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Learning No-Limit From Scratch ­- Utilizing the Wrong Premise

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Dec 21, 2016

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Most of my decisions are based on my hand reads. When you play small to medium limits, a strong exploitive style is the most lucrative. Many of your opponents will make significant conceptual thinking errors. Recognizing and knowing how to exploit them will create much of your edge. And while my reads are frequent in error, holistically that strategy provides me considerable extra edge. Whenever I am wrong, I review my thoughts and adjust my thinking about the player and/or my strategy. In a $2-$5 no-limit game with unfamiliar opponents I picked up the 10 9 from UTG +3. With $600 behind, I limped behind a short-stacked, loose-passive opponent with about $70. Since he was call happy, and my hand was unlikely to win without improving, an aggressive preflop play was out of the question. The button called, the big blind (BB) knuckled, and we took the flop off four-handed. ...


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