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Final Table Takedown - Kurt Jewell

Kurt Jewell Takes Down 2nd WSOP Circuit Main Event Title

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Mar 21, 2012


Kurt Jewell is a 26-year-old poker professional from Frankfort, KY. He graduated with a degree in sports management from Eastern Kentucky University. He is a two-time World Series of Poker Circuit main event champion and a three-time ring winner. In 2010, Jewell won the WSOP-C Horseshoe Hammond main event. Jewell’s total earnings on the WSOP Circuit alone are $485,423. Hand No. 1 Key Concepts: Board texture; Bet sizing; Knowing your opponent. Craig Tapscott: Can you set up for us your image and feel for the play with the final table being so close at hand? KJ: With these two tables left remaining, the players at my table are good, young players. We also have a few deep stacks at my table. The other table is full of less experienced and older players. And, their stacks are shallower. Because of past success in WSOP Circuit events, my image is “known” as ...

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