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Yesterday's defeat had taken the chip off my shoulder and I bought in with some trepidation, seeing even more big names in the room. But this was the season of the Lion so I plunked down $3100 and sat with the field of 60. I drew table six, seat eight, and it was déjà vu all over again with me sandwiched in between Hoyt Corkins in seat six and Chris Bigler in seat eight. I filed a formal protest with the tournament director but he thought I was joking and blew me off with a smile. Besides those two big boys, "Syracuse" Chris Tsiprailidis was in seat one and John Phan had seat two. Right away I ended up heads-up with Chris Bigler with pocket Tens on a board of Nine-Trey-Deuce rainbow. I check-raised him and he called. The turn was a Five. I bet 1800 and he moved in. Against most opponents I would have folded but Chris had been bullying me every time we had played together and I decided to make a stand with my overpair. He turned over Ace-Four offsuit for the gutshot Straight and I was out of the contest.
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ANNOUNCEMENT: 2005 CARD PLAYER COLLEGIATE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Colleges around the country will compete in the Biggest, Baddest, Meanest Poker Brawl of 2005 to decide the best college Texas Hold’em player in the country.
The US Collegiate Poker League is producing this school vs. school battle that begins November 12th. Full Tilt Poker will host the first two elimination rounds online. The National Nine finalists will then be whisked away for a final showdown live in Las Vegas! The event will be taped for national television for broadcast in the spring.
The prizes include a $5000 WSOP seat, scholarships, a gold championship bracelet, Palm Tree Computer laptop, and much more. For additional information and to get up on game visit: http://www.uscollegiatepokerleague.com/ or http://www.getupongame.com/.
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