Jonathan Little Tries to Triple-Barrel Bluff Andrew Lichtenberger

Andrew Lichtenberger

Returning again to that $5,000 no-limit hold'em 6-max. event from last summer's World Series of Poker, this week's hand finds me facing off against a challenging opponent, Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger (pictured above).

The blinds were 200/400 with a 50 ante, and action began with Lichtenberger opening for 900 from cutoff. It folded to me in the small blind where I'd been dealt {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, and I three-bet to 3,200.

I talk a little in the video about my read on Lichtenberger (as a very strong player who can be loose-aggressive sometimes) and what I think his read on me might be (as someone on the tighter side and perhaps risk-averse). I mention how if I have an idea what another player thinks of me, I'll often play against that supposed image (i.e., if I think he thinks I'm tight, I'll be a little more aggressive, and vice-versa).

Lichtenberger called my reraise, making the pot 7,250. I had about 70,000 to start the hand and he had about 30,000.

The flop came {8-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, and I led for 3,500. Watch below and listen to my explanation of why when I decide to bet this flop with my ace-queen, I'm preparing to continue bluffing on later streets as well.

Lichtenberger called my flop bet, and indeed I would continue to barrel later streets which also missed my hand. Take a look at how the hand turned out and listen to my discussion along the way:

Looking back, I think this play could be great (or awful). What do you think?

Jonathan Little is a professional poker player and author with over $6,500,000 in live tournament earnings. He writes a weekly educational blog and hosts a podcast at You can follow him on Twitter @JonathanLittle.

  • Out of position and with ace-high against "LuckyChewy," @JonathanLittle keeps barreling.

  • Hand analysis: @JonathanLittle tries to bluff @luckychewy in a WSOP $5,000 NL 6-max. event.

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