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More Tales from the 2008 World Series of Poker

More Tales from the 2008 World Series of Poker

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Aug 10, 2011


Here’s an interesting hand from the 2008 World Series of Poker: I was really struggling through the tournament on day 4 while playing at the ESPN featured table. No, I didn’t lose with K-K versus A-A, nor did I have the misfortune to lose in a set-over-set scenario. Still, during one four-hour stretch, I raised about 20 pots, was reraised an amazing 19 times, and then folded every single hand! Could I have moved all in and won any of those pots? Definitely, but I also could have busted myself out of the tournament by making that risky move. I just never got a legitimate hand with which I could make a move, only hands that had the potential to get me in trouble, like A-J, K-J, K-Q, Q-10, and A-X suited. Well, I finally got J-J and raised from late position. Guess what? The big blind reraised. I called, ...

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