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Out For A Nice Run

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Nov 14, 2012

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I was playing the other day and the following happened: Player A was the aggressor in a hand of $20-$40 limit hold‘em. He raised preflop and bet every street before checking the river on a 10-7-3-9-K rainbow board. When he checked, his opponent bet and he called. Opponent showed Q-J and Player A frustratedly tabled his A-10 and exclaimed “Runner-runner, again.” I obviously refrained from correcting the gentleman, but I filed this statement away in my characterization of him being a low-skill player. I see people make this mistake often and I understand where it comes from, but just because someone’s win happens in a runner-runner fashion (where the person’s hand is made because the turn and river came in such a way that completes his winning hand) doesn’t mean it was a runner-runner victory. In order for a hand to have been considered a runner-runner victory, that has to ...


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