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A Common Situation Where I Fold

by Jonathan Little |  Published: Oct 15, 2014


I recently produced an in-depth video discussing 10 situations where I fold where most amateurs do not. While numerous concepts were discussed, the one that ruffled the most feathers was this: Fold junky hands from the small blind when facing numerous limpers. In most small stakes games, it is not uncommon to see a few players limp, the small blind limp, and the big blind check. The player in the small blind usually feels obligated to see a flop with almost any two cards due to the amazing pot odds. In reality, this is a small preflop mistake that can quickly compound into huge postflop errors. If a few people limp in and you are in the small blind with a junky hand, you should fold instead of putting in the extra half of a big blind. While it may be tempting to call with hands like 9-4 and 7-3 ...

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