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Simply the Best?

by Dusty Schmidt |  Published: Dec 26, 2012


Folding the best hand in a large pot is one of the most expensive mistakes you can make. When your opponent makes a pot-sized bet on the river, folding a hand that beats more than one-third of your opponent’s range is an error. Just how big of an error it is depends on the size of the pot, and how much of your opponent’s range you beat. It’s easy to take the above advice and apply it to the wrong situations. Let’s say you’ve got A 10 in the small blind. Everyone folds to you and you raise to three blinds. The big blind reraises to nine blinds. Against an aggressive player, you figure to have the best hand more often than not. You’re ahead of your opponent’s range. But what are you going to do about it? Ace-ten offsuit plays poorly heads up and out of position, particularly without ...

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