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Final-Table Takedown -- Keven Stammen

Keven Stammen Takes Advantage of Sharp Reads to Crush a World Series of Poker Final Table

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Sep 18, 2009


Keven “Stamdogg” Stammen, 24, is an online poker veteran who has been playing professionally since turning 18. He has cashed for more than $2 million in online tournaments. For the last three years, he has been traveling the live-tournament circuit. Event 2009 World Series of Poker, event No. 13, $2,500 no-limit hold’em Players in the Event: 1,008 First Prize: $506,786 Buy-in: $2,500 Finish: First Hand No. 1 Stacks: Keven Stammen – 1,300,000 Gregg Merkow – 800,000 Blinds: 12,000-24,000 Antes: 3,000 Players at the Table: 9 Key Concepts: Player-dependent reads; taking advantage of the image that you’ve developed at the table. Craig Tapscott: You came to the final table third in chips. What’s the plan? Keven Stammen: If the table was playing soft and everyone was folding, I planned on doing a ton of raising. If the table was crazy and getting opened and three-bet every pot, I probably would just ...

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