Is it really possible that the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event is just a week away? Indeed, it is. The first of three Day 1 flights for the $10,000 Main Event is set to begin Saturday, July 9.
As usual, the action has been unceasing at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino this summer. Speaking of, the thrilling conclusion to Event #39: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship involved some unusual action — of the three-way variety, a rarity for tournament-ending hands. In fact, it's this week's 888 Hand of the Week.
Martin Kozlov secured the bracelet after scoring a double-knockout in the tournament's final hand. Kozlov was dealt , Justin Bonomo , and Davidi Kitai , with Kozlov having both of his opponents covered. As if all three getting pocket pairs weren't improbable enough, the flop came to give Kozlov quads and leave the others drawing dead.
Kozlov was the big favorite, of course, when the chips went in — about 65% to win. But how about some three-way hold'em situations in which the odds are a little closer? This installment of The Weekly PokerNews Strategy Quiz features a series of three-way hands in which the player with the edge perhaps isn't so obvious to spot.
Get six of these eight multiple-choice questions correct and you earn a passing grade. When you finish you'll see a leaderboard showing how you did compared to others, and if you're logged into your PokerNews account, your username will appear amid the standings. Don't have a PokerNews account already? Click here to create one.
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