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Do As I Say

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Mar 18, 2015


Last night I was playing in my usual $5-$5 no-limit hold’em game. A semi-regular who is fun to play with raised it to $65 from the small blind after one limper. He had just come back from the brink of a disastrous (for him, he only buys in for the $300 minimum) session and had run his stack up to about $900 and nearly back to even for the day. Of course, this should never inform how you play in a given session, since each session is just a part of one long session. Nonetheless, this is how people think and I could tell he was feeling relief from the tilt that he was previously experiencing. I had A-K in the big blind and I knew that his value raising range to this sizing looked something like A-Q, J-J, Q-Q, and perhaps K-K. He makes it smaller with A-A, A-K, ...

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