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Professional Cash game trainer Bart Hanson has been producing strategy content for over fifteen years. He first started on Live at the Bike! back in 2005, then moved on to host "Cash Plays" on Poker Road, then "Deuce Plays" on Deuces Cracked and then to CrushLivePoker in 2012.
In his career as a professional poker player, Bart Hanson has:
-6 WSOP Final Tables
-Over 15 years of experience at the table
-Over $1,000,000 in tournament earnings
-Multiple appearances on ESPN and Poker Night in America
-4th place finish in 2019 WSOP Monster Stack
We’ve all seen these types of players before. They show up to the casino early, grab a newspaper and drink a cup of coffee at the table. Usually they are older players that have much more patience than their younger brethren. They are not at the casino to make big laydowns because they do not play many hands. Their preflop statistics may be similar to an online full ring player except that they limp a ton of their hands.
Now there is nothing wrong with playing a tighter style especially in full ring games. But if you want to be a consistent winner you sometimes have to find your fold button. These types of bad nits never do. These are the guys that you can set mine or call with suited connectors when deep enough because you can be rest assured that they are going to pay you off. To take a quote from the great Limon on 2+2 these players think that certain hands are “through tickets” and will rarely fold no matter what the action is in front of them.
These are the guys that I want to play against and if you can find them in deeper staked $5 blind games they can be an absolute gold mine. There is a reason why players like this will never be much more than break even or slightly losing. So the next time you want to walk away from what you feel to be a nitty table, remember, if you have patience, all you have to do is wait to make a hand because these types of players just will not fold.
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