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Old 12-01-2007, 11:16 PM
Notorious G.O.B. Notorious G.O.B. is offline
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Default 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.
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:20 PM
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Default 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
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Old 12-01-2007, 11:45 PM
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Cool beans. You appear to have the power of Kanye on your side, however.
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:32 AM
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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.
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:06 AM
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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.
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:08 AM
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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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