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The Secret to Winning Poker Tournaments

The importance of preflop all-in decisions

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Jun 29, 2011


As you probably already know, Harrah’s created a $1 million freeroll for 100 players who had qualified from their WSOP Circuit events. I needed a few more points to be sure of qualifying, so I went to New Orleans, my last chance before the World Series of Poker. These Circuit events run smoothly, the $10,000 events are televised, and there is the opportunity to qualify for the freeroll. (By the time that you read this, it will be over, and I hope that you’ll see my name on the winner’s list.) This is the first year of the freeroll, and I would be very surprised if next year’s Circuit events don’t draw more players. This is a great opportunity for the players. It is also a great opportunity for Harrah’s to create a lot of excitement in the poker community as players compete for the available spots. I have often ...

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