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Six Ways You Run Bad

Six Ways You Run Bad

by Ed Miller |  Published: Oct 05, 2011


You just played four hours of $1-$2 no-limit hold’em, and you lost $300. Did you play badly? Or did you just run bad? As you might imagine, it was probably a bit of both. After a session, it can be difficult to tease out the play-bad from the run-bad. If you want to learn from your mistakes, however, it is worth it to try to do so. In hands that didn’t go well, did you play badly, did you run bad, or was it a double-whammy of play-bad and run-bad? There are a lot of ways to run bad at poker, and many of them are subtle. I’m not exploring this topic to give you ways to rationalize your lackluster results. Quite the opposite, I think being aware of how luck works allows you to better understand what is under your control. Here are six different ways you can run ...

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