World Series Of Poker Ante Up in Las Vegas
Over a thousand serious poker players have already turned up for the next chapter in the World Series of Poker main event in famous Las Vegas. What has become renowned as one of the worlds premier poker tournaments watched by millions around the world is finally on again.
Contenders for this prestigious event are coming from near and far with some well known names taking part in the chance to not only win millions in the worlds richest no-limit Texas Hold ’em tournament, but also to take home the coveted title of World Poker Champion.
It takes nerves of steel to start out amid thousands of other contenders and slowly but surely carve out a path to emerge victorious in this high stakes game. Read-em and weep will be heard shouted out around the 378 tables where the Poker action will take place.
With a buy-in of $10,000 there will be many anxious players eyeing off the grand prize. Organizers for the event have included an extra 83 tables this year bringing it up from 295 to an impressive 378 tables.
Hopefully this will help any latecomers trying to register in the hectic 4th day as occurred last year. Players are being advised to register in advance to avoid any disappointments.
Over 6,000 people entered last year’s tournament and this years looks to beat that number. Among the registered for Las Vegas are the former Dallas Cowboys backfield stars Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith.
Greg Raymer who won in 2004 gave the famous “shuffle up and deal” order on Monday. He then went on to lose most of his chips within the first few minutes of the opening rounds when he tried for a flush but lost to three tens. It just goes to show how fast and furious the action gets in this event, even former champions succumb to making moves that some might consider to risky for the early stages of play.
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