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    Default Cunning Play & Psychology

    In TIME's latest article (How Fragile is Your Poker Ego) he gives a great little strategy that will "enhance your knowledge of your opponents’ level of understanding of the game". If you've not read the article then I recommend you do. It may be simple, but as TIME says, it's a "cunning play".

    This got me thinking about pieces of cunning play and psychological stategies in general. Does anyone here have any they'd like to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Does anyone here have any they'd like to share?
    I guess no is the answer. Oh well, next thread.

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    I guess I'm just not that sneaky. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyckyRych View Post
    I guess I'm just not that sneaky. :)
    Isn't the main strategic thrust of poker defined as sneaky?
    To the true gambler, money is never an end in itself, but simply a tool; as language is to thought.

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    Not really. I prefer to be considered shrewd.
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    Touche
    To the true gambler, money is never an end in itself, but simply a tool; as language is to thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyckyRych View Post
    Not really. I prefer to be considered shrewd.
    But you use the smilie for sneaky. Make your mind up .

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    Aha! You caught that! Very nice. I tried to be sneaky.
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    I'll try a bit of speech play if it might help.

    At one of my tournaments in Vegas there were about 4 limpers and I woke up with AA in the big blind, so I made a decent size raise.

    The UTG player then reraised! Everyone else folded and when it got round to me, I asked him if he'd really limped with a big hand, told him I had a big hand, and after standing up and talking for a while, finally announced I was all-in. He snap called with KK, so I guess I didn't need the speech ;-)

    We both flopped a set and he missed the one-outer, and stormed out leaving his few remaining chips to be blinded away...
    Don't take life too seriously - you'll never get out of it alive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick 'paddyjim' View Post
    We both flopped a set and he missed the one-outer, and stormed out leaving his few remaining chips to be blinded away...
    "Don't go away mad. Just go away!"

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