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Mind Over Poker


by David Apostolico |  Published: Sep 03, 2010


I received the following e-mail from a reader second-guessing a move that he made: “I played a tourney the other day with a $125 buy-in, 8,000 in chips, 15-minute rounds, and 57 players. It was the fourth round, when the blinds were 100-200 with a 25 ante. I was in the big blind, and five players limped in for 200. I looked down and had pocket deuces. My stack was about 4,000, as I had lost a big pot with pocket aces to a set of sixes in round two. So, with my deuces, I made a move and raised to 1,200. Everyone folded except one player. I went all in blind prior to the flop to make the other player believe that I had a big pocket pair. The flop was 10-7-2 rainbow. My opponent folded. Maybe without the blind move-in prior to the flop, I could have won more ...

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