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Learning No-Limit From Scratch ­- Fatal Flaws In An Otherwise Good Situation

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Mar 04, 2015

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The value of poker plays varies with the situation. The most important variables are the strength of your opponents’ range and the texture of your opponent(s). What/how are they playing? How will they react? Does the play you plan to make conform to your opponents’ weaknesses and the current situation’s texture? If not, the play has likely lost a lot of its value and you may not want to make it! I was in a nine-handed, highly aggressive $2-$5 no-limit hold’em game at the Venetian. A loose, overly-aggressive player more than $1,000 deep who read situations well, played accordingly, and always opened with a raise, raised from early position for $20. It folded to me in the hijack, I looked down at A 5 and pondered my decision. Suited ace-little hands are great three-bet semibluff hands for situations similar to these. The fact that you hold an ace lowers your ...


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