Your instinct to check to the raiser is correct from a GTO standpoint. How cool is that?
If you're leaving for the poker club in an hour, these suggestions might improve what happens when you get there.
Everybody just tosses in the half blind with J6s in the small blind, don't they? Here's why you might save that half a blind.
Trying to model your poker opponents as thinking or acting like you do will lead to disappointment and confusion. Give them a clean slate to start.
Button straddles are just plain awful. They're bad for the game and selectively harm certain players at the table. And they definitely don't spur action.
This article was published in Card Player in September of 1990. I had been writing them for 2-3 years at that point. I like to think I've gotten better.
Wherein I find myself on a jury in a small criminal case, but using poker skills to make good decisions in the deliberations.
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