this is me

this is me
this is me

Saturday, 9 January 2010

P P P POKER FACE

reading opponents is a tough job at the best of times, it is however, an important part of the game. the feeling i get when i make the hero call with middle pair, the reraise from out of the blue, the fold and show, usually showing a monster. everything points to the fact, you're behind, yet you muster up the courage to do the right thing.

when i'm in the zone, which aint been for some time now, (but hey these things happen) i don't let on, but i watch every moce, every change in the pitch of voice, the way they drink their tea, how they put their chips in etc, making mental notes on each player at every juncture. its impossible to remember every nuance, but keeping these mental notes reaps benefits in the end. it would be great if you could sit at the table with a notepad, writing every move they make down in print, of course, its not practical.

in every game you are gonna asked a question for your tournament life, getting the right answer, is imperative. this can be made in a combination of ways, whats happen running up to this decision, how the player has played etc. but it will come down to whether you think your next bet will win that pot. poker faces, tells and pure instinct. as i said, dependant on the history, searching deep into your subconscious, recalling all those little tells, i find gives me the correct answer 80% of the time

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