Keeping Your Eye On The Ball
by Steve Zolotow | Published: Jul 10, 2013
As I write this column, the World Series of Poker is in full swing. About a third of the sixty-plus events have taken place. I have played eight events, and managed to cash twice, but for infinitesimal amounts. I also won a single table sit-n-go, and ground out a few dollars in cash games. After all that, I’m still hooked! Wow, poker is tough. In most WSOP bracelet events, you get three dollars in tournament chips for every dollar of entry fee. Nearly all of the events I’ve played so far have had buy-ins of either $1,000 or $1,500. So my normal starting stack has ranged from 3,000 to 4,500 in chips. After the early levels come two levels where the blinds are 100-200. The first of these levels has no ante and the second has a 25 ante. Assuming no big changes in your stack during the early levels, ...
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