Thursday, October 28, 2010

Poker pearl #52

The Sept 8 issue of Card Player magazine had a column called Head Games. Sorel Mizzi was asked what he was looking for when scouting an unfamiliar opponent.

"Any information is good information. I want to know his level of education, what he does for a living, how many kids he has, what his favorite movie is and so on. Every piece of information can be used to begin to build a profile of that person's life, and, in turn, figure out how he plays poker.

"I want to know what he's capable and incapable of doing at the table. Paying attention is so important.

"Once you've gather this information, you must then analyze and interpret it. This will make close decisions that arise a lot easier to make."


  1. Sounds like a job for a private detective. I used to do some of that kind of stuff.

    It's easy now on the Internet. Which is probably not a good thing!

  2. Of course, a smart person can use talk to throw the opponent off.

    "Yeah -- I make a ton of money. It really doesn't mean that much to me anymore. I just come here to have a good time.

    Hmmm ... I'll raise, what the heck. Maybe I'll get lucky..."