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CPPT II - Paddy Power Irish Open

€2,250 No-Limit Hold'em

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Field's Set Holds Up

Liam O’Donoghue bets 850 on a flop of 543 and is called by Joshua Field, who is more well-known by his online handle “JJProdigy.” The turn is the 10 and O’Donoghue checks before Field bets ...


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Analyzing Options Against a Compulsive Three-Bettor

by Bryan Devonshire |  Published: Jun 08, 2009

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During the first-annual Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars recently, I played this hand with David “Bakes” Baker. There isn’t anything really special about the hand per se, except that I royally screw it up, but I’m going to use it to draw out some concepts of things we can do to deal with aggressive players to our left who three-bet us often preflop. The Situation SCOOP $300 + $22 MHE (mixed hold’em) event. I had been having a tough time at my table. I was in seat 1, and David Baker was in seat 3. Bakes was the biggest preflop aggressor, having three-bet nearly 80 percent of my open-raises in my short stay at this table. Preflop With 150-300 blinds and a 40 ante, playing no-limit hold’em, everyone folds to me, with 15,265 in chips, on the button, and I make it 828 with the A 10. ...


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