Tony Dunst and Bryan Devonshire

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Poker

Our Poker column puts readers in touch with the experts for the thinking behind the trickiest and most challenging poker hands. World Poker Tour (WPT) professional and television analyst Tony Dunst, along with other WPT players, break down the tactics and strategy used by some of the most prominent players in the world.

Poker Samples

Raise for the right reasons

The following hand took place this year in a $1,500-buy-in World Series of Poker event. With a 4,500-chip stack at 25/25 blinds, I raised to 75 from the cutoff seat with Kd Jd, and only the small blind called. The flop came Ks Qc 4h.

An effort to keep the bubble from bursting

In late May, I played in the WPTDeepStacks $1,100 main event, which was held at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. I arrived at LAX at 10 a.m. The casino is an hour away from the airport. As the bubble approached, I had a short stack.

Cautious play helps preserve WSOP Main Event stack

The following hand took place in the $10,000-buy-in 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. Everyone folded around to me in the cutoff seat. From late position, my raise with a strong hand was completely automatic.

Key to improvement is recognizing your mistakes

To bolster your strengths and mitigate your weaknesses, you must start by thoroughly understanding your mistakes.

Was $1 million beat the worst in poker history?

Three years ago, Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté announced the creation of the $1 million buy-in "Big One for One Drop" -- the most expensive tournament buy-in in poker history -- to be held at the 2012 World Series of Poker.

Tough ending to good run in the WSOP Main Event

"Sorry, but congratulations." I had a great run this year, finishing 140th out of nearly 6,700 entrants.

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