Psychology vs Solvers! Should You Play Your Opponent or Play the Cards?

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Last Updated: January 26, 2023

Is it more critical to follow GTO or exploitative strategies when playing poker? The answer is simple:

You need both to be a winning player.

Today’s poker instruction primarily focuses on GTO (game theory optimal) strategies. But there is much to be gained from understanding our opponent’s psychology. If we don’t include psychological strategies in our arsenal, we leave money on the table.

Ever watched the movie Rounders (and if you haven’t, stop reading this right now and go watch it!)? You’ll remember that Matt Damon’s character Mike McDermott said of poker, “the key to the game is playing the man, not the cards.”

So, how do you find that perfect balance between the GTO play and psychology at the tables? To find out, be sure to visit the 888poker Magazine to read the full article.

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