Considering how poorly ive been running (or playing) lately at live poker, perhaps its time for me to give online poker a try. last night i dropped $709 the first session, went over to the Big split machine and recovered $522 of it, then walked back into the poker room at the Peppermill, plays a few more hours, and lost another $254 by the time the game finally broke about 630am. then i walked back to the same machine and won another $153 more before leaving.
went to the barber shop and got a much needed haircut and shave before i went home for $26, and that way i was able to say i got at least one thing accomplished and out of the way for all that money i lost.
Online poker may not be as popular as it was in the mid 2000s, but its slowly been coming back. More states are legalizing it, (at least trying to) and the govt seems to be not bothering as much with the underground sites as it once was. I'm here to let you know the WSOP is going to be having a bracelet event this year that will take place online. (at least until u make the final table that is--then it will be done in person at the Rio).
The tourny is on July 2 at noon on WSOP.com for $1000. it ends at the rio on July 4. and for all of you who would rather not have to pay $1000 (or even have $1000 to enter) theres a wonderful opportunity courtesy of Poker Update for a $10 satellite entry on june 28 at 6pm. u have to register an account on WSOP.com and u have to be physically present in NV and logged into your computer on that date. (you do not have to live in NV however).
it will probably get a lot of entries, so its hard to say in advance how many seats will be awarded. the event u will be entering (if u win a seat) will be awarding a WSOP bracelet, same as the winners of all the live events each year get. The same type of bracelets Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey have earned. wouldnt it be great to have one of these for only $10?
so go ahead, check out Poker Updates website, check out all the tournament details on how to register and enter, and give it a shot if u have not yet already done so. It's possible many of the live professionals will be playing online for the first time just to have a chance to win the online bracelet event, and u might even find yourself sitting in the table with them unknowingly. and remember it will end at the Rio in person (not the satellite) but the $1000 wsop event u might win a seat into.
theres also great cash games online too for those of u who like them, not just tourneys. But at this time of year theres a lot of us who do like to try and enter as many tournaments as we can afford to have a better shot of winning big money in at least one of them. and for only $10, this is one of the cheapest ways u can give it a shot.