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It Was A Weird One!

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Dec 25, 2013


Some hands just play weird, falling far outside the parameters of standard occurrences. It’s one of the many reasons you need to keep mentally focused on the game. That way, when peculiar things happen, you’ll be more in tune with the reality of the moment and base your decisions on what’s really happening rather than remaining confused. I was playing in a great mostly loose-passive $20-$40 limit hold’em game at the Bellagio. A weak, passive tourist open-limped directly in front of me. In the five-seat I peered down to the K K and fired in a raise. Miles, a local pro seated directly to my left, stalled for a moment, looked to his left and, when he identified that players were coming in behind him, called. That demonstrated to me that Miles’ hand required volume. The button called, as did both blinds. We took the flop six-handed for $40 each, ...

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