the “button” by folding players behind you. Additionally, K 10 is a volume-friendly hand that plays better with multiple opponents. I’m also inclined to reraise aggressive players less. I find that flat calling and letting in additional opponents reduces an aggressive player’s value of aggression, as that value goes down with additional opponents. If ...
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