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Antepost: Earning a Comp - A Cheapskate's Guide

by Roy Brindley |  Published: Feb 01, 2010


It’s amazing to think it is almost Las Vegas time again as the “Big One”, the “Holy Grail”, the World Series of Poker, is just a few months away. Vegas is a place where dreams come true but, for the vast majority of us, those dreams often result in nightmares — 10 months dreaming of playing on the big stage, acquiring a wedge to partake in a handful of the life-changing tournaments the Series offers, and when all those bullets miss the target you are left licking your wounds and counting the cost. As a result, hardened poker players tend to watch their pennies, staying in cut-price hotels such as the Gold Coast which is walking distance from the Rio, saving them an average of fifty bucks a night. That’s all well and good but when you spunk a grand making a suicidal call in a cash game simply to ...

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