For those of you interested in tournament poker, the 2013 WSOP starts in 2 days on May 29th with the $500 entry Dealer Event. This event always kicks off the WSOP and I think it will be interesting to see what kind of turn-out the World Series will bring this year now that Nevada has actual online cash games going. In the past many internet players have gone and played WSOP events and then play online poker in their hotel rooms in their down-time. Internet poker being available for the first time in the US in 2 years might bring in more players to the WSOP just because they want to try online play. (you have to actually be in NV to play)
The WSOP has the full slate of 50-some odd bracelet events this year with some interesting additions like the ‘Millionaire Maker’ which guarantees $1 Million to the winner for a $1500 buy in. Obviously, the other players who finish in the money in this tournament will have significantly smaller pay-days, but it’s kind of an interesting format that offers $1 million for only a $1500 buy in. I am betting that tournament produces a large field of players.
In any case, it should be an interesting WSOP in 2013, stay tuned to www.chriswilcoxpoker.com for more news and updates.