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Deep-Stack Bluff in Holiday Game

Very entertaining!

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Mar 04, 2011


Here is an entertaining hand that came up in the 18-hour marathon holiday poker game that I play in every year in Wisconsin. It was a $5,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em game with $5-$10 blinds, and each player started with at least $2,000 in chips in front of him; we were allowed to put three $1,000 chips in our pockets. The fact that all of the players started with at least $2,000 in chips, combined with the $5-$10 blinds, meant that each player started with at least 200 big blinds, and that is a deep-stack poker game! About 12 hours into the game, with a live $20 straddle on, Jon Ferraro limped in for $20 with the Q♣ 10♣, and three other players called, including Jon Green from the small blind. The flop was Q♥ 10♠ 6♦, Green checked, another player checked, and Ferraro bet $120. Everyone folded before Green and ...

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