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Stellar Preflop Play With Soren ‘Kongsgaard’ Kongsgaard

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Jul 01, 2009


Blinds are 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante and Soren Kongsgaard has 1.3 million in chips. Rebecca McAdam: With 12 players left and the blinds so big, for many at this stage each hand is crucial. What happens next? Soren Kongsgaard: I have so far been playing extremely tight aggressive, not playing many hands post flop. Carlos Mortensen is in the big blind, I find K-Q off-suit in the cutoff and ask him for a chip count, he answers 240,000 to 260,000. I asked him the same question one orbit earlier, where I picked up the blinds with a standard raise. I decide to make a large raise making it 80,000 to go, to avoid Carlos shoving over the top thinking he has fold equity. I thought he was more likely to fold hands like A-2s, A-9s, A-6o, A-10o, K-Q, and small pairs, to my large raise which he would have ...

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