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When one hand is over, a new one is dealt, and the players must shift their focus to it. Many losers can’t do it; they brood about previous hands, which prevents them from playing this hand well. Winners may mentally replay hands, but their purpose is different: they compare the way this hand is being played to earlier hands to improve their understanding and strategy.

Position, a major source of power, changes frequently, sometimes (in stud) with every card. Winners adjust rapidly and well, while losers ignore or minimize position changes

Your opponents are the most important factor, and all players combine consistency and change. They have a customary style such as tight-passive or loose-aggressive, but occasionally act out of character. The Rock may bluff because he thinks he can get away with it, is angry with someone, gets a wild impulse, or has gone on tilt. The Maniac may suddenly tighten up because he is short of money, is thinking about something else, or is just tired of losing. Obviously, you must adjust your strategy to fit their changed style. Winners continually adjust to the way others are playing now.

The number of players changes constantly as people take breaks, change tables, or go home. You must adjust your strategy. For example, as the game gets short-handed, you must become looser and more aggressive.

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