Day 2 has come to a close here at the 2014 Paddy Power Poker Irish Open €2,250 no-limit hold’em main event. The day began with 253 players remaining from a starting field of 411, but ...
Winning Poker Tournaments Part III – Hand No. 34
by Matthew Hilger | Published: Jan 22, 2014
Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Volume III by Jon “PearlJammer” Turner, Eric “Rizen” Lynch, Jon “Apestyles” Van Fleet, and yours truly, analyzes 50 online poker hands. In Volume III, PearlJammer, Rizen, and Apestyles analyze the same hands and then I give a summary of lessons learned at the end of the hand. This article looks at hand No. 34. Of course, A-A is easy to play. But it is critical to maximize your return when dealt premium hands, since they don’t come along very often. Many players like to focus on how to play trouble hands, or hands like 10-10 and J-J. But maximizing the return on hands like A-A, K-K, and A-K is just as important. One of the first decisions is always when you should three-bet and when you should call. This hand was submitted by a member of my forum at internettexasholdem.com, Brent Catalano, ...
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