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Decisions, Decisions

by Linda Johnson |  Published: Mar 04, 2015


I am proud to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Tournament Directors Association (better known as the TDA). When something unusual happens at a tournament anywhere in the world, it often sparks a discussion among board members as to how the situation should best be handled. Opinions are sought in an effort to attain the best solution for the issue should it happen again. Well, just when you think you’ve heard it all, you find out you are wrong. I will summarize a situation that happened at a major tournament recently. Apparently a well-known player got eliminated when his pocket kings were beaten by his opponent’s pocket aces; he re-entered the event. The same thing happened again…his kings ran into pocket aces and a series of back and forth raises resulted in all the money going in preflop. According to live updates from the event, after ...

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