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Amateurs play in a way that's perpetually out of balance. They risk too much for the reward. They don't pay attention to stack sizes. Their bank goes bust over and over again. We will teach you the risk management skills to ensure your game is always in balance. We'll help you identify the good risks and reject the bad ones. Banks plan out their entire portfolio from top to bottom, and you should similarly plan each hand from start to finish. If you structure your game for success, you'll have success.
Sometimes trying to win the pot requires risking too much. If you routinely risk more than the reward justifies, you will lose. Here's a quick example: You're in a $30 pot against a bad player who repeatedly tries to draw out and refuses to fold some very weak hands. • . Your opponent plays poorly, you don't have a great hand, but you do have a little something. So you start thinking you could win this pot by making a big raise and forcing him to fold. That's not a good idea. Sure, you might win.
But don't get distracted from the main point. 78 Part Two: The Fundamentals • When you have position, play more hands. • Be prepared to fold your blinds. Up until now, we have been talking about absolute position. Absolute position is where you are relative to the button. Call it the right to check last. The other type of position is relative position. Relative position means being to the right of the likely bettor, so you get to see how everyone else responds before you act. Sometimes having relative position can be more useful than having absolute position.