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The Rise and Fall of a Big Draw Part II

by Daragh Thomas |  Published: Jul 01, 2010


This is the second part of an analysis of a hand I played recently. The hand occurred in a live no-limit hold’em £1-£2 game in London, at the Empire Casino on Leicester Square. I had been playing for around six hours when the following hand occurred. I raised to £7 from early psoition with Qh Jh. I got several calls from around the table (we were playing ninehanded). The flop came up A-T-9, with the 9 and 10 of hearts, giving me a straight flush draw. There was about £28 in the pot, and I bet £18. It was folded to the cutoff, who made it £50. It was then folded back around to me. I called. The turn was a bad card, an offsuit ace. I check-called a bet of £60. At this stage I was concerned that my opponent, who appeared to be a good pro, had a ...

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