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CPPT VI - Golden Gates Casino

$600 No-Limit Hold'em

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Day 1A Finishes With 55 Players

The Card Player Poker Tour has made its way to Black Hawk, Colorado for the inaugural stop at the Golden Gates Casino, and by all early indications, it’s already guaranteed to be a massive success. ...


Final Table Takedown: Russell Crane Shares Bet-Sizing Strategy While Capturing Six-Figure Score

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Mar 19, 2014

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Russell Crane, 28, is from Howell, New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University in 2007. He has been a professional player both online and live since 2003. Crane has an impressive live resume with multiple wins including a first-place finish in the 2011 Borgata Spring Poker Open.  He also took third at a 2009 WSOP $2,500 no-limit hold’em six-handed event. Crane has more than $2.5 million in combined live and online tournament cashes. Event: 2013 Borgata Fall Poker Open Main Event Players: 625 Entry: $2,500 First Prize: $361,747 Finish: 1st Hand No. 1 Key Concepts: Value betting; polarized hand ranges Crane raises to 45,000 from middle position holding 10 10. Diaz calls from the cutoff. Craig Tapscott: Do you have any experience to draw from previous play with Diaz? Russell Crane: I have never played with him before, as far as I can remember. He seems to be playing aggressive ...


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