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Embrace Variance

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Apr 15, 2015


Last week I played in what is probably the toughest $5,000 buy-in no-limit tournament of the year during the Los Angeles Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino. There were 86 runners and a very good structure. My starting table was tough, with only one real soft spot who busted very early in the tournament. There were some other soft spots at other tables, but, in general, it was a tournament made up mostly of regs, mediocre to very good, and many of the best in the world were on hand for this tournament. I ran deep for the second year in a row to just barely miss out on the final table and the money, but I employed a change in style from my normal tournaments. Usually, I’m pretty patient, pick my spots, look for good situations for three-bets, not get too out of line with my four- and five-bets, ...

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