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The Importance of Constructing Ranges

by Daragh Thomas |  Published: Dec 01, 2010


There was a time where I would watch any poker related show, but as time passed to the point where I didn’t spend shower time running through hands I had recently played, I became selective in my viewing. But this is one of my favorite times of the year, when the World Series of Poker is released. Nothing beats the drama, the excitement and Norman Chad’s terrible divorce jokes that come with the World Series main event. For this month’s article, I decided to write about what is in essence, a very simple no-limit hold’em hand. But there are a few important lessons to take away from it. The hand played out as follows. It’s day one, and the blinds are 150-300, with an ante of 25. A young poker player named Pisano raises from the cutoff to 900, with A-J offsuit. It folded to Mike Matusow who makes it ...

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