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Devo'’s Guide to the 2014 Main Event

by Bryan Devonshire |  Published: Jul 09, 2014

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If poker is a significant portion of your income or life, then you most likely will be in attendance for the World Series of Poker main event. If you’re not, then poker is not as important to you as you think. This two week festival is poker’s only major championship event. The main event started it all and has remained strong through the highs and lows of poker. It is the only tournament that generates public excitement anymore with its stable home on ESPN. The main is a marathon. Three Day 1s this year, three Day 2s, and then nobody gets a day off for six more days. Nine lucky bastards will get to spend a few months as heroes until they finally play the final table on November 10 and 11. I’ve turned my 30,000 starting chips into a 20 million chip stack once, finishing in 12th place, and ...


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