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Retired poker pro Justin Karet claims to be “over the game”

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Retired poker pro Justin Karet claims to be “over the game” and has spent much time disparaging the professional poker circuit to the media over the past year. Karet’s claims have no credibility, however, for despite his boasts that he would not bother to travel more than 30 minutes to attend a tournament, even if he expected to win, Karet was recently sighted at the Fulterton Poker Tilt, a sanctioned tournament event held 90 minutes from his hometown of Guerra.

Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument?

A) Karet has “retired” twice before, only to return to professional poker each time.
B) Karet was heard to claim that he would win the tournament handily, and did, taking home an estimated $115,000 in an afternoon’s play.
C) Karet no longer lives within an hour’s drive of Guerra.
D) Karet was offered a significant appearance fee to attend the tournament.
E) Karet has also claimed that blackjack is superior to poker.
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Re: Retired poker pro Justin Karet claims to be “over the game” [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2013, 19:13
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Hint: What would weaken Karet's credibility? If traveling to this tournament doesn't weaken Karet's credibility, why not?
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Re: Retired poker pro Justin Karet claims to be “over the game” [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2013, 19:51
IMO C . Pretty straight one to be honest:

Conclusion: Karet's claims do not have credibility based on Karet's boast that he would not travel even 30 minutes to the Poker tournament while he was seen at a sanctioned torunament 90 minutes from Guerra i.e. his hometown.

Assumption: His credibility would be doubted if he did travel more than 30 mins to attend the tournament. To weaken this, we need to find an option that says he did not travel for at least 30 minutes.

Option C says "Karet no longer lives within an hour’s drive of Guerra."- He lives within (90-60)= 30 minutes from sanctioned tournament place and he would not have traveled at least 30 mins to the tournament.
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Re: Retired poker pro Justin Karet claims to be “over the game” [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2013, 04:53
what if Karet lives on the other side of Guerra ... 'Karet' ---------- 'Guerra' ---------- 'Tournament'.
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Re: Retired poker pro Justin Karet claims to be “over the game” [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2013, 07:15
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what if Karet lives on the other side of Guerra ... 'Karet' ---------- 'Guerra' ---------- 'Tournament'.


Remember that we are looking for an answer choice that would weaken the conclusion the most. Only answer C speaks about a situation, in which it might take Karet maximum 30 minutes to travel to the tournament.
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