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How to Play Top Pair, Bad Kicker Out of Position

Jonathan Little (left), Frank Kassela (center), Jonathan Duhamel (right)
  • In a WSOP hand, @JonathanLittle is able to extract value from out of position w/top pair, bad kicker.

  • @Jonathan Little analyzes a hand from the WSOP between himself, Frank Kassela, and Jonathan Duhamel.

In this video, I share a hand I played in a $5,000 buy-in World Series of Poker event last summer involving myself, 2010 WSOP Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel, and Frank Kassela who in 2010 won the WSOP Player of the Year.

After Duhamel raises from the button, I defend from the small blind and Kassela comes along as well from the big blind. I then flopped top pair and was able to find a way to extract a decent amount of value.

Take a look:

Would you have played this hand in the same way? Let me know in a comment below.

Jonathan Little is a professional poker player and author with over $6,200,000 in live tournament earnings. He writes a weekly educational blog and hosts a podcast at You can follow him on Twitter @JonathanLittle.

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