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Created by BooG690 on August 28, 2009

Definition

A basic poker theorem coined by David Sklansky in his book, "The Theory of Poker." It reads: Every time you play a hand differently from the way you would have played it if you could see all your opponents’ cards, they gain; and every time you play your hand the same way you would have played it if you could see all their cards, they lose. Conversely, every time opponents play their hands differently from the way they would have if they could see all your cards, you gain; and every time they play their hands the same way they would have played if they could see all your cards, you lose.

Example

Understanding the Fundamental Theorem of Poker is essential to becoming a good poker player.

References

"The Theory of Poker" by David Sklansky



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