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

  Hand #8
$40 No Limit Texas Holdem ($1/$2 NL)
Table With Mixed Aggression

 1} Kim G             $87  Jc 5c
 2) Player 2           $40  Js 2d
 3) Player 3           $40  3c 8d
 4) Player 4           $50  Kh 7s
 5) Player 5           $37  3d Qc
 6) Player 6           $35  9c 5s
 7) Player 7           $40  5h Qs
 8) Player 8           $37  Qd Ks
 9) Player 9  D       $30  Kc Ad
10) Player 10         $38  6d 7d

Player 10  posts small blind $1
Kim G posts big blind $2
Player 2 folds
Player 3 folds
Player 4  folds
Player 5  folds
Player 6  folds
Player 7  folds
Player 8  raises $6
Player 9  folds
Player 10  folds

What would you do in a situation like this?
The correct answer would be to fold.  I went ahead and called.  That was a bad move on my part.  For some reason I had placed him on a middle pocket pair.

Kim G calls $6

FLOP:  Ts 2h 6s
Kim G checks
Player 8  checks

We both were playing it honestly and it boiled down to a horse race.  At this point I was losing.

TURN:  Ts 2h 6s Jd

I got lucky on the flop and bet accordingly.

Kim G bets $17
Player 8  folds

Kim G wins $16 uncontested 
$1 raked.


If he had come back at me with a re-raise bluff I would have folded.


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