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Hand 2 Hand Combat - Ryan Hall Shares a Missed Opportunity, and a Big Laydown

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Oct 15, 2010


Event: PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up no-limit hold’em tournament Players in the Event: 4,029 Buy-in: $200 First Place: $126,512 Finish: Second Hand No. 1 Stacks: “ryanghall” – 122,394; Villain – 182,751 Players at the Table: 9 Blinds: 1,000-2,000 Antes: 200 Ryan “ryanghall” Hall opens for 4,550 from early position with the K♠ J♠. The villain calls from middle position. Craig Tapscott: This hand takes place at what stage of the event? Ryan Hall: It’s in the middle stages of the tournament, right before the money. CT: Do you have any reads on the villain? RH: He is the other big stack at the table. He’s not a name that I know, and I haven’t been at the table long. Therefore, I certainly could put him on any pair, and in a tournament like the Sunday Warm-Up, he could have any two cards 10 or higher, and suited connectors. Flop: K♣ 4♣ 2♠ ...

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