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Series of Poker 1993
BadDog has gone way back to the archives and
out-done himself with his latest piece. If you've
ever wondered how long you can last in the WSOP
without ever playing a hand, then look no further.
Yes, this goes back to 1993, but the overall
concepts still apply.
full PDF is pretty extensive (Baddog looks
at how each of the top finishers did compared
to the field, where you should hope to be each
day in relation to others, etc.) so here's a
quick synopsis before you dive all the way in:
this may seem obvious, if you want to finish
in the top 12 (or very top tier in 2006) you
need to improve your chip stack daily.
A lot of players
go in thinking, "I'll just hang tight,
play very few hands, make no huge moves, and
coast to Day 2. Then I can start really going
after chips." This does work, as far as
getting them past the first day (assuming they
don't make any critical mistakes). But then
what happens is they have very little ammo to
work with and the blinds start to get to them.
Every player's account of the WSOP will tell
you that the action gets pretty fierce once
Day 2 rolls along...and many times after the
first break on Day 1.
check out the full analysis - it's
a little overwhelming, but very interesting
to see how the stacks grow throughout the tournament
Then, when you're
playing in the Big One this year, remember BadDog's
immortal words and give a shout out when the
ESPN cameras roll around.