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Three-Betting Preflop

Marginal Hands

by Matthew Hilger |  Published: Jun 25, 2010

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This is the fourth 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 one hand from each author in which he three-bet preflop with a marginal hand. PearlJammer – Hand 31 Seat 3: 128,894 Seat 4: 358,617 Seat 5: 556,890 Button (PearlJammer) Seat 8: 57,754 Small Blind Seat 9: 268,845 Big Blind 4,000-8,000 Blinds, 1,000 Ante Preflop (17,000 pot) K 5: Seat 4 raises to 17,988. I have just increased my chip lead to a very healthy margin, and I want to really begin using my stack. I also notice that ...


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