“One player to a hand” is commonly understood rule in poker, designed to ensure fairness and prevent a variety of issues that could threaten the game’s integrity. The rule also reminds us how poker is fundamentally a game played by individuals.
You can always collaborate as you study strategy away from the tables, but once the cards are dealt you’re on your own.
Speaking of studying strategy, there were a number of intriguing articles among this week’s Strategy offerings here at PokerNews.
Robert Woolley’s “‘Gut Feelings’ in Poker — What Do They Mean?” explained how there is in fact a real connection (i.e., a particular nerve) between the body and the mind that can make physical responses to what is happening at the table potentially meaningful.
Tommy Angelo’s article “The View from Inside the Aquarium” looks at the classic advice not to “tap the glass” from the perspective of the one whose glass is being tapped.
And Gareth Chantler’s “Obsessed with Your ‘All-In EV? It’s a Negative Freeroll” makes an interesting point about how focusing too heavily on whether you’ve run well or poorly in all-ins not only isn’t helpful, but can in fact have a harmful effect on your confidence level regardless of what the stat says.
Meanwhile the 10 multiple-choice questions below were all drawn from some of the other articles appearing in the Strategy section over the past week. here at PokerNews.
Get seven or more of these correct earns a passing grade, and if you happen to miss any you’ll get an explanation why. Remember, too, that you can always look back through the week’s Strategy articles if you need any hints.
Other than that, you’re on your own.