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Venice — Part II

An exciting H.O.R.S.E. event finish

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Jan 08, 2010


It’s day two of the H.O.R.S.E. event (check out my last column, “Venice,” for more background). I oversleep a few minutes and am running late (as usual). I’m a short stack, and I don’t want to be late, as I’ll get blinded/anted off. I can’t decide if I should cough up the €80 for a water taxi or just tale the ferry for which I already have a pass. My cheapness wins out, and I opt for the public transportation. Luckily for me, the Italians are as lackadaisical as I am, and half of the players are later than I am. I slowly but surely manage to chip up while avoiding any major confrontations. A few hours into play, I find myself in a spot that I absolutely hate. I get into a big pot in stud eight-or-better with split kings. It’s easy to say, “Just don’t get involved in ...

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