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Learning No-Limit From Scratch ­- Playing Mind Games at No-Limit

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Jun 24, 2015


Mind games! They’re a part of life. And they’re a big part of poker too. Yeah, computers are effectively unscrambling the frequency issues involved in playing poker against your opponents’ frequencies. But at the end of the day, you’re playing people. People who think have emotions, and bend to their thoughts and emotions. Great poker players adjust their frequencies based on their opponents. And they maneuver their opponent’s thinking in the direction they want them to go and exploit their thoughts! If you want to kick ass at poker, you need to read your opponents’ thoughts and emotions. And you need to manipulate their thoughts into a mode that benefits you. I’ve found that it’s much easier to lead people in the direction they emotionally want to go. By that, I mean reinforcing weak-tight players that they’re correct in folding or reinforcing hyper-aggressive players that you’re scared of them, even ...

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