Originally Posted by Mortis
They're going to have nightly $200 tournaments as well? I missed that on there.. and I assume they aren't part of the WSOP, just tournaments that the casino is holding?
Yes, they certainly aren't bracelet events. During the WSOP, the Rio "moves" their poker room to the Amazon Room (and adjacent conference rooms). Did you look at the sheet for the $200 tourneys though? It's 3K in chips and 20 min levs and they start at 11 PM.
You'd almost get more value out of your $200 doing the following:
1) Finding a hooker
2) Playing a hand of blackjack
3) Flushing your $200 down a toilet and watching it swirl.
It's interesting that the HORSE World Championship and 8-Game Mixed Championship have flipped. HORSE is now 10K, 8-Game is the 50K players championship.
I would not be surprised if they show the 50K 8-Game on ESPN, because it features NLHE and therefore, it wouldn't bastardize the tourney to have it be NLHE towards the end (or show more of the NLHE hands).
I am very surprised they kept it near the beginning of the series. Since alot of players grumbled about them losing $40K right off the bat in last year's 40th Anniversary tourney.