Multiple Inflection Points Introduction

In the last section wc introduced the idea of zones and inflection points, and showed how your M affects the decisions you make toward the end of a tournament. Now we have to consider another layer of complexity. Your opponents at the table will all have their own Ms and their own set of problems. As you play the hands, you have to be aware of the different Ms around the table, and how the other players are reacting to their own changing circumstances.

The picture gets even murkier, however, when we note that not everyone at the table understands what is happening. There are plenty of players on the poker circuit who don't adjust their hand selection until their stack has almost evaporated. While you're looking across the table at an early position raiser and thinking "His M was 4, so he could have made this move writh almost anything," he may be thinking "Good thing I picked up this pair of kings — finally a hand strong enough to play!"

Although the reasoning can get complex, the real game remains the same: position, pot odds, and careful analysis. Let's look at some of the problems you'll encounter as the stacks shrink.

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