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‘Easy’ Things to Do to Win at Poker — Part IX

Figure out how the play might go

by Barry Tanenbaum |  Published: Jan 22, 2010


This series of columns focuses on things that you can do at the table to improve your decision-making. I have been discussing each item on the list below, extracted from my book Advanced Limit Hold’em Strategy. • Pay more attention • Select the best games • Learn how your opponents play • Study betting patterns • Analyze every situation • Plan in advance • Play focused on the game • Count the pot • Compute the odds • Figure out how the play might go • Estimate what your opponents think you hold and how you should respond • Then, make a decision In my last column, I discussed computing the odds (all of the columns in this series are available at This column will discuss figuring out how the play might go. Figure out how the play might go: How many times have you seen something like this? ...

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