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$50,000 H.O.R.S.E. — Part II

World Series of Poker

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Oct 16, 2009


When I left off in Part I of this column, I was one hour into the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, up about 20,000 in chips, when my potential backer called me. I had a dilemma here: Should I allow myself to be staked and give up much of my action, or just keep it all? Well, I had drawn a good table and was already up a good amount from my starting stack (we started with 150,000 in chips), and I knew I was playing my best, so why give up anything? “Screw it,” I said to myself. “I’m not giving up any of my action.” And with that, I just didn’t answer that call. My decision appeared to be the right one, as I became one of the top three chip leaders for the first three days of play. Halfway through day four, however, I hit a stumbling block. The ...

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