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A Bold All-In Call

The reasoning behind it

by Matt Lessinger |  Published: Jun 22, 2009


In my last column, I wrote about what I thought was by far my most interesting hand from the Bay 101 $10,000 Shooting Star tournament. I correctly laid down K-K on a Q-3-3-4 board. Instead, it turns out that the hand that has generated far more discussion was my next-to-last hand, which crippled me beyond recovery. First it became blog fodder among my friends, and then it was featured in a “Tournament Hand Matchup” in Card Player (Vol. 22/ No. 8). But the nice thing for me, and one of the great advantages of writing a Card Player column, is that I have a platform to explain all of the reasons why I made the play that I did. The action was simple enough: At a five-handed table, with blinds of 2,500-5,000 and a 500 ante, the action was folded to Joe Sebok on the button, who moved all in ...

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