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Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Brandon Schaefer

The Mighty King-Queen of Clubs

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Mar 01, 2010

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Hand No. 1 Event: European Poker Tour Deauville Chip counts: Schaefer: 30,000; Villain: 15,000 Blinds: 300-600 Hand No. 2 Event: European Poker Tour Grand Final Monte Carlo Chip counts: Schaefer: 60,000; Isabelle Mercier: Unknown (A lot more than Schaefer) Blinds: 1,000-2,000 Rebecca McAdam: Tell me why your favourite hold’em hand is the K Q? Brandon Schaefer: Most tournament players in 2010 know that K-Q is the nuts but I figured it out five years ago, in 2005. Two of the most important hands of my poker life were both won with the K Q. Hand No. 1: The first hand was at European Poker Tour Deauville. It was the middle of day two, I had a decent sized stack and I was starting to ramp up the aggression, raising a lot of pots preflop. With blinds at 300/600, and a stack of 30,000, I raised to 1,500 from under the ...


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