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Medium-Stakes Cash Games

by Daragh Thomas |  Published: Aug 01, 2009


The hand I’m going to talk about today happened about a year ago, in a no-limit cash game at the Irish Open. The villain was a tight-ish young player with a tattoo on his arm. I tried in vain to get a proper glimpse of the tattoo, as this will often give you a good idea of how a player plays. If a game has more than one player with an ace of spades tattooed onto his arm it, is a very good game indeed. Unfortunately I couldn’t work out what the tattoo was, as it was partially hidden, so I had to fall back onto the normal method of analyzing a players play — watching what he does and trying to get inside his head to understand his thinking. An interesting hand developed that allowed me further understanding of this player. He raised preflop and was called in two ...

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