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Pocket Kings Can Be the Kiss of Death

by Bernard Lee |  Published: Nov 14, 2012


Recently, I hosted a private poker event where I sat down with about 20 amateur players. The night combined some poker playing and discussion, which included a question and answer session. The questions ranged from playing on tour to being an active member of the poker media. Some questions were: How long have you been playing poker on tour? (Answer: I have been playing tour events since 2004, but officially quit my corporate job and turned pro in 2007). What was the first poker game you ever played at a casino? (Seven-card stud) Who were you most nervous interviewing for your radio show? (Doyle Brunson) What players do you enjoy interviewing? (Chris Moneymaker, Joe Hachem, Jonathan Duhamel) Afterward, we began playing some poker, but the questions continued. At this point, most of the questions focused on poker strategy, such as playing in position, short-stack play, small-ball strategy, and three-betting. However, ...

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