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Mind Over Poker - A Little History

Mind Over Poker - A Little History

by David Apostolico |  Published: May 06, 2011


I want to discuss a hand from the recent WSOP Circuit main event at Caesars in Atlantic City. I was sitting on around 6,000 in chips with the blinds at 200-400. Starting stacks were 20,000, and since our table had yet to bust anyone, I was obviously short-stacked. I had lost a big hand when all the chips went in when I had top set and my opponent had a straight draw. You can figure out how that ended up based on my current predicament. My table was very soft, so I was definitely in chip-accumulation mode, to build my stack back up and take advantage of that softness. Here’s how it went down: I was in the big blind, and after posting, I had 5,600 behind. The player to my immediate left, who had about 6,500, open-raised from under the gun for 800. This reeked of aces to me, ...

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