High-stakes multi-table tournament specialist and CardRunners instructor Niall “Firaldo87” Farrell has earned plenty of notice over recent years for his numerous live and online successes. Back in the spring Farrell chopped the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) XXV Main Event with Mike McDonald and Charles “Chilax Chuck” Sylvestre, then went on to win the title and jersey outright for a $266,232 score.
Today Farrell shares notable hands from the early stage of his FTOPS Main Event victory. The hands he discusses demonstrate a relatively straightforward, often conservative approach appropriate to deep-stacked tournament poker and the adage “you can't win the tournament in the first level.” Take a look:
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