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A Tough First Hand On Day 3 In The $1,500 Shootout

by Jonathan Little |  Published: Aug 02, 2017


I was fortunate enough to make day 3 of the $1,500 World Series of Poker no-limit hold’em shootout event. While the first few days were essentially winner-take-all, 10-player single table tournaments, day 3 functioned exactly like the final stage of a normal tournament with 12 players remaining. There were slightly more than 1,000 players in the tournament, which is why there were 12 players remaining on day 3. On the first hand of the day, with blinds at 3,000-6,000 with a 1,000 ante, I raised to 17,000 out of my 640,000 stack from the cutoff seat with 7 6. A young German player whom I was unfamiliar with, but had reason to believe was a bit too loose and aggressive, three-bet to 57,000 from the big blind. I decided to call. I think both calling and folding are fine options, and if I think my opponent will fold to a ...

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