Poker Coverage:

WSOP 2013, Event 17, Part II

by Matt Matros |  Published: Oct 02, 2013

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In my last column, I took my readers through the anatomy of building a Day 1 stack in a massive field at the World Series of Poker. Now we’ll look at what can happen to that stack as the tournament progresses. Heading into day two of event no. 17 — one of the many $1,500 no-limit hold ’em marathons that were featured this summer — I had 96,000 chips. The average stack was about 48,000, and there were 225 players left out of 2,105. Two hundred sixteen of us would get paid. Walking to the Amazon room to find my table (and more importantly, the plastic bag filled with my chips), a fellow player walked up to me and said, “how about giving someone else a chance this year?” He said it in an obviously joking manner, and with such a broad smile, that I could only laugh, wish him ...


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