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OneUponAStar gets a $17k wish come true
With almost all the most active online high-stakes players focusing on the NBC Heads-Up Championships, online action has been slow.
The $500,000+ pots are currently on hiatus - there has not been a single $500/$1,000, or even $200/$400, game running for 24 hours. The biggest action happening on the Web is in the form of some $25/$50 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em action.
One of the contenders in this game is someone who hasn't been on the radar for a while now.
OneUponAStar (known as Bryn Kenney to the IRS) came out of nowhere a while back, playing some of the highest-stakes poker against some of the most well-known players in the game.
The books and poker experts preach that a player should have 100 buy-ins in their roll for a limit they want to play. This translates into needing upward of $10 million to sit at a $500/$1,000 game with a proper roll.
The variance is huge in the nosebleed game, with the best players in the world (including Phil Ivey and Tom "durrrr" Dwan) losing and winning over $3 million in the span of a couple of months.
For a player like OneUponAStar, one bad run can be enough to bust you, or if you're lucky simply ship you back down to the lower stakes. Luckily for OneUponAStar the "lower limits" is still $25/$50 NL, 10 times higher stakes than the majority of poker players ever play.
In the biggest hand from his latest session, OneUponAStar gets a lucky three-outer against Ozzy 87 for a $17,000 pot.
Game: $25/$50 - Hold'em Table: Ira (deep-six) Players: Ozzy 87, OneUponAStar Date: Mar. 7, 2009 5:21:06 ET Hand ID: 11008984447
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