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€2,250 No-Limit Hold'em


Ian Simpson Getting Some Love

Last Year Ian Simpson proposed to his girlfriend Emma right after his Irish Open win. The defending champ and his soon-to-be wife are back today and the lovely Emma is wishing him the best of ...

Did I Donk this One?

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Jan 23, 2013


Poker is a game of decisions with some of them getting mighty tricky. Concepts often conflict and weighing which play is best can be a mind boggling exercise. But never forget that just because a decision didn’t work out doesn’t mean you made an error. Judging your decisions in hindsight by if they worked or not is the wrong way to judge them, and it’ll drive you to the asylum. Playing $40-$80 limit hold’em at the Bellagio, I posted the big blind. An aggressive tourist open raised in second position and was called by four opponents. The small blind folded and I peered down at the K Q. It’s a pretty good hand, though not a great one. With this holding, I often play aggressively in position. But without position and many callers it loses some of its value. Offsuit high cards play better in situations in which one pair ...

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