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Vein Runs Into Jacks

Howard “The Professor” Vein and a player looked down at a completed board of 57K85. With about 6,000 already in the middle, Vein reached for chips and moved 5,000 forward. His opponent went into the ...

You Play Too Many Hands

by Ed Miller |  Published: Mar 05, 2014


Consider this an intervention. You play too many hands. You should cut back. Sure, I’ve never watched you play no-limit hold’em. I’ve never sat behind you and looked over your shoulder as you limped into pots with Q J or 9 6. I’ve never actually witnessed you calling that preflop reraise cold with 8 8. But I’ve seen a whole lot of people play no-limit hold’em at the $1-$2, $2-$5, and $5-$10 levels, and darn near 100 percent of them play too many hands. Great players, good players, regulars, amateurs, nits, and tourists. One and all, these players play too many hands. I’ll give a pass to the great players, since these guys have reason to play too many hands. But for everyone else, you play too many hands. You should cut back. More Hands Preflop Means More Folding Postflop Here’s the excuse I hear most often for playing too ...

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