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The Complex Beauty of Limit Hold'Em

by Matt Matros |  Published: Apr 16, 2014


At this point, it’s useless to complain. Another limit hold’em tournament was dropped from the World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule this year — the shorthanded event, which had always been the most entertaining of the bunch by far. Just four years ago there were six limit hold’em tournaments on the WSOP docket (counting mixed hold’em, which was always a limit event in disguise). Now we are down to two. As discouraged as I am by this development, I am not surprised. In an age when no-limit hold’em bracelet events routinely draw thousands of entrants, the WSOP will look for every excuse to pack as much no-limit as possible into our summers. I finally understand this basic truth. Personally, I think there’s plenty of room for both disciplines (and I’ve written before of how I don’t think it makes financial sense for the WSOP to put all its eggs in ...

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