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WPT L.A. Poker Classic

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Apr 29, 2011


The poker tour swung into Commerce Casino in L.A. in late January for the L.A. Poker Classic, and in late February, a month of poker climaxed with a $10,000 buy-in World Poker Tour event. In my last column, I discussed the hand in which I was eliminated during day three (my 10-10 vs. A-10). In this column, I will take a look at a hand that I won early on day one. By the way, my strategy for day one was simple: I would play very patient poker and wait for the cards (and the chips) to come my way. I wasn’t afraid to fold 9-8 suited, A-J offsuit, or A-2 suited. Playing only strong hands can lead to some great situations. With the blinds at 100-200, I opened from under the gun with 3-3 for 600. At this point, I had roughly my starting stack of 30,000. The player ...

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