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Room For Error

by Andrew Brokos |  Published: Dec 11, 2013


Poker is about mistakes. In the long run, you don’t make money from good cards – everyone gets good cards eventually – you make money from your opponent’s mistakes. This is good news, because you can’t control the cards that you get, but you can control your opponent’s mistakes. To do so, you have to know what they’re prone to do wrong. Then you have to maneuver them into situations where they are likely to make their favorite mistakes. It’s not as difficult as it sounds, but it does require you to pay attention and think critically about your game plan. Spotting Mistakes One of the first questions that I ask new coaching students is, “What mistakes do you see your opponents make, that you do not make, that enable you to win money from them?” If you aren’t sure how to answer that question, it’s not a good sign, ...

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