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Elliot Smith Wins the Inaugural PokerStars Macau Championship Main Event

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jun 21, 2017


Elliot Smith currently lives in Vancouver, Canada and travels the poker scene regularly. He went to Langara College where he was given a scholarship to play on the basketball team, however found poker around that time and soon fell in love with the game. Smith has more than $1.9 million in career cashes. Event :2017 PokerStars Championship Macau Players: 536   •   Entry: $5,457   •   First Prize: $374,075   •   Finish: 1st Key Concepts: Blind defense; Antes; Heads-up play Craig Tapscott: How do you usually prepare for a final table? Elliot Smith: The night before a final table is really special, but one should be careful to not get overexcited or too invested in the next day. After I’ve wrapped up going over researching the players and some situations, I will shut the poker thinking down. I do my best to stay present, relax, and enjoy myself. I like to watch some sort of action flick. ...

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