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The 2009 Main Event

World Series of Poker

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Oct 30, 2009


With a respectable three cashes and one final table under my belt at the 2009 World Series of Poker, I still needed a crown jewel to really consider it a success. The main event was my last opportunity to accomplish this, and I went into the tournament ready for a deep run. I chose the Fourth of July, as I figured that a lot of the Internet kids would want to party and not play that day. I think it was a good choice. I got a pretty good table draw, and didn’t know anyone there. Play seemed pretty loose and passive, which was perfect for accumulating chips without putting myself too much in harm’s way. My first pot came down perfectly. Several players limped in front of me, and I held the K 9. I limped, and flopped gin — A 7 5! Everyone checked to me, and I ...

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