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BBs, M, and Three-Bets


by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Oct 01, 2010


When I was about 10 years old, BBs were little metal pellets that you put into an air gun. We all wanted one, but when I finally got my gun, I got bored after a week of shooting cardboard boxes in the basement. By the time I was a teenager, BB was Brigitte Bardot, the hottest actress in films. I wanted one of her, too. (It probably would have taken longer than a week of playing with her in the basement for me to get bored.) Now I’m mature, and I realize that BBs are big blinds. One often hears tournament situations described with the number of big blinds that a player has. Using the number of big blinds that you or your opponents have as a guide to strategy is simple. It is pretty easy to figure out that if a big blind is 200 and someone has 2,000 ...

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