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Learning A New Trick

by Bob Ciaffone |  Published: Dec 11, 2013

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I am no different from most of my readers. When I get home from a poker session, I often reflect on how I could have played a hand differently and gotten a better result. Sometimes, my thoughts will be on a hand where I lost a pot that might have been won. Other times, I contemplate how more money could have been gained or less money could have been lost. Here is a hand where I might have done better with a different strategy, one more suitable to the situation, and increased the amount that I won. In a $1-$3 blinds no-limit hold’em game at a Michigan charity gaming poker room, I picked up pocket fives in the big blind. The button had put up a $6 straddle, which the small blind called. I also called, and the button declined the opportunity to raise. The flop came wonderfully for my ...


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