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Awareness, planning, and execution

by John Vorhaus |  Published: Jan 22, 2010


In many of the no-limit hold’em games we typically play, the real name of the game is taking our opponents for their whole stack. Tiny pots come and go … they don’t matter so much. But, get yourself consistently on the right side of big confrontations and you can rack up some serious coin. Fortunately, in many of the no-limit hold’em games we typically play, our foes will give us a host of tasty targets to shoot at. The practice of picking off these targets — knowing that they’re there, and knowing how to set them up and take them down — is what separates the wheat from the chaff, and the chaff from their coin. As usual, I’ve found a way to present this strategic approach in acronym form: A.P.E. — Awareness, Planning, and Execution. Let’s break it down. Awareness: By now, it should be your second nature to ...

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