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Bart Hanson -- Crushing Live Poker With Twitter

by Bart Hanson |  Published: Apr 01, 2012


February 9 – Top pair and a flush draw is not a monster hand when facing a lot of heat. One of the most overplayed hands in live no-limit is top pair and a flush draw. It’s amazing that people will commit their entire stack not realizing that they may have very poor equity given the action throughout the hand. Let’s look at a common example. In a $2-$5 game with effective stacks of $700, under-the-gun (UTG) opens to $25 and three people call, including the two blinds. The board comes out 10 9 7 and it gets checked to the button. He has K 10 and bets $60. The small blind calls and the big blind check raises all-in for $700. What now? If we put ourselves in the button’s spot, our hand looks strong but we are actually doing very poorly versus the big blind’s range. It seems ...

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