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    Default General Hold’em Thoughts

    General Hold’em Thoughts
    ---Everybody needs more experience and thatincludes most pros.
    ---Just to see where your game is,occasionally play with better players.
    ---Play with confidence.
    ---Make quicker decisions.
    ---Get more money out of your great hands.
    ---Value bet more often.
    ---Play with no ego.
    ---Be ruthless.
    ---Accept your skill level.
    ---The tougher the game, theharder you need to try to hold your own.
    ---Push the advantages.
    ---Isolate and attack the weak players.
    ---Have at least a rough sense of the odds and expectations.
    ---Understand when a hand is worth a bet or not.
    ---Be more versatile and adaptable.
    ---Play tight or loose, as needed.
    ---Make quick adjustments.
    ---Focus on the player more than on the hands.
    ---Figure out the player’s styles.
    ---Be unpredictable.
    ---Read bluffs.
    ---Read tells.
    ---Play each hand as it comes.
    ---Don’t think about the money, but only about making the correct play.
    ---Attack the tight players.
    ---Build your stack slowly.
    ---Raise a lot, but not for the same amounts.
    ---Raise people off their draws.
    ---Set a few traps.
    ---Bluff a little more.
    --Terrence "VP Pappy" Murphy, Hallowed Hold'em Poker
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    Nice tips, vppappy! Although I do agree with most of them, there is one particular I am not a fan of:

    "Bluff a little more"

    Although this may be profitable at certain scenarios against specific opponents, I definitely don't recommend it on lower buyer tournaments or cash games. On these levels people just don't like the "FOLD" button and use it only at extreme situations
    So, when playing low-buyin tournaments just play ABC poker and bet more with your value hands- top pairs, two pairs, sets and stronger. There will be almost always someone to pay you off.
    BluFF me if you can!

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