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Hand 2 Hand Combat - Marty Mathis Shares the Highs and Lows of Two Tournament Hands

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Apr 15, 2011

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Hand No. 1 Event: PokerStars six-max no-limit hold’em tournament Buy-in: $200 Players in the Event: 280 First Place: $12,320 Blinds: 1,500-3,000 Antes: 375 Players at the Table: 5 Stacks: Marty “TheLipoFund” Mathis – 57,514 Villain – 618,252 Craig Tapscott: Marty, set this final table up for us. Marty “TheLipoFund” Mathis: The villain has been running over the table. The other players are fairly weak. The villain, who was already notorious for being one of the most aggressive players on PokerStars, had taken his aggression to a new level. The villain raises to 6,000 from the small blind. TheLipoFund holds the J♣ 9♥ in the big blind. CT: What goes through your head when making a decision regarding what to do against such an aggressive opponent in this situation? MM: Well, I have a few options: Fold: This seems easy. I can keep letting him run over the table, and fold ...


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