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April 30th, 2012 at 3:13:35 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Check the link Slyther so kindly provided to The fees are broken down by how much goes to the house. Just click on each tourney for details.

Yep, that's what I do. Actually, the main tournament table at AVP used to have the entry fee listed on it (without having to click on the individual tourney). I would copy the entire table into an Excel spreadsheet, calculate the entry fee %, and sort from lowest to highest. I'd throw out any tourney over 30%, and mostly pay attention to those under 20%.

'Cause that's the kind of poker/engineer/nerd I am.

Now that the table doesn't include the entry fee, I'm going to have to come up with a new plan before my next Vegas trip. I'll probably just hit up the tourneys that I already know are good.
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May 16th, 2012 at 7:57:05 AM permalink
Quick update: I decided against entering a tourney, as I realized I'm woefully unprepared. So the goal for next year is to improve my play and then do a tournament.

Thanks to everyone who posted. Your advice was and will be very useful.
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May 16th, 2012 at 8:39:12 AM permalink
I would suggest you play in a low entry fee tournament this year. Nothing like the real thing to prepare you for next year.
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May 16th, 2012 at 8:50:52 AM permalink
when at a tournament or a cash game,
the number one thing to remember:
if you don't know who the sucker is at the table,
it is probably you!
also remember,
sharks don't eat each other,
they come after you.
In a bet, there is a fool and a thief. - Proverb.
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May 16th, 2012 at 10:01:16 AM permalink
Nareed, go for it and take a shot at a low buyin one and get your feet wet. No better time than the present. Those <$100 buyin tourneys aren't anything special skill-wise. Lots of people trying their hand at that cool poker game they saw on TV.
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May 16th, 2012 at 10:19:45 AM permalink
I won the first tournament I played in at a casino.

It wasn't skill. I got decent cards and just stuck around until the blinds were high, then I kept getting QQ, AA, AK, that all held on people's all ins. For $50, it's pretty much a crapshoot like everyone says.

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