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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 other WPT players, break down the tactics and strategy used by some of the most prominent players in the world.
We feel most comfortable and focused when we are in control of a situation.
A lot of the chips you accumulate in poker tournaments -- especially soft tournaments and tournaments with small buy-ins -- will come from getting maximum value from your strong hands, but occasionally you'll need to run a well-timed bluff.
I was fortunate enough to win a World Series of Poker bracelet back in 2013, but not before making some of the toughest poker decisions of my career.
I recently returned from my first poker cruise, one that was hosted by Ante Up Magazine. This hand was an interesting one from my opponent's perspective, and even though he lost, I think he played the hand optimally.
Human brains are excellent pattern detectors, able to predict the future results of many events.
On Day 1 of the World Poker Tour's $3,500-buy-in Borgata Poker Open main event, I found myself at a table that should have been quite good for me, because my opponents were playing in a blatantly straightforward manner.
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