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April 19, 2019

19
Apr

“Can I take your pulse?”

David Lappin and Andy Hills are working through the early drafts of the script for their upcoming buddy cop feature. The two walk a rather slack rope which occasionally results in the kind of conflicts generated by sitting at the same poker table. Perhaps the most interesting one so far came about when Lappin raised under the gun and only Hills called in the big blind. A 6h 3c 5s flop came down and after being checked to, Lappin declined his option to continuation bet. The turn was the Qd, Hills led out 2.2k and Lappin called. The river was...
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19
Apr

Double for Hanlon

Colm Hanlon opened to 1,400 (blinds 300/600) in early position and it folded round to big blind George Petten, who upped it to 4,000.  Back to Hanlon, who stayed still and quiet for a short time, before putting the rest of his stack over the line (it was 23,800 exactly).  Petten only had around 15,000 more than this, and took a while over his decision, which was, in the end, to call, while saying that it wasn’t a good idea.  Surely everyone who plays poker has seen that internal war going on, where the hand almost involuntarily throws chips in...
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