A lot of you may have read this already, but for anyone who hasn’t, I encourage you to visit Adam Junglen’s blog and read his report from European Poker Tour Monte Carlo. I don’t want to ruin any of the suspense by saying more than this, but he is a great writer and poker player. … Read moreAn Excellent Trip Report Well Worth the Read
In my last post, I talked about playing a big draw and the importance of being the one who puts in the last bet. Today I’m going to look at a hand where I played a big draw in just the opposite way, betting the flop in a situation where stack sizes were such that … Read moreA Differently Played Big Draw
Even though it’s not from a tournament, this hand that I played last night illustrates a key concept from my recent article, “The Last Bet“, which appears in the April issue of 2+2 Magazine. In this hand, I flop two overcards and a flush draw against a somewhat short-stacked opponent on a very dry board. … Read moreThe Last Bet
I’ve got another article in this month’s 2+2 internet magazine, entitled The Last Bet. Please take a look at it and let me know what you think either by leaving a comment here or by posting in my thread in the 2+2 Magazine Forum. In case you missed it, here’s my March article: Attacking and … Read moreAnother Article in 2+2 Magazine
Gavin Griffin wins EPT Barcelona, good for 1,850,000 euros, or nearly $2.5 million. Wowowowowow.
European Poker Tour Monte Carlo, with a 10,000 euro buy-in, boasts the largest prize pool ever in a tournament outside of the USA. Gavin Griffin used to post on the 2+2 forums years ago but largely stopped posting by the time I was a regular there. He’s gone on to have some big successes on … Read moreGavin Griffin Final Tables EPT Monte Carlo!!!
Getting fancy isn’t the only way to abuse the min-re-raisers. About 3 hours into a $650 WSOP satellite on Stars. Blinds were 100/200 no ante. UTG+1 raises to 600, MP1 makes it 1400. I’ve seen him min-re-raise KK before. I had about 9000 and he covered. I folded QQ when the action got to me … Read moreAnd Take That!
Warning: shameless brag ahead. It’s irrational, I know, but like a few others, I have a real hatred for the min-re-raise. I guess I should be more tolerant since it’s really an awful play, telling your opponents you have a monster hand while simultaneously giving them good direct + implied odds to try to outflop … Read moreTake That, Min-Raiser!