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Main Event Part II

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Sep 05, 2012


At the end of my last column, we were heading into the second two-hour level of the main event. The first level was a less than enjoyable experience that included folding some pretty big hands on more than one occasion. Against tough fields, I make fewer hero folds because opponents’ ranges are generally wider, and, if you are folding the top of your range against tough competition, you are going to have a nightmare of a time. Against a field like the main event that is significantly softer, I feel like I can make folds that wouldn’t be correct in other tournaments. If you ask someone like Phil Hellmuth or Mike Matusow why they make bigger folds in the main event, they will tell you that it’s because they “will find a better spot later on.” I think the real reason is different. The people you play against in the ...

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