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Looking at No-Limit Hold’em Hands

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Mar 30, 2016


This is the first in a series of columns in which I will look at a variety of poker hands. Most of them will be no-limit hold’em hands, since this is currently the most popular game both live and in tournaments. Before I start discussing any specific hands, I want to give you a warning. When deep stacks are involved, there is almost never a clearly correct way to play a hand. There are occasionally times with a short stack when one choice is definitely superior. This is usually a choice between going all-in (either as a bet or a call) or folding. To illustrate the difficulty involved in making the correct play even in these relatively simple situations, I want to revisit a much-discussed hand from this year’s WSOP main event final table. On the second hand of the final table, action folded to Joe McKeehen on the button. ...

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