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Max Steinberg, better known as Numbr2intheWorld on the FTR Forums, finished in 2nd place in Event 8, a No Limit Hold'em 3-day event for a massive $350,000. Nice prize!! He also made it to Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event.
Danny Steinberg, Max's identical twin, made it to Day 5 to finish in the money of the WSOP Main Event. His 395th place finish netted him a prize of $31,647! He can be found on the forums as Chardrian within the FTR community. He finished in 5th place in Event 12, a Limit Hold'em 3-day event. To compliment his 5th place finish, Dresel-Velasquez was able to take home a $44,000 prize!
And making the deepest run in the 2010 WSOP Main Event was Mark Meloche, aka meeloche. He had an outstanding run and finished in 76th place, taking home a nice $94,942!
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Forum Fanatic | High-Stakes 6max Scenario
pat3392 asks for some advice regarding folding versus reraising a hand in our Sit-n-Go Tourney Tactics forum.
Poker Stars $3.00+$0.40 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t10/t20 Blinds - 10 players
The Official 2+2 Hand Converter Powered By DeucesCracked.com
Hero (CO): t1500 M = 50
BTN: t1490 M = 49.67
SB: t1480 M = 49.33
BB: t1500 M = 50
UTG: t1730 M = 57.67
UTG+1: t1500 M = 50
UTG+2: t1300 M = 43.33
MP1: t1500 M = 50
MP2: t1500 M = 50
MP3: t1500 M = 50
Pre Flop: (t30) Hero is CO with QsAc
5 folds, MP3 calls t20, Hero raises to t80, 2 folds, BB raises to t220, 1 fold, Hero calls t140
Flop: (t470) 4h9c6c (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets t240, BB raises to t500, Hero folds
I really did not know what to do when he raised me... I figured that AQ was ahead of his range(I don't give me opponents too much respect at these low games, perhaps a leak) However he could have quite easily had something like 99 and been ahead so re-raising I thought was incorrect.
taipan168: Fold to the preflop 3-bet unless you have a very solid read that BB is aggressive. Whilst low buyin players' ranges can often be quite screwy, that tends to manifest itself in the fact that they will call too loose rather than take the initiative to make a structured 3-bet. Therefore, I don't agree that you are ahead of even an unknown's 3-bet range unless you have a specific read.
Nakamura: ^^^ This. And your play doesn't really make sense. You raise PF, then call a re-raise and then lead the flop. Think for a moment what hands you would actually do that with. Perhaps AQ+, TT, JJ .... stronger hands probably re-raise PF. There are no scary cards to represent either like an A or K. Since he has been aggressive PF, you would probably have checked good hands like solid draws, sets and over-pairs and check-raised on the flop or turn.
taipan168: I missed the flop that OP led the flop, I thought that there were 2 others in the hand and that Hero checked. I agree with Naka, I definitely do not lead the flop in this case, I check behind and take the free card.
Nakamura: Actually, I missed the BB checking too. I thought Hero was leading the flop OOP. Anyway I agree that taking a free turn card is the best play here.
BTW, most opponents will need a very strong hand to re-raise in the BB. AQ is seldom ahead of his range, even at a $3.40.
drmcboy: def fold to the 3 bet.
but once he checksI like bet to get him off AK or AQ or whatever trash. Bet more though, like 3/4 PS to make sure he doesn't peel with AK. Clubs are good but the free card will usually not help or get us into trouble.
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Poker News | The November Nine is Set!
The “November Nine” for the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event have been decided. After battling through a field of 7,319 players who each ponied up $10,000 for the chance to win the $8.9 million first prize, only nine players remain for the final table of the Main Event, which will be played on November 6th.
With about 7.6 million in chips, 25-year-old poker professional Jason Sentl will be the ultimate short-stack at the table, with 37-year-old Cuong Nguyen close ahead at 9.7 million. Next up is easily the most well-known player in the line-up, 29-year-old Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi with about 14.5 million in chips. Then we have 26-year-old Filippo Candio and 25-year-old Matthew Jarvis, both sitting around 16.5 million in chips, followed closely by 24-year-old John Racener with 19 million. WSOP Circuit gold ring winner Joseph Cheong is 24 years old and will start final table play with 23.5 million in chips, while the big stacks belong to 24-year-old John Dolan with 46 million and 22-year-old Jonathan Duhamel with a staggering 66 million.
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Poker Article | The $6,000,000 Poker Player
There is a growing debate in today’s poker world over who is the best player around. Many names get offered as the best of the best but there is truly no way to know who the best Texas Hold’em player in the world is. As the game of poker has grown followers have been able to follow the world’s best on television, through the internet, and many other mediums. Even still, with all of the information at our disposal, a clear cut number one has not been settled. Today, we are here to settle the debate. Not with one player, face, or game, but with a combination of the world’s best.
There are many factors that go into creating a great poker player, whether it be aggression, hand-reading, ego, table presence, or any of another handful of characteristics, the $6,000,000 poker player must have them all! By picking and choosing from the best in the world we can create our own super-human poker player who will be head and shoulders above the rest. Our test subjects, the current “best” in the world, can be seen on High Stakes Poker Cash Games, Poker after Dark, WSOP broadcasts, and even in nosebleed high-stakes online games at FullTilt Poker and PokerStars.
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Poker Dictionary | Half-Bet Rule
The half-bet rule says that if a player puts an amount of chip greater than or equal to one-and-a-half the original amount needed to call, the player is committed to raise.
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