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Adjusting With 7-2 Suited

Add expectation by adjusting your play

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Apr 02, 2010


I have often said that the most important poker decision you make involves game selection. The texture of the game in which you are playing is everything. It dictates what primary strategy you should utilize, how you should play your hands, what image you should project, and many other things. If you’re not adjusting correctly to the game’s texture, you are giving up much in the way of expectation to those players who are! I was playing one afternoon in a mostly tight $30-$60 limit hold’em game at Bellagio. The lineup consisted of eight daytime regulars and one live tourist who was on screaming tilt. He had been there overnight, and was playing almost every hand, firing bets forward with little or nothing, and taking any and all outs to the river — including even a pair draw! Notwithstanding the advantages of Mr. Live’s action, the texture of this game ...

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