So far, through the first twelve hands or so, the emerging strategy has been to simply push all-in before the flop. With a few extremely short stacks, and a few monster stacks on the table, most pots have been earned with an all-in declaration.
Chip leader Walter Browne has won a couple of pots this way, as has Brett Tannenbaum, who entered the final table with the smallest stack in play. He pushed all-in twice in a row to collect the blinds and antes, which at that time equaled $66,000 per hand.
While modern poker strategy emphasizes post-flop play, these seniors are resorting to the old school method of putting opponents to the test before the board cards muddle things up.