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A Hand From My 2015 World Series Of Poker Final Table

by Ben Yu |  Published: Oct 28, 2015

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It is day three of the WSOP $10,000 limit holdem championship. We are three-handed at the final table with Justin Bonomo and Jesse Martin. We’re all reasonably close in chips: Jesse Martin: 1.18 million, 47 big blinds Justin Bonomo: 1.17 million, 47 big blinds Ben Yu: 1.03 million, 41 big blinds Payouts 1st: $291,456 2nd: $180,114 3rd: $130,480 We’ve been playing three-handed now for 15 hands, as Aleksandr Denisov was eliminated in fourth place about 20 minutes ago. Since we’d become six-handed, Jesse Martin has been to my immediate left, so my small blind is his big blind. In these situations, my strategy was to never raise my small blind when folded to me—I am completing most hands and folding the bottom of my range. If he opts to raise the big blind, I am never reraising. All of this is intended to keep my range balanced against a strong ...


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