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Mea Culpa

by Daragh Thomas |  Published: Mar 01, 2010


It’s human nature not to take criticism well. Some people are better at it than others, but it’s not something that most people have an innate skill for, which is a shame. Most of the hands that I write about in the column contain at least one mistake, and I have been accused of criticising people unfairly. However, I never claim to play without mistakes, it’s just to this point few of my (poker) mistakes have made it to television. If Phil Ivey can misread his hand nearing the end of the WSOP, then anyone can make a blunder from time to time! In the interests of fairness I thought I would recount a hand I played recently where I made a huge error. In terms of equity it was about as big an error as it was possible to make in the particular tournament.  I don’t play a lot ...

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