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Bay 101’s Falling Star

“Gloom, despair and agony on me.”

by Todd Brunson |  Published: May 14, 2010


Yes, it’s actually called the Bay 101 Shooting Star, not Falling Star, but falling better described the tournament for me this year. This was the first year that I failed to either double up or make day two of the main event. It’s my favorite event, too. I didn’t suffer any horrible beats or anything; I just never could get any traction. Anytime I raised with a piece of garbage, I got three-bet, and if I had a hand, I got no action — with one exception; someone played with me once when I had pocket kings. I raised from early position and got reraised by a player I perceived as being fairly tight/good, although I didn’t actually know him. I put him on a big pair or A-K, so I decided to try to lock him into the hand right there, and made it four bets. I decided that ...

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