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Stuffing It In

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Nov 26, 2014


No-Limit, like limit, is about exploiting your opponents’ errors, but limit restricts your scope. In no-limit, because you can vary your bet sizes, you have a greater opportunity to engineer errors by your opponents. To take full advantage of these opportunities, you need to understand the tendencies of your opponent(s), recognize any potential errors, and know what strategies to employ to exploit those errors. I was at the Venetian, playing $2-$5 no-limit hold’em. The field was a mixture of tourists, local regulars, and good, but not great, pros. Standard for the games there. Most of the tourists were trying to play well, but lacked the skillsets and experience to do so. I’d been aggressive in the game by picking situations where I thought the “value of aggression” was high and attacking them. It was working well; I’d bought-in for $500 and had almost doubled my stack without playing a big ...

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