The Jungle Rule

Here’s a little thought that I picked up from Amir Vahedi a few months ago over some BBQ ribs. Amir, by the way, is ultra-cool and one fierce competitor at the tables.

In tournaments, you’ve got to observe the jungle rule. On nature shows, you don’t see a tiger attacking a gorilla do you? You go after the weak stacks and leave the strong ones alone.

Pretty good advice… the other day in an PL Holdem tournament, I started at the final table with about 6x as much as anyone else except for one other guy… we got it all in on a hand where I flopped top two pair and he had a straight-flush draw. He got there, and I ended up getting 6th. You might say I got screwed… or you might say I just didn’t observe the jungle rule.

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