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25/50 is just awkward sometimes: Revisited

Originally posted on teammoshman.com ***** In a previous entry, we looked at an all-in decision one of my students faced during the 25/50 level of a DoN.   Here’s the hand in question:   PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, 5.2 Tournament, 25/50 Blinds 5 Ante (9 handed) SB (t2595) BB (t1515) UTG (t1770) UTG+1 (t1435) MP1 (t1795) MP2 (t1450) MP3 (t1667) Hero (CO) (t1450) Button (t1323)   Hero’s M: 12.08   Preflop: Hero is CO...

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But I have…………

Originally posted at teammoshman.com ******* We’ve all seen it.  Heck, we’ve all done it. We look down at our cards and say, “But I have ____” and then proceed to do something stupid given the situation. “But I had AK…” “But I had Jacks…” “But they were soooted…” If poker was a static game we could get away with thoughts like these. However poker is not and thinking like this can cost you money. Lots of it. We often don’t properly take...

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