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Venice — Part III

Hanging tough in the main event

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Jan 22, 2010


When I left off in my last column, I had just bubbled in the Venice $2,000 H.O.R.S.E. event. I still had one more chance to redeem myself in the main event, but the problem there was that I had been blinded off for about eight hours. Luckily, the tournament was structured pretty well, and I still had about two-thirds of my chips. I tried to steal a few blinds, but figured out right away that it wasn’t going to work. The Italians have a lot of good traits, but patience is not one of them. Gus Hansen actually refuses to play in Italy. He can’t stand being the tightest player at the table. I decided to buckle down and wait for a hand, knowing that I was going to get action when I did. I didn’t have to wait long, as I picked up aces in less than an hour. ...

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