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March 24, 2005

Texas Holdem playing style

I played some Texas Holdem at the poker club last night, and while I was not unhappy with my play, I began to realize that I need to make some changes in my style to be successful.

I've always been a pretty tight player, only being aggressive when I have a good hand. This style of play has proven sucessful in getting me to many final tables at the satellite events. The problem has been, that I rarely get there with one of the big stacks so that I can capitilize when I'm in the final few.

I played in three single table events last evening, and ended up Third in each. I was one of the chip leaders in the middle of the game in each case. The problem is, if cards begin to be marginal, my stack starts to get just chipped away by blinds and ante's to the point that I'm forced to make a play in later rounds with hands that are not the nuts. Since at that point my stack is not as significant, I get called often by the bigger stacks due to the value factor, and usually get sucked out.

It's time to review my strategy and style, and come up with a compromise that will help me move into the next level....

Posted by fatbill at March 24, 2005 10:15 AM


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