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.

Poker Samples

Don't write off a lowly pair of deuces

The Mid-States Poker Tour rolled through Colorado recently, and I made my obligatory donations to the prize pools. Blinds were 200-400 with an ante of 50. Four of us saw a flop of 9s 7h 2c. The turn was the 9c.

Making consonant decisions at the poker table

Sometimes you find poker wisdom in unlikely places. It's easy to see how such decisions relate to dieting, but is the concept of consonant decision-making really applicable to poker?

To bluff and die in L.A.

The main event of the L.A. Poker Classic is one of the most anticipated tournaments of the year on the World Poker Tour. I felt good at the start of Day One.

The danger of seeking a heroic outcome

In competition, we tend to seek heroic outcomes more than humdrum victories. Poker tournaments are a competitive arena where trying to be a hero can have devastating repercussions.

Checking keeps a brassy young opponent in line

I recently played a European Poker Tour event in Deauville, France, a beautiful city that looks like it's straight out of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast."

Poker has a lingo all its own

Few games have as complicated a lexicon as poker. In the 2015 Aussie Millions $10,000 main event, American pro Richard "nutsinho" Lyndaker eliminated Jack Salter of England. The big blind checked, Salter bet 5,200, and Lyndaker raised to 12,500.

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