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Oh Leads Day 1B

Day 1b is done and we have our final 10 players. Young Oh is leading the pack with 604,000, which puts him atop both starting flights. The player known as DD had the chip lead ...


WSOP 2012, Event 16: Part One

by Matt Matros |  Published: Jul 11, 2012

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In the post-Black Friday era, it’s hard for an American poker pro to stay sharp. I played a grand total of eight events – all on the east coast – in the five months leading up to the 2012 World Series of Poker. I had no cashes. Without the experience of a recent deep run, I tried to avoid rustiness as best as I could by giving private lessons, exchanging strategy emails with my poker confederates, and reading the occasional hand discussion on a forum. But there’s no substitute for sitting at the table and playing, hour after hour, day after day. I arrived in Vegas on June 3, and the dullness in my game was evident during my first few events. I played the $1,500 no limit hold’em shootout and got heads-up against an opponent who I felt I should’ve beaten. Instead I called off all my chips with ...


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