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CPPT Golden Gates Event Begins Friday

This Friday, the Card Player Poker Tour will make its first ever trip to Black Hawk, Colorado to the Golden Gates Casino and Poker Parlour for a $600 buy-in event that runs from Jan. 19-21. ...


Maximizing Your Poker Studies

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Jan 03, 2018

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An acquaintance from the Bellagio $5-$10 cash game recently told me that he’d been doing a lot of work on determining the correct starting requirements by position. His research had proved that it was clearly right to open-raise from the button with 6-5 suited, but not with 5-4 suited. He had evidence beyond his studies that this was true. In the week since he learned this, his results had improved by several big blinds per hour. To me this was a classic case of devoting effort to studying the wrong things and coming to questionable conclusions. My opinion is that these hands are both marginal first-in raises from the button. What is a marginal raise? To find out let’s compare it to a great raise, pocket aces. You could open-shove with aces, and usually win the $15 in blinds, and perhaps occasionally get a call from a hand like K-K. ...


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