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Staying Out Of Trouble In The WPT Championship

by Jonathan Little |  Published: Jun 10, 2015


I recently had the pleasure of playing in the 2015 $15,000 World Poker Tour Championship at Borgata in Atlantic City. A few hours into day 1, I found myself with only 29,000 out of my 50,000-chip starting stack. I resolved to remain calm and play my best. I actually recorded a 30-minute long video blog that highlights my thought process throughout the entire trip. You can find the video blog at Eventually, I looked down, found 10 10 on the button, and raised to 1,000 at 200-400 with a 50 ante out of my 29,000 stack. A loose, aggressive Asian guy who seemed to like to play pots with me thought for a while, counted out around 3,200 chips, started shaking, and then accidentally put in 2,200 instead of 3,200. While I would have almost certainly been happy to play for my entire stack if my opponent acted in ...

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