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Math and Beyond

Next time, I can make the great laydown

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Apr 16, 2010

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Recently, I played in the $5,000 buy-in North American Poker Tour event at The Venetian. Will the NAPT end up becoming bigger than the World Poker Tour someday soon? Some poker veterans are betting that it will. After all, the NAPT is broadcast on ESPN2, and it attracted a large number of players for its first two events: 1,529 in the Bahamas, and 872 at The Venetian. After a few hours of play at my table, an interesting hand came up, but first let me set the stage a bit. Player A was raising quite a few pots, and when he raised from under the gun to 1,600 to go, I made a bad read and reraised to 5,000 with the J 5. He called, the flop came 6 5 4, and we both checked. The turn card was the 7, he bet out 6,000, and I called. The river ...


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