The 2006 World Series of Poker is officially upon us.
Play began yesterday at the Rio as the first of the daily super and mega satellites got underway. This is where future
The real play, sort of, begins today with event #1, the $500 NLHE tournament exclusively for casino employees. This is an annual tradition that may or may not have started in 2000 and was originally just open to dealers but recently has been open to all casino employees, which we understand means anyone actively employed at a casino, except for the hookers.
By the way, if you think dealers are just glamorous, celeb types who live the high life of exclusive clubs, supermodel girlfriends, and jet setting to the French Riviera when they’re not tossing cards, you’re wrong. They’re not. At all. But many are pretty darn good poker players. Scott Fischman, Mike Matusow, Evelyn Ng, Theo Jorgensen, Joe Awata, John Phan and the poker playin’ father of
Tomorrow at noon is the start of event #2, the $1,500 NLHE tournament. In 2005, more than 2,300 players competed, with Allen Cunningham taking home the bracelet and unprecedented $725,405 first place cash. Cunningham went on to bank more than a million bucks at the 2005 WSOP before the main event even started and was named the 2005 ESPN/Toyota Player of the Year.