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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.
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.
In poker, an "overlay" happens when a tournament fails to meet its guaranteed prize pool.
I visit the Borgata in Atlantic City three times a year, and it always treats me well. Poker's saturation has been great for spreading the game, but it can also spread the player pool thin.
Last month, I folded pocket kings before the flop for the first time in my life.
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