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Live Reads

by Ed Miller |  Published: Jul 09, 2014


If you talk to any successful live no-limit pro for a while, eventually they’ll say something about having made a “live read.” This article is my attempt to explain what I think of as a live read. I think of a live read as any read that uses information available in live game settings that isn’t generally available online. This naturally includes physical tells. I also include in this category peculiar bet sizings and patterns that seem to exist principally or only in live games. While I am not at all the master of live reads compared to some outstanding live pros, I tend to use a live read to make a significant decision at least once per session. Frequently these reads come through in fairly big pots, so live reads therefore make up a major part of my game. Normally when I make a live read, I am using ...

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