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Second-Annual Brunson Beer Pong Challenge

A real game of skill

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Jul 01, 2009


In my last column, at the Shooting Star tournament in San Jose, I left off after losing with the A Q with a flop of 9-4-2 with two diamonds versus pocket jacks. This hand didn’t break me, but almost did. I was going to leave off there, but after further reflection, I think my final hand deserves to be told. I was in the small blind after having lost the last pot of 150,000+, and was left with about 4,500. That’s not much, considering the blinds were 600-1,200 with a 200 ante. I didn’t need much of a hand to push here, so I was pleasantly surprised to look down at A-J. The player under the gun limped, so that put even more dead money out there. I moved in, and the player in the big blind did the same, for around 50,000, giving me some protection by forcing the ...

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