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Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Hayden Fortini

Hayden ‘nipsman’ Fortini Capitalizes on a Misstep by Online Legend Cliff ‘JohnnyBax’ Josephy

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Sep 04, 2009

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Craig Tapscott: This is the biggest buy-in no-limit tournament on PokerStars each week, and some of the best players worldwide compete in it. At what stage of the tournament are we when this hand comes up? Hayden “nipsman” Fortini: There were two tables left. I believe there were 18 players remaining. There are some good regulars at my table, including “shaun deeb” (we eventually got heads up for the win), “JohnnyBax,” and “Hikespett.” Those were the only players I recognized. And I’ve really had no metagame history from past events with JohnnyBax. CT: So, how do you think he perceives you? HF: He probably views me as a random player, because this was my first time playing this tournament and I’m a new player in higher-stakes MTTs [multitable tournaments]. I, on the other hand, am well aware of Bax. I know a little about his game and have seen a ...


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