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Head Games: Game Selection and Exploiting the Fish

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jan 11, 2012


Sometimes it’s hard to get a straight answer from a professional poker player. Ask three players a question and you’re liable to get three different answers. Why? Because: It depends; on the situation, opponent, stack sizes, table image, tilt, metagame, etcetera. Head Games will peer deep inside the twisted minds of today’s top players. We’ll reveal why they do what they do in sticky situations, especially when it comes down to making a critical decision for a major tournament title or calling a check-raise all-in on the river holding only ace-high for a $500,000 pot. Let the games begin. Craig Tapscott: When you sit down to play, what are your table selection criteria? Do you look for tightness or looseness, or do you perhaps target a particularly fishy player? Aaron Jones: I don’t have much game selection myself, but I think seat selection is very important. You can do okay ...

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