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Nick Bland Comes From Behind

Nick Bland moved all-in preflop and was snap-called by Chris Dowling who flipped up AA. Bland was well behind with the 66, but caught up in a hurry when the flop came down 106. The ...


WSOP 2012, Event 16, Part Two

by Matt Matros |  Published: Aug 08, 2012

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In my last column, I told tale of how I built a big chip stack in the $1,500 six-max no-limit hold ’em event at this summer’s World Series of Poker, only to see most of that stack disappear during a massive all-in confrontation on Day Two. After Mark Darner and I each put 106 blinds in the pot preflop, Darner’s ace-king caught a magic ace of spades on the river to best my pocket kings and give him an enormous chip lead over the rest of the field. For my part, I went to dinner break with 167,000 – safely below average with 31 players remaining. I don’t tilt, but I have to admit I was flustered after taking such a huge beat. Mark and I were the two biggest stacks at the time we played our big pot, and it felt especially punishing to dodge trouble on the flop ...


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