excerpts from FORTY DOLLAR NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM RING GAMES by Kim Isaac Greenblatt, copyright August 2007, All Rights Reserved

Hand #14
$40 No Limit Texas Holdem ($1/$2 NL)
Table With Mixed Aggression

 1} Kim G            $102  4d 5d
 2) Player 2            $44  Ks 6s
 3) Player 3            $37  Tc 7s
 4) Player 4            $44  Js Qd
 5) Player 5  D        $30  Qc As
 6) Player 6            $33  6h Jh
 7) Player 7            $40  Kh 3c
 8) Player 8            $29  Kd 2s
 9) Player 9            $21  2h 9d
10) Player 10          $52  9c Ah

Player 6  posts small blind $1
Player 7  posts big blind $2
Player 8  folds
Player 9  folds
Player 10  folds

What would you do?  Sometimes, as you have seen me do, I call when I should fold.  The reason is to mix it up a little in case you are playing people who watch very closely what you are doing. 

Kim G calls $2
Player 2 folds
Player 3 folds
Player 4  calls $2
Player 5  calls $2
Player 6  calls $1
Player 7  checks

FLOP:  Ad 8c 5s

Player 6  checks
Player 7  checks

What would you do here?  One of the things you can do as the big stack is try to thin the playing field by small bets.  In $40 NL, small bets can quickly help you figure out where you stand at a minmal cost.  Having the lowest pair on the board and a flush draw is not much but I am representing at least that I have an ace.

Kim G bets $2
Player 4  folds
Player 5  raises $5
Player 6  folds
Player 7  folds

Now I know that at least one other person has an ace.

Kim G calls $5

TURN:  Ad 8c 5s 9s

Kim G checks
Player 5  bets $21 (all-in)

At this point I don’t even have the chance for a flush draw so I am gone.

Kim G folds

Player 5  wins $22 uncontested
$2 raked.

back to home



10 DIGIT ISBN/SKU:  0977728277

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