My 2010 WSOP Events
The 2010 WSOP kicks off in just 13 days. Yes, it is hard to believe that it is almost that time once again. It just seems like yesterday that I was coming back from the 2009 WSOP.
I am looking forward to this year's WSOP for multiple reasons. First, I will be bringing you coverage from the 2010 WSOP for Poker Junkie. This is the first year I will be working for them at the WSOP. The last two years I worked for another news organization.
The other reason I am looking forward to the WSOP is the fact that I plan to participate in at least three events. I'm looking to add to my two lifetime WSOP cashes and hopefully take a shot at a bracelet. Here are the events I plan to play:
Event #3 - $1,000 No-Limit Holdem
Last year, I participated in the Stimulus Special where I lasted exactly 12 hours on Day 1. Had my jacks not been cracked by sevens and then A8 by A3, I may have cashed in that one. Over $6,000 players participated in the event and the first place prize was $771,106. With that much money at stake, I will put up $1,000 and take my shot.
Event #27 - $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo
Stud Hi-Lo is by far my best game and as such, I am going to take another crack at the WSOP stud event. I made Day 2 of the $2,000 Stud 8 in 2007 but haven't played a Stud 8 event at the Series in 2008 or 2009. Barring a bad run of cards, I feel I can compete in this game with just about anyone. The field should be relatively soft as well as opposed to the 2k in 2007 that was riddled with pros.
Event #31 H.O.R.S.E.
H.O.R.S.E. is another game that I feel I have a decent edge in over many players. The $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. should be another soft field. As a result, I will take my shot and see how it goes.
The above three events are the main ones I plan to play. You may notice that Event #12, the $1,500 Limit Holdem event is absent from the list. While I love the game and do well in Limit Holdem tournaments, I am not a fan of putting it as a 5 p.m. event.
The noon Limit Holdem events were super soft and moving it to a 5 p.m. event I think is going to make both a smaller field and a much more difficult one to maneuver. I may change my mind as the event gets closer, but as unmotivated as I am now to play the event, I don't see my mind changing.
I will obviously be blogging the events as I am able to. You can also follow my progress via twitter. Follow me at compncards. If you happen to be out at the WSOP, feel free to stop by and say hello.