WSOP - should I play, and which event?
I'd really like to play a WSOP
event this summer, but I'm having a hard time talking myself into it (and an equally hard time letting the idea go).
The Main Event is out of the question -- not an option unless I satellite in. So I've narrowed the choices down to these:
- #22, June 11, Ladies NLHE ($1,000 3-day event)
- #31, June 16, HORSE ($1,500 3-day event)
- #45, June 25, NLHE ($1,500 3-day event)
- #47, June 26, NLHE ($1,000 4-day event)
#45 or #47 could be wrapped into the existing trip I have planned, so no extra airfare cost. For #47, though, if I went past Day 2 I'd need to bag out on one or more of the OFC Live events my trip has been planned around, which would be a bummer.
For #22, the Ladies Event, the lower buy-in is appealing but I'd feel kind of lame playing in it rather than an open event. That would not be the case if I were playing multiple events... just not sure I want to pick it as my "one and only."
#31 HORSE could easily be the most fun since I love HORSE and would be comfortable playing it. It's also mid-week so rates at the Rio would be lower and I could justify staying there rather than at another hotel. However, I'm better and far more experienced at NLHE. It's also one of the higher buy-ins on my list.
Now, I'm still not convinced I should play at all. Strictly from a bankroll management point of view, I'd be throwing BRM out the window. But I have a job and don't depend on poker winnings for income. It wouldn't break me to play. I've paid more than that for stuff like vet bills recently. Failing to cash, however, which I realize is very likely, would torpedo my poker spreadsheet into the red, which would cause a little psychic pain. Also, I think of all the things I could really use like a new computer, new toilet, portable A/C, etc. But it's not like I'm going to run out and buy any of those things if I don't play.
So, do I take a shot? And if I do, what should I aim at?