Friday, March 5, 2010

Poker pearl #40

Corwin Cole was interviewed in the latest Card Player magazine (see scan of cover above). He was asked what can players do to open up their poker game against bad players.

"There's nothing wrong with playing a small pot and perhaps creating a situation where you can show a bluff. You'll be surprised by how much action this can create by doing it once. Even if your bluff doesn't work out, as long as you picked the right situation, perhaps in a limped pot, it won't cost you that much and you'll be able to set yourself up for a big win later on. It's a win-win situation. As long as the fish recognizes that you're there to play ball with him, regardless of your hand, you'll be able to get maximum value later on in the session."


  1. Fishing, heh? Reel 'em in, Memphis!

    Re: the tag in the cow's ear...I'm not sure exactly what it's for but assume it's some kind of ID...

  2. @Jacob: Reel them in? I try not to drown.

  3. Amazing, Mojo, what a three letter word (pun) can lead too, isn't it?

    For Jacob: the tagss are used for lots of things - ID;s for records in breeding; auction lot numbers (seldom), colors to separate herds; the joke is the ears aren't large enough on some cattle to keep the flies from the eyes, so the tags are added to increase the swap size.

  4. I do that by accident, just by overvaluing my hands.