Effective Altruist. Software engineer. Writer. Instructor @Outco. Former poker pro.
What's the secret to playing pocket jacks?
This is probably one of the most common questions in poker, and yet no one seems to have come up with a satisfactory answer to the question. Here, I'm going to examine why that is, and give you my own take on the answer.
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