As players are still strolling into the tournament area, a few top pros have been spotted at the registration cage and have taken their seats in the field. Eric Blair and 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure ...
Own Your Bad Play
by Andrew Brokos | Published: Oct 16, 2013
Prologue We were in the money in a $215 World Championship of Online Poker event. Blinds were 1,500-3,000, and the action folded to the button, who opened with a raise to 6,000. I was sure he’d have an extremely wide range for making this play, and with just 82,000 remaining in his stack, I believed I could put a lot of pressure on him with a small reraise. Undeterred by my dismal hand, 10-2 offsuit to be specific, I reraised to 15,000. The big blind (BB) folded, and the button quickly called. Obviously that wasn’t what I wanted, but there was still hope. At least he hadn’t shoved, and the quick call suggested he didn’t even consider it, so I still didn’t put him on an especially strong hand. The flop came K 7 2, another glimmer of hope. I bet 16,000 into a pot of 36,375. To be honest, ...
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