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Queens in the Big Blind

World Series of Poker main event

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Aug 20, 2010


On day one of the 2010 World Series of Poker main event, on the ESPN televised table, the following hand came up. With the blinds at 150-300, a loose-aggressive young player opened for 700, an older woman who was playing tight and pretty passively called, two other players called, and I looked down at pocket queens in the big blind and called quickly. Five of us took the flop, which came 10 9 8. I checked, and everyone else checked. The K hit on the turn, and I bet out 1,500. The aggressive young kid called, and the passive older woman called. The last card was the 6. I checked, the kid checked, and the woman bet 1,000. I folded quickly, and the kid agonized for a minute (probably because the bet size was so small that he felt like he had to call) before calling. The woman showed down ...

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