The deal I heard announced by Fox Sports Net was with Mansionpoker.net which isn't even open until 2006. I had not heard about what the buy in would be, only that there would be a $75 Million prize *pool*. Plus the only person I heard that was invited so far was Phil Ivey.
I don't see how Hachem could enter for $13.3 Mil since he only won $7.5 Mil and has to pay taxes on that. Even with his deals with PokerStars
, I can't imagine that they would give him $6 Mil more for a buy in, but maybe they would.
Personally, as much as I enjoy watching the pros, who wants to watch the rich get richer? Unless there is a somewhat easy way for a regular Joe to get in on these tournies, I don't know if I will be that interested in watching.