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Paying Attention

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Mar 29, 2017

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Sometimes I feel like a broken record, but here we are again. I know it’s not always my strong suit either, but I was either involved in or witnessed two different hands this week that underscored the idea that paying attention is one of the most important things in live poker. I’ll go over one of them in this column and I’ll save the other one for my next. All of the best players I know of pay so much attention when they’re playing, especially when you get down to the points in a tournament where every pot matters or in a cash game when big pots are developing. The first hand was in a H.O.R.S.E. tournament at the L.A. Poker Classic. The first of the two players (Player A) was in a conversation with someone else at the table and the second (Player B) was fiddling with his food ...


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