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June 25, 2011

Tags: Kristy arnett, Poker strategy.

So I said I was going to post every week, but that went right out the window when the WSOP started. We are now a month in, and I'm just now writing. It's been pretty crazy...

Last blog post, I talked about a hand, and for those of you who read it, I called. He showed me AQ. Boo... Thanks for all the insight you guys posted. It was really interesting getting outside thoughts on this hand. I think it's an ok call, but I prefer a fold. I think that he expects me to float Ace-High on the turn a ton, so why would he try to get me off an ace? Also, if I'm not floating with an Ace-high, then I'm calling with a hand that has showdown value with plans to call any river. He probably knows that I know an Ace is a good card to bluff, so I'd call with an underpair.

Before I get to this week's hand, I wanted to talk a little bit about what's been going on. The WSOP has been great. It's been flying by. I've gotten to play a little poker, but not nearly as much as I'd like. I'm going to play the ladies event, which I'm super excited about. Now if you have missed anything here at the WSOP, just check out our Weekly Turbo videos to find out what's been going on.

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Now onto the hand. Ok, so I just move to a new table. I have $900 in front of me in a $2-$5 game. UTG +1 limps, next player raises to $15, call, call, call, then to me in the small blind. I have {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} I think this is a perfect spot to squeeze and reraise as a bluff. Obviously, it would help if I was in position, but I still love the spot. I make it $70. Limper folds, original raiser calls, and another player calls who was the second to call the initial raise. I was surprised to get two callers, but at this point, I'm thinking both their ranges consist of small players, suited connectors, and maybe some broadways (suited).

The flop is {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. I c-bet $130. The original raiser folds, and the other player tanks, asks me how many bills I have, and then ships. It's $450 on top of my $130 to call. What do I do? What's his range?

Thanks guys! I hope you are all having an amazing summer. If you're sick of poker talk, I made a couple posts on my personal blog at



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