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Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack

New Day, New Strategy for Calamusa

Yardley • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Pierre Calamusa

Chip leader Pierre Calamusa called his opponent’s bet on the turn and then led out for 3,800 on a river that brought some straight draws in. His opponent looked pretty sceptical but after some hesitation made the call. Calamusa showed him {q-Spades}{9-Spades} for the revered straight, received a, “Nice hand.” and the pot. “You said you were trying a new strategy.” Calamusa’s neighbour said. “Yeah, hitting straights” he replied.

On the next hand Calamusa raised to 1,700 and was called by the blinds. They checked it down to the river of a board reading {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{9-Spades}. Calamus bet 2,500 and the big blind reached for calling chips but thought better of it and mucked his hand.

The strategy seems to be working so far.

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