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Vein Runs Into Jacks

Howard “The Professor” Vein and a player looked down at a completed board of 57K85. With about 6,000 already in the middle, Vein reached for chips and moved 5,000 forward. His opponent went into the ...


Episode 18 Featuring Isaac Haxton

by Andrew Brokos |  Published: Feb 06, '13


“Ike” Haxton, the newest member of PokerStars Team Online joins us for one of our most wide-ranging interviews, covering his lifelong love of games, his first job in a spring factory, his days as a limit hold ‘em grinder, his current life as a poker refugee, The Mathematics of Poker, and even a little poker strategy. For more Ike, follow ikepoker</a> on Twitter. You can follow Phil Ivey, sometimes, <a href="">PhilIvey.


0:01:33 Mailbag: “Cheating” dealers
0:16:39 Strategy: To race or not to race with AK early in a tournament
0:32:29 Interview: Isaac Haxton
1:16:47 Outro: Ghostwritten celebrity twitter accounts

Strategy Segment

Blinds 200/400/50. UTG raises to 1200, Hero calls AKs in middle position, another middle position player shoves 6K, original raiser reshoves for 25K, Hero has 44K behind and a bit of a decision…


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