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PLAYING A POCKET PAIR

  Long discussions about the play poker of a hand often crop up on Internet discussion groups. 

 Players extensively debate the pros and cons of particular action of some real-life hand that someone has played. 

  This chapter examines another hand played by a Las Vegas pro in a 15/30 game at the Bellagio. 

  I think this had was played pretty well.

  I picked this particular hand because I think that the options at each betting round were   close,there was no clear-cut best thing to do, and an analysis of the possibilities of playing this handillustrates the kinds of thinking, and shifts in thinking that you need to do at the   table.

THE BEGINNING

  Our hero is in late position, one seat to the left of the button, and is dealt 4 4

  It’s a fairly loose game, not very aggressive.I’d probably categorize the game as  loose- typical. 

  An early position player opens by calling the blind and three more players call. It’s now up   to our hero.

 

 

Playing a Draw

 

 

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