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Our Poker column puts readers in touch with the experts for the thinking behind the trickiest and most challenging poker hands. World Poker Tour (WPT) professional and television analyst Tony Dunst, along with Scott Fischman and other WPT players, break down the tactics and strategy used by some of the most prominent players in the world.
Back in the days when no cell phones were allowed at the table, I used to bring a journal with me to some tournaments and write entries when I had the time.
Early in tournaments, when stacks are deep, I often see players dump gasoline on their chips and light them on fire by going all in pre-flop with a hand like ace-king. I recently played a hand that demonstrated this situation well.
Poker is not a game of easy decisions, shortcuts or rules of thumb. In this complex game of chips and cards, it is not enough to simply find an edge; you must seek to find every edge, and maximize them all.
One of my oldest friends in poker is a talented Canadian player named Mike Watson. That started changing in 2012, when Watson strung together a series of results that would create envy in almost any professional poker player.
Scott, As a regular no-limit hold 'em cash-game player, I have a pretty good grounding in pot odds and make a lot of my plays based on this knowledge. -- Brett J. Dear Brett, It's important to feed on those mistakes when playing a no-limit cash game.
A long time ago, poker legend Doyle Brunson wrote that the key to no-limit hold 'em is to put a man to a decision for all his chips. We all know those spots. I recently moved to Mexico to resume playing online poker legally.
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