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World Series of Poker Event No. 12: Part II

A dream come true

by Matt Matros |  Published: Aug 20, 2010


In my last column, I detailed the early and middle stages of my experience in this year’s $1,500 buy-in limit hold’em event at the World Series of Poker. In case you missed it, or if you just need a reminder, I got to the day-two dinner break with a slightly above-average stack of 46,500; 77 players were left, and 63 would make the money. I got back from dinner, and started making some hands. I three-bet with A-K suited, the player to my left cold-called, and then called all of the remaining streets. Happily, I rivered the nut flush. These are the hands that you need to win to make a run in a limit hold’em event — hands in which both you and your opponent are strong enough to put in a lot of bets, and you’re lucky enough to show down a winner on the river. It’s impossible ...

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