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Evaluating Your Play: Part V

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Mar 20, 2013


In many ways, I prefer mixed games to straight no-limit hold’em, especially no-limit hold’em at nine or ten-handed tables, which can be very slow. My reasons are that there is more action and more variety in the mixed games. Last week I went up to Bellagio for an $80-$160 mix, but by the time I got there, all the seats were gone, so I decided to play $10-$20 no-limit hold’em while waiting for a seat. (As an aside, the recent trend toward adding a lot of new and unusual games to the mix, including baduecy, badacey, super hi-lo stud regular or eight-or-better, has added a lot of opportunities for those who are quick to pick up new games and are willing to do some work away from the table. Unfortunately they have also frozen out a lot of the drop-ins, who are usually very desirable opponents.) I start at a ...

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