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Ed Miller’s WSOP Main Event Day One

by Ed Miller |  Published: Aug 08, 2012

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I played the WSOP main event for the first time this year. Every year I have wanted to play, but it has always seemed that something came up and I couldn’t devote the time. The long, demanding schedule of major tournaments usually makes them a no-go for me and my family. In general, I think people make too much of strategy differences between cash games and tournaments. This is particularly true in the main event with its glacial structure and deep stacks. All of day one, we played cash-game no-limit hold’em and I was well in my element. Most people play these levels too loosely. Our table was nine-handed most of the day, and at nine-handed tables, good hands are dealt out too often to be constantly in there with junk. If you’re Vanessa Selbst, and your postflop play is absolutely razor sharp at almost all times, you can play ...


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