A native of Fullerton, California, Greg Mascio has been a high stakes player since age 18. Before age 18, Greg Mascio spent his teenager years sneaking into various locations to play poker. However, before he was an esteemed and formidable poker player, he was using his journalism degree to work as a sports writer. He continued in this field for seven years before making the leap to join one of the most well known and highest cash payout games in Los Angeles.
Having made several World Series of Poker events, the competition has reason to worry when Greg Mascio takes to the field with skill and determination. Always returning home with more money than he begins with, his favorite game is Omaha/8. Greg Mascio states that you need to know where you are at every point in the game if you wish to play Omaha/8 correctly. You need to be aware of each player and try to judge what he or she will do next. Most importantly, you have to know what not to do, which includes give away your winning hand to unseasoned players.
Greg Mascio also gives helpful advice that includes how to spot a new player, when to fold, and why the pot means everything. He also states, “If you had bet out on the turn when the deuce hit after capping it on the flop, any above-average player would most likely put you on your hand and you wouldn't get any action. That same player might still call your check-raise, perhaps hoping to fill up on the end, but at least he would have to pay to get there.”
Greg Mascio has firm beliefs on how a player can win a poker game. Many of these beliefs and thoughts have been explained in the articles he has written for the Full Tilt Poker team, Bluff.com, and other websites. This can be helpful to both veteran and new players, as you can read the personal tips of a successful and professional poker player. It is not very common to find a player like Greg Mascio, who rather than relying on luck or chance, relies on talent and skill. It has been said the only true way to get to know Greg Mascio is to take him on in poker, and indeed, even he smiles and states the same sentiment. However, you can also get to know him and his playing style through his articles. If you are quick study and adaptive, you may even be able to beat him using his own tips.
Greg Mascio’s opinion is obvious with the quote, “It's often a pot just like this that makes the difference, ultimately, between winner and loser…” from one of his article for the website Bluff.com. Just one of the multiple articles he has previously written. If you would like further thoughts from him, you can join his personal blog: gregmascioblog.com
Common Misspellings: Greg Masino, Grey Masico, Greg Masio, George Mascino, Greg Macio, Greg Mosquito
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