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Suited Connectors in No-Limit Hold’em

They are “dabbling” hands

by Michael Cappelletti |  Published: Oct 29, 2010


While attending the 2010 Spring National Bridge Championships at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, I frequented the poker room. Not only was there great live action ($1-$2, $3-$5, and sometimes $5-$10 no-limit hold’em), there were several tournaments offered each day, and they brought in trays of free hot food each night. I was playing $3-$5 no-limit hold’em at what could well be described as a slow table, as about half of the hands were played without a raise before the flop and there were usually five or more callers. Most of the raises before the flop were made by either me or the player on my right. In late position, I picked up the 8 7. A few players (including the player on my right) called $5 around to me. If I tossed in a green chip and said the magic words, “Make it $25,” most of ...

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