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Mind Over Poker - Big Pairs Post-Flop

by David Apostolico |  Published: Dec 24, 2010


I recently spent a few days at The Venetian in Las Vegas and played both cash games and tournaments, and regardless of the format, one of my biggest observations was the inability of so many players to throw away an overpair when they were obviously beat. Two hands in particular stand out. I will go over both of them here, as I believe they can be instructive. The first hand took place during a $1-$2 no-limit hold’em cash game. After a couple of limpers, a player in middle position raised to $12. There was one caller before the action got to me in the big blind. I had A-10 suited (hearts). It’s not a hand I love there, but since I knew that the original limpers would call, I was easily getting the right price to call. Sure enough, the two limpers called and there were five of us in ...

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