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Playing on the Come

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Jan 11, 2012


I was in poker heaven as the chips were flying in the Thanksgiving weekend $40-80 limit at Bellagio. A mixture of loose-playing tourists and aggressive pros were generating a hot action, pot-building combination. The game was a lot of fun. It was the texture of game which makes me want to play more volume hands. Since the pots are large, many players are price-right to draw at medium strength hands, producing no equity value on those bets. But hands like suited big-flush draws and wired pairs tend to make big hands, which my opponents would be drawing thin to dead against, giving me a big edge on my bets. With these volume hands, I would prefer the preflop entry price to be small, but as long as I am getting significant multiway action, I am willing to pay a higher price. I limped under the gun, holding the A 6 ...

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