We present a new, completely three-dimensional proof of the fact, due to the combined work of Gabai and Eliashberg-Thurston, that every closed, oriented, connected, irreducible 3-manifold with nonzero second homology carries a universally tight contact structure.
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Ko Honda, William H. Kazez, Gordana Matić, On the Gabai-Eliashberg-Thurston Theorem. Comment. Math. Helv. 79 (2004), no. 3, pp. 502–515DOI 10.1007/S00014-004-0804-2