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Betting – Lateral Thinking

by Daragh Thomas |  Published: Jul 01, 2009


I played a hand recently that I felt was interesting. On one hand it was an almost unique situation, but on the other it illustrates two key concepts that are relevant every time you make a bet. There were four players in this hand; myself (voluntarily put into pot — 21/preflop raise — 17), the button (20/15), under the gun (29/17) and the small blind (61/17). Both myself and the button are reasonable “TAGs”. The button is quite passive for a TAG. Both under the gun, and the small blind, are very bad players. The 29/17 is worse than his stats suggest. We are playing a six-max no-limit hold’em cash game online. The stack sizes are all around $100. Under the gun starts the hand by raising to $3.50, I call from the cutoff with Jc 10c. The button then makes it $12 to go. The small blind cold calls ...

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