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Set mining is a derisive term for a simplistic and extremely tight no-limit hold 'em strategy that emphasizes playing pocket pairs so as to flop sets (see NLHE:Flop:Sets), or generally only putting money in with a similarly strong hand. Although tight play is often wise, especially in NLHE, set mining takes this aspect to the extreme.

Discussion threads

  • Tips on set mining? (2+2, May 2006) - Despite the low signal-noise ratio, this thread does show that even at small stakes most serious players take a more nuanced approach.

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