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Moving Up Too Fast

Staying within your bankroll

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Oct 16, 2009

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Note: This is an edited excerpt from Jeff’s new book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play. Back in the days of my youth, I would at times make a point of being the fastest driver on the road. Now, I wasn’t really reckless, but if I looked in my rearview mirror and saw a maniac barreling down the road trying to pass me, I might have taken it a little personally. My attitude was, “Oh, yeah? You wanna pass me?” But, I learned a few sobering things in traffic school about accidents, and after a while, I started to figure out that the most important thing is not to be the fastest driver on the road, but to get to where I am going — safely. I mean, really — what’s the rush? Is it really worth constantly pushing the limits of safety to shave an hour off ...


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