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Notorious G.O.B. 12-01-2007 11:16 PM

Strategy against tv pros who you haven\'t played
 
Does anyone want to comment on their strategy in playing against top players who you're familiar with from television but who haven't played you before? I assume that it's best to try to stay out of their ways most of the time, but in what ways can you use their assumptions against them?

It seems to me that weak players tend to play extremely badly in general against players they've seen a lot on television (e.g. Hellmuth, Raymer, etc.)

I've also got a specific question for strong online players who are transitioning the major live tourneys: How comfortable do you feel running bluffs against very strong players? I feel ok about my lack of tells, but against an excellent live player, I'd still feel a bit gunshy about getting creative.

Clayton 12-01-2007 11:20 PM

Re: Strategy against tv pros who you haven\'t played
 
today i floated freddy deeb in position and was so intimidating i got him to open fold the river oop

no joke

Notorious G.O.B. 12-01-2007 11:45 PM

Re: Strategy against tv pros who you haven\'t played
 
Cool beans. You appear to have the power of Kanye on your side, however.

Bond18 12-02-2007 12:32 AM

Re: Strategy against tv pros who you haven\'t played
 
DON'T avoid players just cause you saw them on TV. Especially if their old school pro's just get them to a flop and let their flawed fundamentals make the mistakes for you.

Notorious G.O.B. 12-02-2007 01:06 AM

Re: Strategy against tv pros who you haven\'t played
 
Well, I wouldn't avoid them because I saw them on tv, maybe I didn't phrase things very well. I'd be somewhat disinclined to tangle with them if they are very good players, but I don't think that it's appropriate to, you know, softplay them either.

RockyElsom 12-02-2007 01:08 AM

Re: Strategy against tv pros who you haven\'t played
 
I just try and play a little more non-standard than usual, live pro's are usually easier to hand read then the internet 'LOL LOOK HOW SICK I AM' crew.


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