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Good Cards, Marginal Call

by Roy Cooke |  Published: May 17, 2005


Keep in mind that just because a player may raise with a hand worse than yours doesn't mean he wouldn't raise with better hands than yours, and still may hold a superior holding to yours. (One of my favorite poker maxims is: Even idiots pick up their share of aces!) In such situations, you need to weigh approximately the range of hands your opponent may hold and how your hand plays against those hands. In order to accurately assess the situation, you need to know your opponents, so focus in between hands on how they play.

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