A Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Hand I Played During the 2013 World Series of Poker
by Ben Yu | Published: Oct 16, 2013
The Setting It is day 2 of the 2013 World Series of Poker $2,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball tournament with limits of 800-1,600 and 400-800 blinds. There are 66 people remaining from 282 who entered the tournament and 30 of them will make the money. My starting table for the day had broken and I had recently been moved. Shortly before the hand in question, Team PokerStars Pro Naoya Kihara lost a pot to become shortstacked. Predraw Kihara raises in the hijack to 1,600 chips with only 200 behind. It is folded to IveyPoker Pro Jonathan Tamayo in the small blind who reraises, effectively putting Kihara all in. I am in the big blind with 10-8-4-4-3. This situation highlights the differences between shortstacked tournament play and cash games. At full stack depths, I would fold for a multitude of reasons: 1. I have a marginal draw two holding in 8-4-3 ...
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