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Final Table Takedown: Justin Young Shares Hand Reading Skills on Way to Capturing First World Poker Tour Title

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jun 22, 2016


Justin Young is a former mechanical engineer who quit his job to play poker full time in 2006. Young took second at the 2008 Doyle Brunson Classic Championship for $950,000 and won the 2011 Festa al Lago Classic for $349,000. Though mainly a cash game player, Young has career cashes that exceed $4.3 million, including three World Poker Tour final tables. This coming October will mark the date of his tenth wedding anniversary, and he could not have achieved all of this success in poker without the loving support of his wife, Morgan. Key Concepts: ICM; Hand Reading; Assessing hand values Craig Tapscott: Set the table up for us Justin. Justin Young: Okay. After getting a big double up early with K-K vs. Q-Q, I began opening much wider, even the 8-4 offsuit was in the mix. Outside of Chae, most of the players to my left were playing Independent ...

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