Tuesday, April 24, 2007

WSOP Bound

I'm planning to play in my first World Series event!

It'll be the $1,500 buy-in 6-max No Limit event that starts at noon on Thursday, June 7. I'm really excited about it because it's not too expensive, it coincides with the summer blogger trip and it's a shorthanded event.

Here's a link to the three-day event's structure.

So far, all I've done is pre-register for the event using the links on the World Series of Poker site.

Then they sent me an e-mail with payment options: wire transfer, cashiers check or money order by credit card. I chose the cashier's check option, and I'll also need to register in person at the Rio. The only thing I'm concerned about is that I won't be arriving in Vegas until 6:30 a.m. the morning of the tourney, but I figure that should give me enough time to register beforehand. I'm going to confirm that by phone tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, I guess I need to sharpen my MTT skills a bit. I have a hard time grasping the differences between cash and tournament play, outside of short-stacked play. So I'll register in some big weekend online events and watch instructional videos.

Part of me feels like I shouldn't try to out-think the average tourney donk, but that's probably not the right attitude. I have a lot to learn, so I need to put some effort into it.

Wish me luck!


Fuel55 said...

Bonus! I wont play that event sinc the $5000PL is the next day and if I get to day 2 of the SH event I'll miss the PL which would be a tragedy. See you soon. Dinner is on IAK.

Gaines said...

Very cool! So it might not be too long before I can say, "I knew that guy before he won the WSOP!"

Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Yo Smiz. I'm gonna be playing in that event as well, so we definitely should hook up sometime beforehand and wish each other good luck and many Aces.

Btw last year for the WSOP event I played in, you didn't need to show up even an hour beforehand and there was still little trouble registering in time. Just get to the Rio as early as you can and it should be just fine.

Chipper said...

I wish you best of luck in the WSOP event. Flying in same day as the tourney starts? Hope you are well rested then. I look forward to reading your tourney summary. Win some for the bloggers!!