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Tournament Tales

by Nick Heather |  Published: Sep 01, 2010


After a pretty quiet weekend I decided to play day 1a of the main event at the World Series of Poker. I was a few minutes late registering, therefore drew a really tough starting table, which included Scott “masterblaster” Seiver, Greg Mueller, and three other young guys who seemed competent. Luckily for me the table broke 20 minutes later. I got moved to a new table where I didn’t recognise anyone so thought it was going to be a pretty easy table. I played very tight the first level and just picked up a few small pots and managed to increase my stack from 30,000 to 32,000 in chips when my first interesting hand occurred. I open A-J offsuit to 525 under the gun with blinds at 100/200, a tight image, and two players call. Then a young Canadian guy on the button who’s been in many pots per orbit, ...

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