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Mind Over Poker: The Flexible Float

by David Apostolico |  Published: Jan 18, 2011

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In poker, we often have to make decisions on the fly. Most of us are well-versed in doing this, based on various factors. For instance, a turn card can dramatically affect a hand if it pairs the board or makes a flush or straight possible. Or, an opponent’s betting action can require a change on the fly. There are, however, plenty of other subtle scenarios in which adjustments are required to minimize variance and/or maximize value. I experienced one of these hands the other night, and I believe that I was able to both minimize variance and maximize value. Here’s the tournament situation: With the blinds at 100-200, a player in middle position raised to 600. I called from late position with A-5 suited. I called because I had position and the player who open-raised was fairly predictable. Both blinds called, and we saw a flop four-handed. The flop came ...


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