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2011 World Series of Poker Event No. 52 — Part One

2011 World Series of Poker Event No. 52 — Part One

by Matt Matros |  Published: Aug 10, 2011


In both 2009 and 2010, I got close to big scores in the mixed hold’em events (limit and no-limit) at the World Series of Poker. Two years ago, I was near the chip lead with 15 players left, but then I lost a big pot in each game and ended up finishing 12th. In 2010, I made a questionable play after we’d reached the money. I had K-8 offsuit and decided to call an all-in player getting 2.1-1 on my money. I lost to pocket queens, and I eventually busted in 44th place. Still, two cashes in two years didn’t sound so bad when I stopped and thought about it. Given my earlier success in the event, I was a bit chagrined when the 2011 mixed hold’em event started off so dismally. We’d just switched to the limit round when my first disastrous hand came up. Three players limped, including ...

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