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Exploiting an Opponent’s Tendencies in Tournament Play

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Sep 17, 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: Sorel Mizzi, David Williams, and Eric Baldwin Craig Tapscott: What kind of information are you looking for when scouting an unfamiliar opponent or when encountering a past nemesis? Sorel Mizzi: When I’m trying to figure out my opponent’s tendencies, any information is good information. I want to know his level of education, what he does for a living, how many kids he has, what his favorite movie is, and so on. You get the point. Every piece of ...


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