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Final Table Takedown: Russell Crane Shares Bet-Sizing Strategy While Capturing Six-Figure Score

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Mar 19, 2014


Russell Crane, 28, is from Howell, New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University in 2007. He has been a professional player both online and live since 2003. Crane has an impressive live resume with multiple wins including a first-place finish in the 2011 Borgata Spring Poker Open.  He also took third at a 2009 WSOP $2,500 no-limit hold’em six-handed event. Crane has more than $2.5 million in combined live and online tournament cashes. Event: 2013 Borgata Fall Poker Open Main Event Players: 625 Entry: $2,500 First Prize: $361,747 Finish: 1st Hand No. 1 Key Concepts: Value betting; polarized hand ranges Crane raises to 45,000 from middle position holding 10 10. Diaz calls from the cutoff. Craig Tapscott: Do you have any experience to draw from previous play with Diaz? Russell Crane: I have never played with him before, as far as I can remember. He seems to be playing aggressive ...

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