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Head Games: Now What? Unique Answers to Common Situations In Tournament Play

With Chris Wallace, Eugene Katchalov, and Nicholas Palma

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Dec 24, 2014


Craig Tapscott: You started with two big cards and raised before the flop from mid-position and got called in two spots, but you have missed the flop. Now what? Chris Wallace: This situation breaks down to two questions. Can I win this pot? If the answer is yes, then how do I make that happen? I think it’s important to recognize when it’s not profitable to continue to fight for a pot. If you flopped nothing, not even a backdoor draw, your opponents may have you out-kicked if you do make a pair, and they are not very likely to fold, then you have to check and fold here and move on to the next hand.   The most important thing here is to know your opponents. If you are playing against two older men in a $1-$2 game at 11 a.m. in a small card room, and they have ...

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