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Hand 2 Hand Combat -- Steve Barshak

Steve Barshak Plays the Player From Start to Finish

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jun 25, 2010

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Event: PokerStars Sunday no-limit hold’em tournament Players in the Event: 1,013 Buy-in: $500 First Prize: $88,536 Hand No. 1 Players at the Table: 7 Stacks: Steve “Illini213” Barshak – 289,343; “FatsoFat6969” – 880,252 Blinds: 5,000-10,000 Antes: 1,000 Craig Tapscott: I know that you’re a very read-oriented, feel type of player. What’s your take on this final table at this point? Steve Barshak: I am currently sixth or seventh in chips at the final table. It is very important in hands like this to understand the dynamics of the table: “FatsoFat6969” and “Skammes” have been controlling the action, and “andreyluis” has been card-racking. My opponent in this hand, FatsoFat6969, has played on the tighter side. I believe that he three-bet me once and I folded, but that was when there were two tables left. I have not been involved in many pots with him recently, and my stack has taken a ...


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