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How To Play Bottom Set When Deep Stacked

by Jonathan Little |  Published: Oct 14, 2015


This hand is from early in the first day of the 2015 European Poker Tour Barcelona €5,000 buy-in main event. We were only an hour into the day. I initially lost a few pots due to splashing around and to trying to flop strong hands, but I eventually chipped back up to my starting stack. With blinds at 75-150, a splashy, but reasonable 50 year old raised to 425 out of his 30,000-chip stack from first position. Everyone folded around to me in the big blind. I called with 3 3, hoping to flop a set. My hopes were realized when the flop came J 6 3. As I would do with all my hands in this situation, I checked. My opponent bet 600. I didn’t read much into his flop bet, as I thought he would make this play with most of his range. I was unsure how wide ...

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