Ryan's WSOP Roundup #1

2021 ryan laplante wsop Oct 25, 2021

We're nearly a month into the 2021 World Series of Poker, and it's time to check in on Ryan's progress!

WSOP 2021 Online

The WSOP online series went very well for Ryan, who made the final table in both of the WSOP Lucky Seven events, finishing 3rd in Event #25: No Limit Hold'em Lucky 7's High Roller for $120,638 and 5th in Event #7: No Limit Hold'em Lucky 7's for $27,350.

WSOP 2021 Live Results

3 weeks into the series has had Ryan making a bundle of deep runs, but still waiting to break into his first Final Table of WSOP 2021. His 9 live cashes include a mix of No Limit Holdem, Pot Limit Omaha, as well as Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better.

His highest finish was in Event #4: The Reunion ($500), where he finished just outside the final 2 tables out of a staggering 12,973 entries. That run also is his largest live cash of the series to date ($18,117).

The next two largest live cashes include higher buy-ins and different formats. He made the money in...

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The 8 Stages of a Poker Tournament

In this article, I am going to discuss the general main stages of a tournament, how to quantify them, and how various types of stacks during each stage should be played. I will also turn this piece into a video, so if you are a LearnProPoker member, please make sure to watch that while reading this article by clicking here.

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There are effectively 8 stages of a tournament:

-Early (Re-Entry open)
-Early (Entry Closed/Freeze Out)
-Near Bubble
-Money Bubble
-In The Money (Early)
-In The Money (Late)
-Final Table Bubble
-Final Table


The Early Stages

In the early stages of the tournament we have 85%+ of the field remaining. Because play is different whether we are in a re-entry tournament or whether registration is closed, I am splitting these into 2 categories although they play very similarly.

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