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Tough Turn Spot

by Jonathan Little |  Published: Apr 15, 2015


I am excited to announce that I recently finished my upcoming book, Jonathan Little on Live Cash Games, Volume 2: The Workbook. I found the following hand example to be particularly interesting. It took place in a live $10-$20 no-limit hold’em game. Leading up to this hand, I had been fairly loose and aggressive, although certainly not crazy. I raised to $60 out of my $8,000 effective stack with 2 2 from second position at an eight-handed table. Only the hijack, a loose, aggressive guy, and the small blind, a tight, aggressive kid called. While raising from early position with small pairs is speculative, I much prefer raising to folding or limping, especially when deep stacked, as long as I do not think my opponents play too well. If you think your opponents will frequently reraise before the flop or generally not pay you off if you make a set, ...

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