Poker Coverage: Poker Tournaments U.S. Poker Markets Sports Betting Poker Strategy

Mind Over Poker - Questioning Your Play

by David Apostolico |  Published: Oct 15, 2010


I receive quite a lot of e-mail that is indicative of a common underlying problem. Here is a recent example: I am at the final table of a 29-player tourney that had 6,000 in starting chips. I have 10,300 in chips, and the blinds are 1,200-2,400 with a 300 ante. There are seven players left, and I am on the button. The player in seat 5 goes all in for 13,300 after seats 3 and 4 had folded; seat 6 folds, and I go all in with pocket jacks. The player in the big blind also calls. Would you have called the all-in bet with pocket jacks in my position? I figured that I had only about four big blinds left. It turns out that the player in seat 5 had pocket threes and the big blind had A-Q offsuit. An ace flopped, the turn was a 3, and the ...

You Are Previewing Digital Subscription Content

To continue reading:


Already a subscriber?