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#RKHstrategy #Rounders2 

With the pre-flop and flop betting rounds unchanged, how do you think Mike should act on the turn if another 7 came up instead of the 2?

- Continue with the check 



How would you expect Teddy KGB to respond?

-Certainly all in 



How would the board run out in your own remake of Rounders?

-As I´m an action movie fan, I was the director, my final remake would be a tremendous mess, with Mike and KGB & thugs
getting involved in a big fight...

Newsletter 01.29.2016

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Rounders is probably the best-liked poker movie of all time and part of the 'initiation' of every ambitious poker beginner and fan.

Hardly anything has been left unsaid about that final clash between Teddy KGB and Mike McDermott but this time we’ll try to make things a little more difficult for Mike:

How do you think Mike would play on the turn if the board had paired?

Analyze this! Rouders part III: What if?...

Tell us how you would like the board to run out in your own remake of the cult movie with the hashtags #RKHstrategy and #Rounders2 !

More info here.

Good luck!


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Analyze this! Rounders, Part III: What if?...

Hardly anything has been left unsaid about the final hand since Rounders' release some 18 years ago. Whether we like Mike's play or not, one thing is certain: the script made things all too easy for him, with a tilting opponent and the absolute nuts throughout the hand. 

So let' try something different in this round of our Rounders discussion:



Hand summary after Mike's 2BB bet of $200 and KGB's call pre-flop:

Flop: .6♦7♠10♥ Pot $400

Mike checks. KGB bets $2,000. Mike calls.

Turn: 7♣ Pot $4,400

With the pre-flop and flop betting rounds unchanged, how do you think Mike should act on the turn if another 7 came up instead of the 2?

How would you expect Teddy KGB to respond?

How would the board run out in your own remake of Rounders


Post your answers by Monday February 1st with the hashtags #RKHstrategy and #Rounders2 


Thanks, done: Here 

#RKHstrategy #Rounders1 

I always think that this was not like the high poker stakes games.
Maybe he did not have the cards, maybe he was just bluffing in order to make the movie like really interesting and to have this effect..

#Rounders1 #RKHstrategy 
my guess will be A♦10♠

#RKHstrategy #Rounders1 

KGB = TT (10_10)

Another vote for A-T for KGB!

Agree with @Advoghado and will guess 10♠A♦ for the sake of variety :)

I assume Teddy KGB did NOT act first preflop - maybe it's a more recent heads-up rule?

#RKHstrategy #Rounders1 

#RKHstrategy #Rounders1


I think that KGB had A♥10♦ 

Analyze this! Part II: RKH takes on KGB!

Though our friend @Advoghado is of a different opinion ;), most of us would agree with @Jordan Hooper and @Socius that 'Mike played the hand perfectly'  in light of what he knew about his opponent (and the absolute nuts secured by the script). But what about Teddy KGB's play? Why did he bet the way he did and what was his final hand? 

Teddy KGB's undisclosed two starting cards and final hand have been the object of much speculation ranging from a set, through two pair, to pure air. And in one of the latest analyses to appear (2015), poker pro and coach @Jonathan Little put him on J-8:

"The way Teddy reacts after Mike’s call with the nuts leads me to believe he was bluffing instead of over valuing a worse made hand. If I was forced to put Teddy on an exact hand, it would be Jx-8x, likely with a backdoor flush draw. This is because J-8 has a draw to the nuts yet it still loses to almost all of Mike’s range. He also has an 8 blocker, making it a bit more difficult for Mike to have the nuts. Of course, his river bluffing range is certainly wider than only J-8, but J-8 (and J-9) are prime semi-bluffing candidates due to having blockers and also having a draw to the nuts."

What is YOUR take on KGB's play in the final hand in Rounders?

By modern heads-up rules, the dealer gets to act first pre-flop and then last for the rest of the hand. But in this case, we see Mike acting first throughout. Was it simply a matter of different rules, a mistake on the part of the filmmakers, or did Teddy KGB limp pre-flop? If he only called the big blind, what does that imply about his hand?

Did Teddy KGB really put Mike on a draw? If he thought he was facing a missed draw, was the all-in on the river the best move?

And, of course, the ultimate question:

What two cards was Teddy KGB holding in the last hand?


Grab some Oreos for inspiration and share your thoughts with the two hashtags #RKHstrategy and #Rounders1 or in the comments section below! Now over to you,  @Startling Grope  :)