Tony Dunst and Bryan Devonshire

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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.

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Don't underestimate a poker pro

Poker pros can be intimidating. While that's true, I'm here to warn you against making the opposite mistake -- underestimating a poker pro. The $1,100-buy-in main event attracted 1,964 entrants, creating a prize pool of nearly $1.9 million.

Anatomy of a mistake-plagued hand

Summer brings the World Series of Poker -- and with it tens of thousands of poker players from all over the world -- to Las Vegas. But sometimes you see the sort of poker that could just as easily have been played on a Tuesday afternoon in January.

Avoid the temptation to overthink a hand

One of the most common weaknesses among tournament players is the propensity to overthink.

WSOP's 'Colossus' lives up to its name

The opening weekend of the 2015 World Series of Poker at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas featured the Colossus, a no-limit hold 'em tournament with a $565 buy-in and a $5 million guaranteed prize pool.

Playing heads-up for a chance at hometown glory

There are a plethora of poker tournaments that take place all around the world. More than 300 people entered the $1,675-buy-in main event, which carried a top prize of just over $100,000. Blinds were 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante.

Tactical shift pays off -- eventually

I recently played an interesting hand in a $1,500-buy-in tournament. You'll find that when you're constantly pushing around opponents, the observant opponents will eventually assume that you're overly wild.

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