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

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.

Hellmuth offers a Razz lesson at the WSOP

Phil Hellmuth, the World Series of Poker's most accomplished player, has 14 WSOP gold bracelets on his poker résumé. Only two of them have come from a game other than Texas hold 'em.

Unpredictable play is rampant at WSOP Main Event

The World Series of Poker Main Event is currently being played at the Rio in Las Vegas, so today I wanted to share a hand from last year's WSOP Main Event that helped me cash in for $22,678. On Day 3, I had 100,000 in chips.

Poker heroes dare to take risks in the right situations

Champions are fearless, resolved, focused. In decades past, aggressive play in no-limit hold 'em was still unfamiliar, and maniacal players such as Stu Ungar dominated.

A lucrative hand from 'Poker Night in America'

Playing in a televised cash game against some of the best poker players in the world has always been a dream of mine.

Tell your opponents what they want to hear

Poker beginners live in a sea of uncertainty. This perpetual uncertainty can translate into quick losses. Once new players learn how expensive it can be to call down with second-best hands, they've reached a common player-development milestone.

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