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Tales of tavern championships, summer 2015 edition (part 2)

August 13, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken
Aug. 13, 2015

Saturday night.

Buck’s Billiards, a joint just on the Cary side of the Raleigh-Cary municipal boundary, is a popular World Tavern Poker venue. Tournaments there frequently have four or five tables. It’s not unheard of for contests to attract six tables’ worth of players with about 10 people apiece.

If you win a game at Buck’s, you’ll typically earn many points toward your regional, state and national standings. If you win multiple games at Buck’s, you’ll earn respect. That’s true if you win the tavern championship, too, of course.

But winning the tavern championship is a tall order. If you’re ranked in the top 10 at a venue, you have automatic entry into the finals. If you have at least 15 games that season and scored any points in a tournament but aren’t ranked in the top 10, you have automatic entry into the semifinals. Ten percent of the entrants into the semifinals get a seat into the finals.

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