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Heads Up with Greg Raymer

Turning Point in Path to WSOP $40,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table

by Kristy Arnett |  Published: Jul 10, 2009

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Greg Raymer, the 2004 World Series of Poker champion, came to the final table of the 2009 WSOP $40,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event fourth in chips. At the end of the day, he had finished third, for $775,000. Before the start of the final table, Raymer sat down with Card Player TV to discuss a turning point in the tournament. Kristy Arnett: How did you build your stack? Greg Raymer: The big pot was against Steve Zolotow. It was not too straightforward, the way that I played that hand. KA: Tell me about it. GR: Sure. There’s basically one guy at my table whom I had no prior knowledge of before the day started. His name is Neil Chriss. In this pot, he raised to 35,000. I’m sitting right behind him with A-K, and I flat-call, partly because if someone decides to reraise behind me, I might choose to come ...


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