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Final Table Takedown With Jim Hess

Jim Hess Makes a Great Call and a Stupid Call

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Sep 21, 2011

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Jim Hess first became intrigued about poker after reading Positively Fifth Street by Jim McManus. He works as a talent agent in Los Angeles, and in 2004, a business relationship with the head of Poker Royalty, Brian Balsbaugh, got him more deeply involved in the game. Hess worked hard to improve by attending the WSOP Academy and reading all of Daniel Negreanu’s books, and he has three cashes at the WSOP to date. After winning the WSOP seniors event, he made the final table of the $10,000 Bellagio Cup main event and took home $48,314 for an eighth-place finish. Event WSOP Seniors Event Entrants 3,752 Buy-In $1,000 First Place $557,435 Finish First Hand No. 1 Key Concepts: Hand reading, pot control Craig Tapscott: I want to let our readers in on a little background regarding this hand-breakdown with Jim. Many of us play in home games with a regular group ...


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