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Final Table Takedown: WSOP Main Event Third-Place Finisher Neil Blumenfield Learns a Lesson or Two about Bet Sizing

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Apr 13, 2016

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Neil Blumenfield is a resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He grew up in Chicago and is a huge Cubs fan. He spent most of the last 30 years in San Francisco working with startup software companies, most recently as co-founder of Elastic Intelligence, which was purchased by Intuit in 2013. Blumenfield has been a recreational tournament player over the last 10 years, finishing third in the 2015 World Series of Poker main event, which was his second cash in the main event in four entries. He now is playing poker professionally, brewing beer, and helping his wife, Pascale, with her retail shop, Pascaline Paris in San Francisco. Event: 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event Players: 6420 • Entry: $10,000 • First Prize: $3,398,298 • Finish: 3rd Key Concepts: Preflop bet sizing vs. multiple opponents; Proper flop bet sizing Craig Tapscott: Set this hand up for us, Neil. Neil Blumenfield: This was ...


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