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Generation Next -- Josh Bergman

Josh Bergman Observes, Adapts, and Conquers

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Feb 05, 2010

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A great poker player bobs, weaves, and jabs like a skilled boxer, looking for an opening to deliver a knockout punch. By paying close attention to each hand dealt, crucial insights into an opponent’s style, habits, and experience are revealed. Most players know this conceptually; it’s not an eye-opening revelation. But it’s how that information is mentally filed away and used that separates the good players from the very best in the game. Online star Josh “JBT449” Bergman has built his game around keen observation and taking advantage of an opponent’s tendencies. It’s been the single most important key to his seven-figure success in online tournaments. “You have to tighten up when you need to, and also play very loose when necessary,” said Bergman. “You must constantly be adapting to your table. I believe it’s the most crucial aspect to pay attention to, especially when the antes come into play.” ...


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