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An Ongoing Flaw

A recurring theme

by Matt Lessinger |  Published: Apr 29, 2011


I was playing in an extremely loose $2-$2-$3 no-limit hold’em game. It was not uncommon for someone to open for $15 or more and get multiple callers. I was up a couple of hundred and enjoying the liveliest game I had seen in a while. It’s usually a lot easier to spot the loosest player in your game than the tightest, but in this game, one player was clearly tighter than the rest. Twice, he had posted the $2 blind on the button, there were five or six callers in front of him, and he folded for the extra dollar! It doesn’t matter if you have 7-2 offsuit in that spot. Unless you have a tremendously reliable tell that one of the blinds plans to raise (which I’m quite sure he didn’t), you can’t give up that kind of pot odds combined with position on the field. So, while most ...

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