Saturday, December 17, 2005

2006 WSOP

The proposal:

$100 buy-in NLHE tournament.
Assuming participation of at least 100 bloggers, the winner gets an entry into the main event at the 2006 WSOP. Places 2-11 each get 5% of the winner.

Either that or we just give our money to CJ.

Edited 12-19-05

There seems to be some concern about getting 100 bloggers to pay $100. We would need to give plenty of notice to accomplish this. From my end, I am willing to pay more if we can not get the full 100. I have (semi-seriously) considered a ten person qualifier where every player would get 5% of the winner. It would be a fun idea for any home gamers who have the ability (*cough* G-Vegas *cough*) to put up that kind of money.

I also have often considered the TripJax method of multiple tournaments that would set aside a portion of the buy-in to create a pool that would eventually send the overall winner the WSOP. I would fully support such a plan as I would not want any blogger not to play due to a high entry fee. I have not been able to formulate such a multi-tourney plan that makes a whole lot of sense for online players but I am sure someone else could ( and may have already with TripJax efforts).

In short, I am willing to participate in almost any endeavor that gives me a chance to qalifiy for the WSOP Main Event knowing that I will most likely know the winner, if not personally, at least by reading thier blog.

As for the smaller events, I would like to see qualifiers for those start soon so we can send a boat load of bloggers to the WSOP. Fifty players at $30 sends one of us to an event. I'd play one of these a week at least. I'll even play some for O8 so Drizz, BoobieLover, and Sir can show their stuff.

Thanks for everyone's response.

17 comments:

Ignatious said...

excellent idea. i doubt we could get 100 at $100 tho. we'd prolly have to run a few tourneys to get the dough. and then - there's always the $1500 event...

feel free to email me on this. i'm definitely gonna do something in this vein.

CJ said...

I'm in.

Falstaff said...

Can I just buy a piece of CJ?

I'm in.

BG said...

buying a piece of CJ doesn't ALWAYS work. where was my luckbox in the 500K at stars last night?

TripJax said...

BP,
Take a look at my latest post and let me know what you think. It may need some retooling, but it is just a thought...

http://tripjax.blogspot.com/2005/12/poker-bloggers-take-notice-2006-main.html

Easycure said...

I'm interested in any and all qualifiers. They are all good ideas.

I personally think that the number of people at the WSOP is again going to be exponential if ONLY for huge increase in online qualifiers/tourneys.

cmitch said...

I'd play just about any of your suggestions (except the 1 table) if the time works for me. I like the idea of getting some of the smaller $1,500 buy in sats going.

Drizztdj said...

I'll donate my hardly earned cash game winnings to tourney specialists :)

Gamecock said...

I could run one or two of the big ones, and certainly a few of the smaller/feeder ones.

surflexus said...

I'm in. I think a few 10+1 qualifiers leading up to the bigger tourney is a good idea.

Wes said...

I'd be up for something like this.

Matt Silverthorn said...

An intriguing idea. I'd be interested to see what you are able to come up with.

Huge Junk said...

Bobby Bracelet is in.

Hide your children.

CP said...

I'm totally in for this. However, I have two questions. Where are we going to play a 100 person tourney? How do we guarantee the 5% for players 2-11?

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