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

A prudent strategy for dealing with an aggressive foe

I recently had the pleasure of traveling to Prague for World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour events. The following hand took place in a no-limit event with a buy-in of 1,000 euros. Blinds were 75-150.

A brazen bluff in the WSOP Main Event

Deep into the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, the ESPN cameras caught me four-betting preflop with 6c 4d. It was late on Day 6, with blinds at 30,000-60,000 and antes of 10,000, and I had been playing relatively tight.

Poker's version of the 'Hail Mary'

There's a move in poker that is seldom executed, doesn't have a name, is only applicable in one specific situation, and has a rate of success that's near zero.

The art of folding in a bad spot

While I feel as if I have a solid grasp on how to play fundamentally sound poker, too often I've been calling with good hands when my opponents have been willing to put all of their money into the pot.

Is there such a thing as a 'must-bet' bluff?

For all the complexity and diversity in poker strategy, there are really only two types of bets: value bets and bluffs.

Could you have folded and averted disaster?

After Jack Salter finished runner-up to Scott Davies in the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific, Salter said that he was disappointed with how he played the final hand. The hand in question happened in Level 25.

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