LATE Friday night I noticed that the WSOP freerolls
were ending. My friend was usually in bed by that time, but had been drinking a bit so he was still online. I had him play in a freeroll with me.
I got knocked out 2/3 through, but he ended up winning a ticket to the finals.
The blinds go up so high that there's a ton of luck involved in winning those things.
Anyway, now he's signed up for the finals, but I don't think he's playing his until Friday. That is, everyone is automatically signed up for the last one, but he unregistered from that one and entered an earlier date. There were 76 people signed up for that date when he did it, but I expect a ton of other players will sign up for it.
I think there may be some strategy to picking *when* to play your final even. Some will have more than others, and some are at odd hours.