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Getting it in Good

That’s all you can ask for

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Sep 04, 2009


There are lots of good poker players out there these days. They analyze the math, compare hand ranges, and discuss poker theory and concepts amongst themselves. But what is most difficult about the game is adjusting your play to how a hand plays. Possessing the feel to effectively analyze how a hand plays and then correctly adjusting your play to get the greatest value out of your holding will place you at a level above those who have just read the books and understand the fundamental concepts. Of course, that is easy to say and tough to do. You must both read hands well and know conceptually how to create correct plays that are applicable to the current situation. It was World Series of Poker time, and I was in a $30-$60 limit hold’em game. I’d been card-dead for hours, just blinding off. My present table image was a tight ...

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