Fulltilt Newsletter, Do ya think Howard?

DESSERTLADY

DESSERTLADY

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I received this in my email like I usually receive Fulltilts newsletters. And I had to put it on here for a laugh or not lol:D Howard Lederer wrote this one.

Many of the people crowding the tournament circuit these days developed their interest in serious poker from watching broadcasts of the World Poker Tour and the world series of poker. With hole cards shown as the hands are played out, viewers get to see how the best players in the world ply their craft. They can then apply the lessons they've learned in their own play.
In the last couple of years, I've noticed that some of the less experienced players who have entered $10,000 buy-in tournaments don't fully appreciate what they've seen on TV. Many are apt to misapply the techniques they've witnessed. As a result, these players find themselves on the rail early, wondering why a move that worked so well for Phil Ivey or Chris Ferguson had such disastrous results for them.


To avoid falling into this trap yourself, take note of two key pieces of information the next time you sit down to watch the WPT or wsop: The number of players at the table and the stack sizes relative to the blinds.
World Poker Tour final-table broadcasts start when six players remain. Through the vast majority of tournaments, however, tables are nine or 10-handed. When 10 people are at the table, you always need to be concerned that someone holds a big pocket pair or Ace-King. As a result, most good players tend to be cautious at full tables. They won't get themselves in a lot of trouble with speculative hands like a middle pocket pair or Ace-10. At a short-handed table, however, the chances of running into a big hand are greatly diminished. When play is three- or four-handed, a pro will likely play a hand like pocket 9s very aggressively.

This is me again! I must be in a mood today because when I saw this I had to post it especially the highlighted area. My comment to this......DO YA THINK HOWARD??!! Do you really think the players that follow the WPT and only see the handfull of hands know how to play these hands correctly. I know I don't fully but I'm still learning but where was this article a year year and half ago?! Now we have a boatload of calling stations with just about any pocket known to man.
Don't get me wrong, I love watching the WPT, it's what turned me on to poker again. I just don't think some watching these TV programs "GET IT"!!!
Off my soap box now
Thank you for listening.
 
ChuckTs

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ya i read this one...stating the obvious a little
i have every email saved and try to read them regularly
they have SUCH good advice (in most of them) theyre like a mini poker book
and for free!
they also post them on their site
 
Kenzie 96

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Well hell Rob, I mean Tina, you must be getting better if you are feeling like slapping Howard around. LOL. Glad to see you back in the groove.
 
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Dessertlady, I don't think it's a mood you were in, I too read it that way. I think the explosion of interest in what used to be, generally speaking, the same people playing each other over and over again and thats how they won their bracelets back to back. I think the new interest is bitter sweet for them, they could read each other and push a newbie around when it was 9 pro and 1 amateur and now that ratio is down cconsiderably. So they almost repeat each other with info. I agree with ChuckTs that its like a free book, but the books seem to be very similiar too. =-)
 
beardyian

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I read the email and since read your post and cant help but think perhaps they are running out of tips to give over there at Full Tilt :D:D.

Its definately one of the poorer 'lessons' from the pros - especially seeing its Howard Lederer.

Hasn't he heard the term "dont tap the tank" - if the fish are swimming dont scare them away.

Cardschat Tip #1 - Don't state the bleeping obvious, it doesn't really help anyone.

IanT:rolleyes:
 
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