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Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Sorel Mizzi

Sorel ‘Imper1um’ Mizzi Discusses Knowing an Opponent and ‘Playing’ Him

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Sep 01, 2009

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Sorel Mizzi: It was day 2A and the blinds were about 600-1,200 with a 100 ante. Brandon Demes raised in early position to 3,200, and we had a lot of history — he was reraising me, I was reraising him. We know how each other plays and we’re also really good friends outside of poker. Rebecca McAdam: Do you think that’s an advantage or disadvantage at the table because you know each other so well, but you may also not want to put each other out? SM: Well it depends; if it’s a friend, like even somebody you’re not that close with, you dont expect that guy to play back at you when he shouldn’t, you just expect him to play his hand accordingly. We’re close enough that we almost want to knock each other out. So with Brandon it was more like we were gunning for each other, and ...


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