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by Andrew Brokos |  Published: Dec 22, '10


PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em, $6.00 BB (9 handed) – Poker-Stars Converter Tool from

UTG 1 ($600)
MP1 ($600.10)
MP2 ($309.35)
MP3 ($1521.45)
CO ($1167.20)
Hero (Button) ($618)
SB ($663)
BB ($600)
UTG ($444)

Preflop: Hero is Button with A, 10
5 folds, CO bets $15, Hero calls $15, 2 folds

Flop: ($39) 3, Q, 5 (2 players)
CO bets $24, Hero calls $24

Turn: ($87) K (2 players)
CO bets $60, Hero calls $60

River: ($207) 7 (2 players)
CO bets $138, Hero raises to $519 (All-In), 1 fold

Total pot: $483 | Rake: $3

Hero didn’t show A, 10 (nothing).
Outcome: $483 returned to Hero

Obviously these flop and turn calls are pretty thin. I do think that if he checks the river I can showdown the best hand a fair bit of the time. The fact that I can occasionally pull off something like this helps to justify the earlier calls. It’s a good time to bluff when I have the bottom of range and the only draw on the flop got there. I think I can rep not just a straight but also 33 and 55. It’s a narrow range, but I don’t think he expects me to bluff often in this spot, either.

Andrew Brokos is a professional poker player, writer, and teacher. He is also an avid hiker and traveler and a passionate advocate for urban public education. You can find dozens of his poker strategy articles at and more information about group seminars and one-on-one coaching at

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almost 11 years ago

Overplaying JJ?

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