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Bobby James has had a rather nice run of late - first he got dealt pocket kings two hands in a row (although he only got paid off on the first one), and now he's upped his stack to 85k after the following:

With the blinds/ante now at 500/1k/1k, James called an under-the-gun raise to 3k holding A 10 to see a Q 4 6 flop, which they both checked. James checked the 9 turn as well, but this time the original raiser bet 6k. James called, and they proceeded to the river. The last card was the 9 and James checked again. This time Original Raiser bet 10k, and James called again with just the nines on the board and the ace in his hand - and discovered that Original Raiser had been at it with K J .