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Floating, C-Bets, and Craziness in London

A terrific call!

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Oct 29, 2010


On day one of the $4,400 buy-in (£2,650) six-handed no-limit hold’em event in London at the World Series of Poker Europe, the following hand came up. A little history: We started the day with 7,500 in chips, the European player sitting directly on my left had reraised me three times prior to this hand, and I had folded all three times. He was playing a very fast and loose game. Loose Euro guy had the chip lead at our table with 30,000. I had 14,000, and was playing pretty tight poker. In the cutoff, with the blinds at 100-200, I opened for 450 with the 8 6. Euro guy made it 1,450 from the button, and I decided to call. The flop came 6 4 4. I checked, Euro guy bet 1,200, I raised, making it 2,800 to go, and Euro guy called. The turn was the 9. I checked, ...

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