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Head Games: The Importance of Having the Right Mindset When in Position and Having the Lead in Tournament Play With Mohsin Charania, Matt Vengrin, and Jonathan Tamayo

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Dec 10, 2014

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Craig Tapscott: Can you define very specifically your mindset when taking advantage of position in tournaments? Mohsin Charania: My mindset when I am in position against good players in tournaments is to be very focused so that I don’t miss any spots that will be plus expected value (+EV) for me. Sometimes those spots are just people not opening as wide as they should because they are worried that you (acting behind you) will reraise or flat, putting pressure on them pre and post-flop that they don’t want to deal with. Sometimes, people will check flops and turns to give you a free card out of fear that you might raise their bet or float the flop and make a play later.  Recently, I played day one of the World Poker Tour Jacksonville events and I had position on a few young kids, but Shannon Shorr had position on me. My ...


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