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The Poker Player’s Manifesto

Part VI - Game Selection

by Bryan Devonshire |  Published: Oct 15, 2014


Game selection, or a poker player’s choice of what stakes and game of poker to sit in on any given day, is an important skill that lost much of its importance during the poker boom. All the games were good, so the accepted strategy was to sit in the game you are best at at the highest stakes you are bankrolled for and maybe change tables to a better game under the same umbrella. There was no reason to play smaller since it was less profitable, and there was no reason to play a game that you are not an expert in since that would ultimately be less profitable than simply playing the game you’re really good at. We’ve always known that playing in a game against good players is bad and playing against bad players is good, but when there are lots of bad players and few good players, ...

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