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Re-Entry Tournaments

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Oct 30, 2013


I recently wrote about a tournament that allowed players to buy in for a premium on Day 2 with an average stack. I felt like it was an interesting concept for a tournament, if not the greatest thing for the health of tournament poker overall. That tournament series recently concluded and it culminated in a $3,700 buy-in main event with three starting days. If you busted from the tournament on any of those starting days, you could try again the next day. You could even buy in at the beginning of Day 2 and get a starting stack. In total, if you were determined enough and unlucky enough, you could buy in four times. I was one of those unlucky ones who bought in four times. It was the first time I’ve had such an experience and it wasn’t exactly pleasant. It did make me think more about reentry tournaments ...

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