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A Close Call

A Close Call

by Andrew Brokos |  Published: Sep 07, 2011


Hello, everyone! This is the first of what I hope will be many columns for Card Player, so I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. Poker has been my primary source of income for more than seven years now, and while I play no-limit hold’em almost exclusively, I’m experienced in both tournament and ring-game play. I play primarily online — in fact, I’m a member of PokerStars Team Online — but one of the achievements I’m most proud of is my consistent performance in the main event of the World Series of Poker. I’ve played every year since 2006, and in those six years, I’ve cashed five times. What’s more, my three most recent cashes were all top-100 finishes, with my personal best being 35th place in 2008. My first few columns will focus on key hands from these events that illustrate broader principles about tournament poker and/or ...

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