Gus Hansen book - Every Hand Revealed
I just started reading Gus Hansen's "Every Hand Revealed", where he writes about every hand he played in the 2007 Aussie Millions tournament.
He has a stats summary, and considering that he won the tournament, I found it very surprising that out of 850 hands dealt to him, he only got AA 3 times, KK never! , QQ 4 times, JJ 3 times, and AK 10 times.
He played 329 / 850 of the hands he was dealt (39% !!!!)
The hands he called "good hands" , he was dealt 52 times :
TT, 99,88,77,66, AQo, AJ, ATs, KQ, KJs, KTs, QJs, QTs JTs,55,44,33,22, ATo, KJo, QJo, JTo, AX, KXs, QXs, JXs, KTo, K9o, K8o, K7o, K6o
Medium Hands - 166
QTo, Q9o, Q8o, Q7o, JTo, J9o, J8o, T9o, T8o, 98o, T9s, T8s, T7s, T6s, 98s, 97s, 96s, 95s, 87s, 85s
Every thing else he calls "Don't try this at home" - 89 hands
== Uncontested Pots ==
He won 55 pots by raising and "meeting no resistance", as he writes.
He also won 15 pots pre-flop by re-raising the initial raiser. As he writes "Some of those with a firm belief that I was holding the best hand, but quite a few 'funk balls' snuck in there".
Span of re-raising hands :
AK,AK,AK,JJ,99,99,88,77,55,A8o, K7o, QTo, 76o, 54o
"I don't exactly have to have picture cards or better to put a lot of money in the pot. Sensing some hesitation or reluctance on your opponent's part is sometimes all you need"