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Shooting Star 2011 — Part II

It’s tough to be a bounty

by Todd Brunson |  Published: May 06, 2011

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In my last column, we left off with me on life support with 6,000 in chips and being moved to a new table in the main room. I quickly got all in with pocket queens against A-K, and doubled up. I then got all in with a big pair against a small one, and again doubled up. After stealing a few blinds, I had more than my starting stack and felt like I was on a roll. My first misstep occurred when I didn’t listen to my instincts. A player raised from two off the button, and I looked down at A-Q suited. Now, this would normally be an easy three-bet situation, but my gut said no. First off, he had raised a few hundred more than what had become the standard raise to 2,100 at our table. That in itself wasn’t that big a deal, but something about his ...


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