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Learning No-Limit From Scratch ­- Analyzing How to Play

by Roy Cooke |  Published: Jul 08, 2015


I enjoy solving the poker quizzes on Facebook’s “The Poker Forum.” John Rackham, the group’s leader, posts hands he has played online, and anyone can comment on how they think the hand should be played. The debates on how to play often get lively, and it’s interesting to read others’ thought processes, even those I know aren’t correct. Reading these posts gives me a lot of insight into others’ thinking. One interesting quiz was: You’re in a $5-$10 no-limit hold’em full-ring cash game with a $1,000 stack. A very tight, inexperienced player with $1,000 makes a standard raise from early position to $40. You are on the button with 9 9 and call the raise. The blinds fold. The flop is A K 9. The villain bets $60, you raise to $200, and he reraises to $500. What should you do? Let’s go step by step how I would solve ...

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