This week I’m sharing one last final table hand from the $5,000 buy-in, no-limit hold’em event at the 2015 World Series of Poker.
The blinds were 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante when I was dealt under the gun. I had not quite 1.9 million behind, and with six players left all of the stacks were near enough to each other that no one was especially short.
I opened with a raise to 115,000, and it folded all of the way around to Jonathan Jaffe, a very good, loose-aggressive player, in the big blind. Jaffe then elected to three-bet to 325,000.
I had to decide whether or not I was willing to play for my entire 38-big blind stack, or if I wanted to take the cautious route of calling. Hear how I discuss the factors affecting my decision, and see what happens:
Would you have played for your entire stack in this situation? Let me know what you would do — and the reasoning behind your choice — in a comment below.
Jonathan Little is a professional poker player and author with over $6,300,000 in live tournament earnings. He writes a weekly educational blog and hosts a podcast at JonathanLittlePoker.com. You can follow him on Twitter @JonathanLittle.
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