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Jesse Rockowitz Leads Day 1A

Jesse Rockowitz bagged the chiplead on Day 1A of the Card Player Poker Tour Atlantis main event. The Northern California native is poised to make yet another deep run, putting away 191,100 in chips for ...


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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