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Tournament Strategy From the Blinds

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Sep 03, 2010

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Sometimes it’s hard to get a straight answer from a professional poker player. Ask three players a question, and you’re liable to get three different answers. Why? Because it depends on the situation, opponent, stack sizes, table image, and many other variables. Head Games will peer deep inside the twisted minds of today’s top players. We’ll reveal why they do what they do in sticky situations. Let the games begin. The Pros: Greg Raymer, Faraz Jaka, Ashton Griffin Craig Tapscott: What are the most important aspects you pay attention to when playing blind versus blind? Faraz Jaka: The first thing you should look at is stack sizes. Deep in a tournament, your ranges are really wide, and you can play a lot of different hands. So, in order to three-bet from the big blind, you need to be about 30 big blinds deep. If an opponent raises from the small ...


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