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The Big Game 2011

The Big Game 2011

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Jul 27, 2011


The $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2011 World Series of Poker was held about midway through the Series. I had come close to cashing several times already in this year’s WSOP, but I kept getting to the money bubbles without many chips. I was basically anteing myself to death, never picking up good hands to fight with. This was the first tournament in which I was able to accumulate and hold onto chips for a deep finish. There were a few reasons I was doing well: I was finally picking up some hands at the right times, I was making some good calls, and this was probably my strongest event. I’ve played H.O.R.S.E. as long as anyone, and these games remain a part of our mix today when I play at Aria. A few things happened in this tournament that people are still talking about today, so I decided to ...

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