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Poker’s Re-Entry Problem

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Dec 04, 2019

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I’ve made clear over the years that I think re-entry tournaments are a detriment to the player base. They allow the best players, with the biggest bankrolls to play more buy-ins, to compete with little concern for their tournament life in the early levels. This practice, in my opinion, is bad for everyone who is a small winner or worse in the field. Because I have three kids and my wife works full time, it doesn’t end up affecting me too much as I don’t really play many tournaments anymore. However, it seems like I’m not the only one that has a problem with this tournament format nowadays. The first thing I heard on social media about this was from none other than former all-time tournament earnings leader Daniel Negreanu. He tweeted: Daniel is not necessarily outright complaining about re-entry tournaments, but the fact that he’s interested in running a ...


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