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Venice — Part IV

A roller-coaster ride to the final table

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Mar 01, 2010


While I started day two of the main event in third place, there were still 136 players left, and I knew that it was going to be a long day to get down to the final nine. As I said in my last column, the tournament was structured well, and with a good-size stack, I could bide my time, which is what I did. I stayed out of as many marginal situations as possible, and increased my stack at a reasonable rate. I could have gambled and tried to amass a ton of chips for the final table, Stuey Ungar style, but I’m more from the school of you can only lose the tournament on days one and two, not win it. The day was long and uneventful for the first 10 hours or so. After that, the blinds got high and we were sometimes playing shorthanded as we combined ...

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