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His Worst Mistake Occurred After the Hand Was Over

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Feb 04, 2015


When I’m in Las Vegas, I do much of my poker playing in the no-limit hold’em games at Bellagio. My win rate has been somewhat higher in $5-$10 than in $10-$20. I’m not sure if this is due to the lower quality opposition and more game selection or the relatively small sample sizes. The following hand was recently played in a $5-$10 game: Two players ahead of me limped. I also limped in late position. The player on my left came along, as did the big blind. The flop was 7 6 6 and the big blind bet $40 into the $50 pot. He had a stack of more than $1,000. I called with a stack of about $550, as did my left hand opponent (LHO), who was the button and also had over $1,000. The turn was the 8. The original bettor checked, and I bet $150. LHO called ...

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