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Final Table Takedown: Justin Young

Young Pays Close Attention To Opponent's Bet Sizing And Donk Betting Strategy

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Dec 14, 2011


Justin Young is a former mechanical engineer who quit his job to play poker full time in 2006. Though mainly a cash-game player, Justin has career tournament cashes that exceed $3,600,000 including two World Poker Tour final tables. In 2010 Young won the Bellagio Five-Diamond Classic no-limit event #11 for $171,836. He also finished second to his neighbor and close friend, Eric Baldwin, at the PokerStars North American Poker Tour $5,000 Bounty Shootout. Hand No. 1 Key Concepts: Playing draws, opponents tendencies, and general tournament play Young raises to 45,000 from the button holding A 9. Aljanedi calls from the small blind. Craig Tapscott: What type of read do you have on Aljanedi? Justin Young: He plays a wide variety of hands regardless of position, so at this point I feel a suited ace is way ahead of his range. Flop: 2 3 5 (pot: 108,000) JY: This is a ...

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