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A Little Bit of Pot Control

by Eduard Antonyan |  Published: May 28, 2010


Game: $2-$4 no-limit hold’em Opponent: Unknown, presumably tight player Stacks: Mine: $400; His: $708 My Position: Hijack seat My Cards: A 10 In the aggressive “bet, bet, bet” state of today’s online cash games, playing “pot control” has fallen a bit out of style. In this column, I’m going to review a hand in which I think using pot control is best, and can lead to some profitable river situations. In a $2-$4, $400 buy-in cash game online, everyone folded to me in the hijack seat, and I raised to $14. The button called, and so did the small blind. Both players covered my $400 stack. The flop came A 5 3, giving me top pair. The small blind checked, and I made a continuation-bet of $30 with my top pair. The button folded, and the small blind (who thus far had been a tight player, by my observation) called. ...

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