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My Two Favorite Underrated Plays

by Dusty Schmidt |  Published: Nov 30, 2011

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If you’ve read my column lately, you know I’ve been focusing on plays that are underutilized. For my final installment in this series, I’m going to focus on a couple plays I call “The Killer Blow” and “Shoving When They Can’t Have It.” Hands down, “The Killer Blow” is my favorite. This is a two-part play that involves both a turn and river bet, and I feel it’s one of the most effective plays I’ve ever devised. Let’s assume you are playing a $5-$10 no-limit table where everyone has at least 100 big blind stacks. You get dealt 7 8 in the small blind. The cutoff raiser makes it $40, and everyone folds to you. You decide to call and the big-blind folds. The pot is $90 and the flop comes down K 9 4. You check and your opponent checks. From my experience, your opponent will have either a ...


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