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A Hand From My 2015 World Series of Poker

by Ben Yu |  Published: Sep 30, 2015


The Setting It is day two of the 2015 World Series of Poker $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship. Limits are 6,000-12,000. We are hand-for-hand on the money bubble with 19 players left. Average stack is 185,000; I have 61,000. A player at another table has just been crippled down to 3,000 and will be all in in the small blind. The other short stacks in the tournament have 25,000, 44,000, and 46,000. I post the small blind and have 58,000 behind in my stack. The big blind is Brock Parker, who has 40,000 behind. The button, Yegor Tsurikov, has 148,000. The rest of the table folds to him and he raises. Preflop I have A-6 offsuit. In a cash game, this is a borderline fold or three-bet spot. A typical player only open-raises on the button with 47 percent of hands and this hand has 50 percent equity against this range. ...

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