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Quiz of the Week: Middle Pairs in Raised Multi-way Pots

    • awishformore
      Joined: 16.06.2007 Posts: 922
      Hello fellow PokerStrategists!

      In today's No Limit edition of our weekly quiz, we deal with a specific kind of marginal spot we often have to face in multi-way pots.

      We all know the situation: we have called a pre-flop raise with a marginal hand like big Broadways or small pocket pairs in the hope of hitting a monster or picking up a strong draw.

      We end up catching part of the flop, but our hit is close to worthless - but not quite yet. It's hard to just let go right away, after all we might still be ahead, but putting our whole stack at risk should be out of question, too.

      So how do we navigate these tough spots? One option is to completely avoid them, but we will end up losing profit in the long run.

      In order to adequately handle them, a broad set of poker skills is required. Usually, our hand is a combination of types, so play with draws and outs is involved as much as both pot control and protection.

      Can you piece this puzzle together?

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