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Playing (Being) Smart

Keys to success in today’s poker world

by Matthew Hilger |  Published: Jul 24, 2009

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Today’s poker environment is much tougher than it used to be. A few years ago, anyone with half a brain and a little dedication could make money playing poker. All you had to do was play smart and you could make good money. But that has all changed. To be a successful poker player in today’s world requires that you not only play smart, but be smart in every single aspect of the game. Many of the players who came into the game a few years ago have lost their money and gone on to other pursuits or hobbies. There has been a tremendous influx of educational material that has pushed the level of play higher and higher. Those who were dedicated to learning basic and intermediate strategies, but otherwise had other flaws in their approach to the game, now find themselves struggling to get by. The sharks are having ...


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