WSOP 500

MnpokerMnpoker Red Chipper Posts: 95 ✭✭
This looks like it will be a great tournamen. $500 buy in, no rake on your first buy in each day, rebuy, 50K starting stack, 50 minute levels. Other then it being a rebuy does anyone see any other issues? I find the rebuy as a minor issue as people will be gunning during the rebuy period

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  • MnpokerMnpoker Red Chipper Posts: 95 ✭✭
    Jut to note there is a rake on rebuys on the same day
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,013 -
    I think the main issue is that there's almost certainly going to be better value, less of a zoo, and a more pleasant playing environment somewhere else in Vegas. I understand there is something different about the WSOP and some people want to be part of "The Show," but recognize it's just that.
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  • TooncesTDCTooncesTDC Red Chipper Posts: 34 ✭✭
    What tournaments do you find to be the best value?
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,013 -
    TooncesTDC wrote: »
    What tournaments do you find to be the best value?

    There are year-to-year variations. Plus, let's start off with what I consider value. The obvious one is rake. I don't recall WSOP ever winning in that department compared to the other summer series. But to me, value is also a pleasant playing environment with good dealers and floor, short registration lines, and... I mean, I guess maybe this reflects the fact I just turned 55, but... I do not get involved in any project in which there is a high likelihood I'm going to have to wait in line to pee.

    Anyway, here is how I saw things last year: https://redchippoker.com/poker-player-guide-las-vegas-wsop/ I'll be writing the 2019 version once the tournament schedules are all out - expect publication in mid-April.

    My personal preference for summer tournaments are the ones at the Wynn. Full disclosure, the TD is a friend of mine. But if you compare rake and staff fees alone the Wynn series usually comes out on top, plus that room and the overspill area they use at Encore are both beautiful.

    All that said, these massive field beanfeasts at the WSOP do feature incredible top prizes, so if that is your motivation (plus the caché of being part of the Rio festivities) I totally get it.
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  • RCP Coach - Fausto ValdezRCP Coach - Fausto Valdez RCP Coach Posts: 829 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018
    Mnpoker wrote: »
    This looks like it will be a great tournamen. $500 buy in, no rake on your first buy in each day, rebuy, 50K starting stack, 50 minute levels. Other then it being a rebuy does anyone see any other issues? I find the rebuy as a minor issue as people will be gunning during the rebuy period

    its only one rebuy per flight, so it won't be a complete mad house

    first buyin rake free, every other rebuy will include rake
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  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,013 -
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  • Michael EMichael E Red Chipper Posts: 121 ✭✭
    TheGameKat wrote: »
    I think the main issue is that there's almost certainly going to be better value, less of a zoo, and a more pleasant playing environment somewhere else in Vegas. I understand there is something different about the WSOP and some people want to be part of "The Show," but recognize it's just that.

    Better value? There is no rake? How can it get better than that?

    And..50 minute levels?
    50K stack?

    The value in this is huge!!!!
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,013 -
    Aha, I missed that rather important detail. Agreed, great value. I still wouldn't be seen dead in it, but my dislike of the Rio exceeds solid BRM at this point.
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  • Michael EMichael E Red Chipper Posts: 121 ✭✭
    TheGameKat wrote: »
    Aha, I missed that rather important detail. Agreed, great value. I still wouldn't be seen dead in it, but my dislike of the Rio exceeds solid BRM at this point.

    What do you like playing?
    I'm a fan of the Phamous series and the Grand downtown.

    For lunch I often play a tourney at the Mirage and sit and eat in a low buy in $65 tourney. Last year that's what I did after a good 2/5 session at the Belllagio and ended up winning it lol
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,013 -
    My preference is the Wynn.
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  • CactusCardsCactusCards ArizonaRed Chipper Posts: 106 ✭✭
    FWIW I plan to play in the WSOP big 50 event to check a WSOP tourney off my bucket list. Typically I go to Vegas each summer to play cash, but I think part of the Rio zoo is what appeals to me this year lol.

    Would love to know who else is planning to enter, I'm in town that Sat-Thursday night solo most likely, would love to meet some fellow red chippers over dinner one day
  • TheGameKatTheGameKat Posts: 2,013 -
    I'll try to remember to pin a "who's in town?" thread at the end of May to facilitate that.
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  • uglytunauglytuna Red Chipper Posts: 102 ✭✭
    Last year before playing the WSOP ME, I played at the Golden Nugget Main Event, $600 buyin.

    Golden Nugget held the 2 starting flight event in there event center. I was very impressed how well the tournament was run.

    Tournament had a good structure 30K 45 minute levels. Dealers were good and TD on day 2, were on top of things.

    It was a well attended event; 1850 players.

    Full disclosure, I finished 6th but I was impressed with the casino. Especially because it was held in downtown Las Vegas.

    I’m looking forward to playing in it again next year.

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