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Final-Table Takedown -- Matt Graham

Matt Graham Plays Smart and Patient Pot-Limit Omaha to Capture Second World Series Bracelet

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Sep 04, 2009

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For years while growing up, Matt Graham excelled as a hockey player, but while playing at the collegiate level, he injured his shoulder and had to hang up his skates. Being a natural competitor, Matt ended up finding the game of poker, and now he cross-checks his opponents at the tables. In the early days, he turned a $50 deposit into more than $1.5 million online, and at the 2008 World Series of Poker, he won his first bracelet in the $1,500 limit hold’em shootout event. In his free time, Matt enjoys firing up Guitar Hero, and contends that he is one of the best at the game. Key Concepts: Pot odds; table-talk reads; hand ranges. Vengrin limps in from under the gun for 16,000. Graham raises to 56,000 from the big blind with the A A 2 2. Matt Graham: With the stacks somewhat shallow, I go ahead and ...


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