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World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship

A rough start on day one

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Aug 01, 2010

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At the World Series of Poker, the $50,000 Poker Players Championship is the new name of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event — or, actually, that’s what it has morphed into. It’s not just a new name, as three new games have been added: pot-limit Omaha, no-limit hold’em, and deuce-to-seven triple-draw lowball. Why were pot- and no-limit games added to the mix? The answer is that the winner should be proficient in all games. If that wasn’t enough, final-table play switches to straight no-limit hold’em. The reason for this? The American people apparently have no interest in any other forms of poker. At least that’s the stance of ESPN. I’m not crazy about any of this, and neither are a lot of other people. Last year, I got off to a great start in this event, but it didn’t happen this year. Barry Greenstein was at my table, and was on a ...


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