Tony Dunst and Bryan Devonshire

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Poker

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

Smith survives early hand in poker's 'Hunger Games'

At the Bay 101 tournament in San Jose, Calif., one of the draws used to promote the event is the presence of poker celebrities, who are labeled "shooting stars" and have a $2,500 bounty placed on them.

Endeavor to play unpredictably

Poker metaphors often bleed into our daily lives. Two of my friends were recently reviewing what they considered to be a straightforward hand. In this hand, Larry had the button and started with a little under $14,000 in chips.

Good instincts can overcome bad cards

I played an interesting cash-game hand recently, and in the end, I listened to my gut and won the hand. We were playing nine-handed, $2-$5 no-limit Texas hold 'em. After the Player in Seat 3 limped in, the guy on the button raised to $30.

The importance of knowing your foe

To play poker perfectly, you must not only know your opponent's hand, but you must also know his mind. There were eight of us left, blinds at 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante.

The importance of knowing your foe

To play poker perfectly, you must not only know your opponent's hand, but you must also know his mind. There were eight of us left, blinds at 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante.

Trust your gut feelings and success will follow

Do you ever get that feeling that you know exactly what you should do in a hand? Trusting anything is a tough thing to do in a game built around deception.

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