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Hand 2 Hand Combat --Michael ‘mman_status’ Meredith

Shares Late-Stage Tournament Strategies

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Sep 17, 2010


Event Full Tilt Poker Sunday Mulligan no-limit hold’em tournament Buy-in $200 Players in the Event 1,307 First Place $57,508 Finish Second Hand No. 1 Blinds 800-1,600 Antes 200 Players at the Table 8 Stacks “mman_status” – 63,318; Villain – 51,631 The villain raises to 3,200 from the small blind. Craig Tapscott: Set up the action for us, Michael. Michael “mman_status” Meredith: OK. This hand was deep in the tourney and the table was playing pretty aggressively. The villain in the hand was on the aggressive side, but he also was one of the weaker players at the table. He certainly was doing some unorthodox things. Once before, he had min-raised [minimum-raised] and given up post-flop, and another time had opened for 2.6 times the big blind in a blind-versus-blind situation. CT: What kind of information did you pick up from this? MM: It let me know that his min-raise wasn’t ...

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