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An Interesting Hand

From the World Series of Poker main event

by Bob Ciaffone |  Published: Sep 04, 2009


I recently received an interesting hand from the 2009 World Series of Poker main event. It was e-mailed to me by a friend of mine who is a very experienced no-limit hold’em tournament player. I think it is a fine situation to discuss in conjunction with my columns on overbetting the pot to get all in. Here’s what he wrote: “The structure was 800-1,600 blinds with a 200 ante. From early position, a good player raised to 4,200. He had a huge stack of over 200,000. I had about 23,000 and two black jacks. There were about four players behind me, so I just called. The flop came Q 9 6, giving me second pair and a jack-high flush draw. My opponent checked. He had check-raised several times earlier in the session, and I would be cooked against the A Q, for example, so I checked. The turn was a ...

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