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Changing Your Game Plan on the Fly

by Tony Dunst |  Published: Nov 27, 2009


Game $109 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament Opponent Unknown player in the big blind Stacks 39,003 (mine): 36,592 (his) Blinds 500-1,000 Ante 125 My Cards Q 9 My Position Cutoff One of the best poker tips I ever received is this: Have a plan for your hand. Most amateurs approach each decision in a hand without fully thinking through their actions, and before they know it, they’ve pushed all their chips in the middle on a desperation bluff. Being able to plan your hand street by street is one of the true signs of a solid, winning player. However, if you’re looking to improve your game even more — you want to make sure that you can make a plan for a hand, and then change it on the fly if the situation calls for it. I recently played in a $109 buy-in tournament online, and we were down to the ...

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