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Four Reasons You Need Poker Playing Friends

by Reid Young |  Published: Sep 01, 2013

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Organizing all of your poker resources is paramount to scratching the surface of all the brain-stuffing work a solid poker player needs to stay on top of the game. There is poker software, books, training sites, and (perhaps most importantly) poker friends. Talented poker friends are an invaluable resource when tackling that vast and ever expanding total body of poker knowledge. There are four main ways that a mutually beneficial relationship helps your poker game. Players Think Differently About the Game Much of the time, different players consider different options in different spots. Instead of checking back bottom pair and hoping it’s good enough to win you a showdown at the river, have you considered betting with it with the sole intention of inducing a check-raise bluff? What about over betting all-in for five times the pot? If either of those options sound ridiculous to you in a given situation, ...


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