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Variety Is the Spice of Life

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Jan 11, 2012

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By the time you read this column it will be 2012, a little late for New Year’s Resolutions. I will, however, advise you to resolve to put a little variety into your poker during the coming year. The quote “variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour,” actually comes from a work by William Cowper in 1785 (he also stated that, “god moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform”). So much for literary trivia, now let’s get back to poker. It is very easy to get trapped in a poker rut. You play the same game at the same stake against the same people all the time. You probably even play the same way. The only difference in your game is that when you are winning, you tend to play more conservatively and play shorter sessions. But, when losing, you’re a little wilder (I ...


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