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Hand 2 Hand Combat -- J.D. 'BubbaKGB' McNamara

J.D. ‘BubbaKGB’ McNamara Recalls Two Key Hands With Pocket Jacks

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Sep 03, 2010


Event 2010 World Series of Poker event No. 24, no-limit hold’em Buy-in $1,000 Players in the Event 3,289 First Place $503,389 Finish Second Hand No. 1 Blinds 50,000-100,000 Antes 10,000 Players at the Table 3 Stacks J.D. McNamara – 1,900,000, Kiet Tran – 3,300,000 McNamara raises from the small blind to 300,000 with the J J. Tran calls from the big blind. Craig Tapscott: Your stack had been taking some hits before this hand, correct? J.D. McNamara: Yes. We had been playing three-handed for about 20 minutes, and I felt like the big stacks were wearing me down. When I raised preflop, I was just hoping that Tran would ship it in. CT: What’s your read? JM: It screamed weakness to me. I figured that he would shove with most of his aces and a lot of his Broadway range, so I thought he was just trying to flop big. ...

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