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I just recently cashed in a tournament with a field of 116.  I had trouble with one player who limped in almost every hand and calls a 3 or 4bb and making junk into a hand.  Because of this guy I had to slow down and not bluff as often.  How would you handle players like this?


Don't let this guy limp into hands. If it comes down to just you and him, RAISE or BET BIG. He's just looking to see flops and chase draws. Don't let him. Make all of his moves costly. If he's calling 4XBB raises with junk hands, make your bets 10XBB when you've got position on him. Best of all, I always love to SHOW bluffs against players like this. You'll catch them chasing after you and not respecting your raises. Then when you really have something you can bust them.


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Richard Rost


I play most forms of poker, including Omaha, Razz, and Stud, but my personal expertise is with everyone's favorite game: Texas Hold'em. I'm happy to answer any questions about the rules of the game or strategy... but save your bad beat stories for your mama. :)


I have been playing all kinds of poker since I was a kid, but I've played in the casinos and online since 2002. And while I'm not a full-time "poker pro" I have made a lot more money playing Hold'em than I've lost.

Aside from personal experience, I have studied most of the great poker players' books, such as Doyle Brunson's Super Systems, Phil Gordon's Little [insert color here] Books, David Sklansky's Theory of Poker, and I even suffered through Helmuth's book (just kidding - I enjoyed it).

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