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Final Table Takedown - Eric Baldwin and Justin Young Tell Both Sides of the Story During an Epic Heads-Up Battle

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Apr 15, 2011


Eric Baldwin won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet in 2009 in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em tournament. He has career tournament cashes of more than $4.1 million. In 2009, he won the Card Player magazine Player of the Year award. He is a member of Team UB. Justin Young is a former mechanical engineer who quit his job to play poker full time in 2006. Although mainly a cash-game player, he has career tournament cashes of more than $2.9 million, and has made two World Poker Tour final tables. Event: PokerStars North American Poker Tour bounty shootout Players in the Event: 81 Buy-in: $5,000 First Prize: $157,280 Finish: First — Eric Baldwin Key Concepts: Eric Baldwin — The value of position in controlling how the pot plays out; the importance of knowing your opponent’s capabilities Justin Young — Bluff-catching; thin value; hand-range reading Craig Tapscott: Give me the ...

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