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Hold’em with Holloway: Turbo Strategies That May Help You Win a WSOP Bracelet

Chad Holloway
  • Hold'em w/Holloway scribe Chad Holloway will host free webinar this Tuesday to talk turbo strategy.

Back in 2013, I was fortunate enough to top a field of 898 players to win the World Series of Poker Event #1: $500 Casino Employees for $84,915 and a gold bracelet. While it may have been the “low-hanging fruit” (i.e., cheapest buy-in) of the WSOP — and something I get teased about quite often — it’s still an accomplishment of which I’m tremendously proud.

This coming Tuesday from 8-9 p.m. EDT (5-6 p.m. PDT), I will host a one-hour FREE webinar to talk about that victory, specifically focusing on turbo strategies I used on my way to capturing the title. The webinar is a part of Jonathan Little’s Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em Live Webinar Series, which is based on the book of the same name. If you recall, I wrote the opening chapter in that book, which I’ve discussed in this very column.

Check out the PokerNews book review of Jonathan Little’s Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em by clicking here.

Among the things I will talk about in the webinar are:

  • Recovering from early setbacks
  • Folding pocket queens
  • Final table strategy
  • Whether or not to make a deal

Sign up for the webinar absolutely free by clicking here.

Of course I’ll also be sharing some interesting and behind-the-scenes stories associated with my bracelet run, as well as taking an in-depth look at what I consider to be the biggest hand of my life — one which had I lost, I wouldn’t have won a bracelet.

To give you a glimpse at that hand, it happened at the final table in Level 18 (6,000/12,000/2,000) with eight players remaining. Michael Trivett (with 277,000 to start the hand) opened for 27,000 holding {K-Hearts}{J-Spades} and I three-bet to 77,000 from the small blind with {A-Hearts}{8-Spades}. After the big blind folded, Trivett four-bet all in and I thought for a long time before making the call. The board ran out {A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{7-Hearts}{K-Spades} and Trivett busted in eighth place for $8,146 while I chipped up to 660,000.

It was a huge gamble, but I had my reasons (right or wrong) for making the call, which I’ll be explaining in Tuesday’s webinar.

The live webinar will only be held once, and those who sign up will get access to the replay as soon as it’s made available. What’s more, those who attend and stay until the end will receive a special bonus – a one-page Hold’em with Holloway Cheat Sheet where I share 10 tips I wish I’d known when I first started to play poker.

You can sign up for my webinar for free here, and don’t forget to come back to the PokerNews Strategy section every Wednesday for my latest installment of Hold’em with Holloway.

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