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A Deep-Stacked Hand

by Daragh Thomas |  Published: Sep 01, 2009


I had the privilege of playing in a recent live €1,000 six-max tournament. The tournament really suited me, because it took place in Dublin, (actually just down the road from where I live) and was six-handed, rather than the usual nine or 10-handed. Online I solely play six-max, and I often find it difficult to make the adjustments necessary when playing at a nine-handed table. Part of the problem is boredom — I play poker because I enjoy making decisions. To explain it simply, the more people that are dealt into a hand, the better the average hand will be, and the more important the strength of your hand. It’s very difficult to outplay the nuts! After the tournament (I finished around 40th) I identified a few areas that I need to improve. Most importantly, my play rapidly diminished after I had been playing for two hours. There is a ...

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