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Continuation-Betting

Examples of when not to do so

by Matthew Hilger |  Published: May 28, 2010

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By Matthew Hilger and Jon “Apestyles” Van Fleet This is the third column in a series that highlights some of the hands discussed in the new book Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time, Volume II, by Eric “Rizen” Lynch, Jon “PearlJammer” Turner, and Jon “Apestyles” Van Fleet. In this book, each author chose one tournament, and discussed the key hands from once he made the money all the way down to heads-up play. In this column, I’ve chosen a couple of hands from Apestyles, in which he illustrates examples of when he decided not to continuation-bet. Hand 7 Seat 4 123,107 (Apestyles) Small Blind Seat 6 30,330 Big Blind Seat 1 53,758 Seat 3 28,270 Button 500-1,000 Blinds, 125 Ante Setup: There are 19 players left, and we’re four-handed (this is a six-max tourney). My image is very aggressive, but so far, no one has played back at ...


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