Friday, July 11, 2008
WORLD SERIES OF POKER ...........
I have not commented at all on the WSOP this year, but will be following the tournament down to the final table, which is not being played until November this year.
Many people have complained about this, but one thing is for sure, in addition to the massive prize money, the winner collects over $9m and the final eight will all become dollar millionaires, anyone at the final table, will also be able to negotiate a very juicy sponsorship deal and has four months to do so.
6844 players all put up $10,000 to enter and we are now down to a field of just 474, each is guaranteed a payday of at least $27k, but most will not be happy now, unless there is at least one zero on the end of that figure.
We still have some big names left, with Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, Johnny Chan, Gus Hansen and Allen Cunningham all in there fighting. The TV companies will be praying that one , or more of these makes it through to November, guess that their dream final table would be three of the above, plus the glamorous Evelyn Ng and a couple of internet qualifiers.