The following is an excerpt from the upcoming book:

Forty Dollar No Limit Texas Holdem Ring and Tournament Games

by Kim Isaac Greenblatt, copyright 2007, all rights reserved.

(Continuing from the previous web page)

Hand #5
$40 NL SNG Tournament 

 1} Kim G              $500  7h 7c
 2) Player 2           $550  Ad 2s
 3) Player 3           $500  Jc 4s
 4) Player 4           $500  Qc 3h
 5) Player 5           $465  Jh 5c
 6) Player 6           $540  3d Kd
 7) Player 7           $475  9s 5h
 8) Player 8  D        $400  2h 9d
 9) Player 9           $545  Td Ts
10) Player 10          $525  As 9h

Player 9  posts small blind $10
Player 10  posts big blind $15

Okay, what would you do here?  Pocket sevens aren’t great under the gun (right after the blinds) because you have to make your decision first and somebody can raise you or go all in after you.

I called and hope you would to with the understanding that depending on the raise, you may want to fold.

Kim G calls $15
Player 2  folds
Player 3  folds
Player 4   folds
Player 5  folds
Player 6  folds
Player 7  folds
Player 8  folds
Player 9  raises $56
Player 10  folds

Ugh. My mindset was that I didn’t want to risk running up my stack or going out of the tourney early at this point – especially not with pocket sevens.  I placed him on pocket jacks only because I have seen a lot of people make a bet like that with pocket jacks.  That may be only random reinforcement in my head (it probably is) but I did think he had something and it would beat my sevens.

Kim G folds

Player 9  wins $45 uncontested

Hand #6
$40 NL SNG Tournament 

 1} Kim G              $485  2h 6c
 2) Player 2           $550  9s Ah
 3) Player 3           $500  Th 6s
 4) Player 4           $500  7c 2d
 5) Player 5           $465  8s Td
 6) Player 6           $540  2c Qd
 7) Player 7           $475  Jc 3h
 8) Player 8           $400  Js 9d
 9) Player 9  D        $575  Ac 6d
10) Player 10          $510  5s Jh

Player 10  posts small blind $10
Kim G posts big blind $15
Player 2  folds
Player 3  folds
Player 4   folds
Player 5  raises $40
Player 6  folds
Player 7  folds
Player 8  folds
Player 9  folds
Player 10  folds

Again, there are some hands that basically play themselves…
Kim G folds

Player 5  wins $40 uncontested

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10 DIGIT ISBN/SKU:  0977728277

13 DIGIT ISBN Complete:  978-0-9777282-7-5



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