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To Follow Through or Not to Follow Through

Blocker play and following through

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Apr 15, 2011


It’s a $2-$5 pot-limit Omaha (PLO) game ($200-minimum/$1,500-maximum buy-in), and we are playing six-handed. I ($1,800) am dealt the J♠ J♣ 4♣ 4♦ in the big blind. My main opponent in this hand is my buddy Aaron, a maniac who has been playing virtually every hand, tends to draw a little loose after the flop, and has hit everything thus far in this session. Aaron also respects my play and is not a complete idiot, although he does have my first two books but hasn’t read them. Preflop: The under-the-gun player (UTG) folds. Aaron ($3,200) opens with raise to $20, and only the button ($1,500) and I call. Flop ($62): K♠ 10♦ 9♠ I have the J-J-X-X blockers to the nut straight, first to act in a three-way pot. This is a bit of a coin-toss situation: If the pot were heads up, I definitely should bet. If I were ...

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