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Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Faraz Jaka

Faraz Jaka Loves the Head Games of Deep-Stack Poker

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: May 14, 2010

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Event: World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Classic Players in the Event: 329 Buy-in: $15,000 First Prize: $1,428,430 Finish: Third Players at the Table: 6 Stacks: Faraz Jaka – 4,245,000; Daniel Alaei – 4,820,000 Blinds: 40,000-80,000 Antes: 5,000 Daniel Alaei raises to 210,000 from middle position. Faraz Jaka looks down at the 10 10 in the cutoff. CT: Both of you are pretty deep-stacked at this point. What are your options here with tens? FJ: I have 53 big blinds. From late position, tens are a great hand to three-bet most of the time, because people will four-bet shove on you with smaller pairs that you dominate. But since we are so deep, it is unlikely that a worse hand would get it in with me. Jaka calls. CT: You’ve had a lot of experience online. How would this spot differ online? FJ: In an online tournament, I might three-bet and ...


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