Originally Posted by ythelongface
Minor derail.....just curious what your thoughts are on the HPT. Just found out it is coming to my local area(a casino (I thought had given up on poker for the most part) and was wondering what I might expect..Mostly bad players? Are the sattys worth playing? Ty for any info.
Iím not really sure what to say about the HPT. Iíve played in the HPT 6 consecutive times here in Colorado and never made day 2. Now I have never claimed to be the best poker player, but thereís something about this tournament, I canít quite put my finger on it, that doesnít add up.
Naturally it plays tougher than your normal game, but Iíve had some of the most miraculous calls made against me Ė I mean ridiculous stuff that makes you go, huh? Iíve never done particularly well at the WSOP
either, but I have made day 2 more than a few times, and those field sizes were 10 times the HPT Ė thereís just something off on the HPT!
But play if you like; I wouldnít waste my time with qualifiers or anything like that. Just play single table sitínígoís for the two weeks prior to the main event, build up the bankroll and direct buy into the main event Ė but Iím warning you, itís just a matter of time before some dork with a backpack on his chair calls your all-in with 22 and draws the 4 card wheel out to win!