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Greg Merson Double Bracelet Winner and WSOP Champion Wins Card Player Player of the Year Sponsored By Lock Poker

by Erik Fast |  Published: Jan 23, 2013

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Winning a poker tournament is hard. In events with huge fields one must dance through the raindrops, dodging bullets and winning coinflips. Higher buy-in events may have smaller fields, but one look around the table reveals five internet millionaires and three seasoned live-tournament veterans. After multiple days of extreme concentration and probably some good fortune, you might just make a final table in a major event. After fifteen hours of the best play and luckiest run-outs of your life, you might even win an event. You will have your photo taken with the winning cards, and maybe a brick of cash in your hand. But after all of the celebration you’ll likely hit the wall and just feel like a nice, long sleep. Now, wake up and fly to the next one. And the next one, and the next. Do this week in, week out, all the while studying the ...


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