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Final Table Takedown -- Eric Brix

Eric Brix Knows When to Make a Tricky Check to Induce Opponents to Spew

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Apr 02, 2010


Eric Brix, 24, grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul. He started playing poker at free local bar tournaments shortly after turning 21. He then deposited some money online while attending summer school at St. Cloud State University. He dabbled in $1-$2 six-max no-limit hold’em cash games at the start. He then gravitated toward mixed-game tournaments, because he felt the outcome of no-limit events was based mostly on luck. He eventually began to share and discuss no-limit hands with fellow players. His confidence and game evolved, and as his understanding of concepts and situations clicked, so did his results. Over the last two years, Brix has cashed for more than $750,000 in online events. Event: PokerStars Sunday Million Players in the Event: 8,885 Buy-in: $200 First Prize: $253,755 Finish: First Hand No. 1 Stacks: Eric “AceQuad” Brix – 4,383,928 Villain – 8,273,663 Blinds: 80,000-160,000 Antes: ...

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