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A Primer for the 2014 World Series of Poker $1,500 Dealer’s Choice Event – Part I

by Ben Yu |  Published: May 28, 2014

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The 2014 World Series of Poker $1,500 Dealer’s Choice event presents a fresh spin on tournaments. In addition to struggling with whether to bet, call, or fold, players will take turns choosing one of 16 games to play for an orbit. Anytime you get to make a decision in poker is an opportunity to win or lose money, so I’m going to examine this choice in preparation for this unique event. Highest Win Rate Players should pick the game where they show the highest win rate. This usually means choosing the format they are most proficient in, but not always. The sixth best badugi player in the world should usually pick badugi when it’s her turn, but that would be a terrible idea if she is playing with the five sharks who happen to be better than her in that discipline. The best game for each player will be the ...


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