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Winning Poker Tournaments – Hand Number 20

by Matthew Hilger |  Published: Dec 26, 2012


Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Volume III by Jon “PearlJammer” Turner, Eric “Rizen” Lynch, Jon “Apestyles” Van Fleet, and yours truly, analyzes 50 online poker hands. In Volume III, PearlJammer, Rizen, and Apestyles analyze the same hands and then I give a summary of lessons learned at the end of the hand. This article looks at hand No. 20. Seat 1 Small blind: 57,962 Seat 2 Big blind: 38,570 Seat 3 Hero: 31,238 Seat 4 UTG+1: 113,857 Seat 5 MP1: 62,583 Seat 6 MP2: 40,254 Seat 7 CO: 48,117 Seat 8 Button: 59,279 800-1,600 Blinds, 150 ante Setup: You are in the money in a $109 freezeout with 25 players remaining. First place pays $10,000. Pre-flop A Q (3,600): You raise to 4,000. Seat 2 three-bets to 8,600. What do you do? PearlJammer With a stack of 15-20 big blinds, I will open raise strong hands in ...

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