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Reno

World Poker Challenge

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Jun 02, 2009

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I’ve always liked Reno. I almost moved there when I was 21 to play at the Peppermill, which had the best $20-$40 games and the hottest cocktail waitresses I’ve ever seen. It’s the site of my highest World Poker Tour finish (15th, sadly enough), in 2004. I would have made the final table had Eskimo Clark not made the dumbest call I’ve ever seen with A-K. We were the two chip leaders, and I was trying not to clash with him, but when he was raising every pot, it was kind of hard not to reraise with pocket queens. Oh well… My friend Lisa Wheeler, of GreasieWheels Productions, called and asked if I’d attend Jennifer Harman’s charity event for the National Kidney Foundation. She offered to comp my suite and my airfare to and from Reno. Since the World Poker Challenge was being held right after the charity tournament, and ...


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