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It’s Time to Make a Big Move

Don’t wait too long!

by Michael Cappelletti |  Published: Jan 22, 2010

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Atlantic City is only a few hours away from Washington, DC, by car, and several times a year I take my wife and two kids there for the weekend. After the daytime fun activities (the beach, Boardwalk, boating) are over, I usually play poker at night. Recently, I have been playing in Harrah’s well-attended 8:15 p.m. $125 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament and $80 buy-in no-limit hold’em midnight tournament. One Saturday, the midnight tournament started with eight tables. I really like Harrah’s deep-stack formats, in which you start with 10,000 or 15,000 in chips and therefore have lots of time to work them. Even after several hours of picking up no big hands at all, I managed to survive until there were two tables remaining. I was able to harvest only about 20,000 in chips, and clearly was hurting, because the average chip count was about 40,000 and the blinds were ...


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