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Habits and Procedures

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Sep 01, 2013


I was all set to start a column or perhaps even a series of columns about odds. The concept of odds is frequently misunderstood and/or misapplied. I was amused to see that in the newest Star Trek movie the Vulcan scientist, Mr. Spock gets it wrong. But more on that in the next column. Right now I must discuss some strange events that occurred at my table on day 1B of the WSOP main event. One of the most essential things you can do as a poker player is to know all the rules and procedures for the locations where you play. If you don’t know them, you may unknowingly violate them to your own detriment. There are two habits you should develop: 1. Always make sure that your intentions are clear to the dealer and the other players, and 2. Always protect you hand. The general rule in most ...

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