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A hand to remember, but not to savor

March 27, 2014

By Matthew E. Milliken
March 27, 2014

Thanks to a combination of basketball, confusion and cancellation, my schedule this week, unusually, has allowed me to play World Tavern Poker several nights running. The first tournament on Wednesday night brought me a hand to remember — although not, alas, one to savor…

I’d won a few hands, nothing major — mostly by making bets that no one called. After the blinds went to 500-1,000, and shortly before the mid-game break, I was dealt pocket aces while sitting in the small blind.

There were nine or so people at the table. About six of them called the big blind. When my turn came, I checked my cards, counted my chips and bet 3,000 on top of my small blind.

Mark folded his hand in the big blind. Tony, the man sitting immediately to his left, considered and then called. Everyone else folded.

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