Poker players wait all year for the World Series of Poker. Nothing symbolizes poker tournament skill like winning a coveted WSOP Gold Bracelet. This year there are 61 bracelet evets as well as the Main Event which is poker’s Superbowl.
Additionally there are cash games galore and many non bracelet events every day. Las Vegas is packed with players with the other poker rooms feeling the positive effects from the spillover.
They had a new event today. The buy-in was $1,500 with two heats starting six hours apart. If you busted in heat A you could buy again in heat B. There were about 7,000 entrants. Management was smart in guaranteeing $1,000,000 to the winner. With a $10,000,000 prize pool it looks like second will get a million also.
It’s safe to assume that since I am writing this blog, I am not still there playing. (: