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I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now: Tournament Theory and ICM

by Bryan Devonshire |  Published: Apr 17, 2013

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Having just completed our discussion on nearly every poker game spread online or in a casino, now we shall explore tournament poker. Back in the day I didn’t know anything about tournaments. I used them as a device to keep me in front of my computer for extended periods so I could put in more hours playing cash. I thought rebuy tournaments were all about avoiding rebuying during the rebuy period, now I know that rebuying many times is cool. In 2006 I played my first WSOP event. In level four I had 1,200 in chips from a 1,000 starting stack playing 50-100. It folded to me in late position, I made it 400 with pocket eights, one of the blinds put me in, and I wrote in my blog that I was faced with a “tough decision.” I called, sucked out on aces, and years later can look back ...


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