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Picking Your Spots

It’s more than just game selection

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Mar 04, 2011


When people talk about picking your spots, they usually are thinking of just game selection. Game selection is very important, but it isn’t everything. I mean, you may be picking good games, but even though there are bad or very loose players in the game, they still may be better than you, or the game may be too high for you to survive the swings that you will experience. The first factor to determine is what game you should be playing. If you’ve been playing for a while, you probably already know your best game. If not, you probably should start with limit hold’em. You won’t go broke because of one mistake in limit, as you can in no-limit. You should get plenty of hands in before making the jump to no-limit, which I believe should be your ultimate goal. When I say plenty, I mean a good 20,000-30,000 hands, ...

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