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Avoid making the obvious mistakes

by John Vorhaus |  Published: Jun 29, 2011

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So, there was this movie starring Drew Barrymore, about a 15-year-old girl in 1965 who meets the wrong guy at the wrong time, gets knocked up, and has her whole life slammed sideways as a result. On one level, it’s the story of triumph over adversity. On another level, it’s a cautionary tale about not making obvious mistakes. It’s this latter level that I’d like to grab by the scruff of the neck and drag over here into our world, the world of poker, because lately it seems to me that a leak many of us share is the sheer inability to avoid the obvious mistakes. In this column, I’m going to run down some of these mistakes, talk about why they happen, and discuss ways to avoid them. Playing Small Pairs Out of Position: This is a good one to start with, because it’s such an easy one to ...


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