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Estrella Baltazar Takes The Lead

Already one of the larger stacks in the room, Estrella Baltazar took the chip lead outright this level in a huge hand. We made it to the table on the river with the board showing ...


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Card Player Magazine Scribe Matt Matros Wins Third Gold Bracelet

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Oct 31, 2012

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Matt Matros is a 35-year-old poker professional, the author of The Making of a Poker Player, and a featured coach for cardrunners.com. He is a known for having a strong theoretical background in the game, and his $2,300,000 in tournament winnings seems to back his theories up. Event 2012 World Series of Poker $1,500 NLH Six-Max Players 1,604 Entry $1,500 First Prize $454,835 Finish 1st Hand No. 1 Key Concepts: Don’t value raise if you can’t get called by a worse hand. This has the dual benefit of maximizing wins and minimizing losses. Craig Tapscott: Matt, congrats on your third bracelet. I’m curious if you can share what you believe are the contributing factors to your consistency over the past few years? Is it your homework away from the table or perhaps mental preparation, etcetera? What’s the secret? Matt Matros: Well I have consistently gone deep in WSOP events since 2005, ...


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