POKER EVENTS

2010 World Series of Poker Begins Today!

Play Begins with the $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship

Chip Reese The Poker Player’s Championship, evolved from the $50K H.O.R.S.E. tournament started in 2006, has become known in poker circles as “the REAL main event”. First won by the late Chip Reese, the winner of this World Series of Poker event not only wins a coveted bracelet, tons of money, and the respect of the poker world, but also the Chip Reese Trophy. Past winners also include Freddy Deeb (2007), defending champion David Bach (2009), and Scotty Nguyen (who won in 2008, and had some rather “un”forgettable public behavior on display – and that’s just what we saw on the edited TV broadcasts!).

With a sky-high buy-in, and few opportunities to satellite in for a seat (unlike the $10K WSOP Main Event), only the best of the best pros can afford to play in the Poker Player’s Championship. This usually produces an A-list field of about 200 live and online poker pros and some of the year’s most exciting poker play.

In a marked changed from past years, this year’s Poker Player’s Championship will feature 8 games for the majority of the tournament run until players reach the final table, which will feature just No-Limit Texas Hold’em. Why the change from 8 games to 1? TV. Fact is, most casual poker fans out there (i.e., the ones who watch the poker broadcasts on ESPN) find it difficult to follow most of the other poker games on TV. Hold’em is practically made for TV. In short, Non-Limit Hold’em = better ratings = more exposure for poker’s top talents. This change will likely boost the number of participants a bit too, as the promise of (formerly non-existent) final table TV exposure is a major attraction for both known poker pros as well as those professionals who have yet to become household names.

Much more WSOP coverage to come throughout the summer at www.165.232.152.50

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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded Cardplayerlifestyle.com in 2009. A veteran poker writer and presenter, Robbie hosts The Orbit, a first-of-its-kind roundtable discussion live broadcast on Twitch.tv/poker featuring poker’s biggest names and personalities, as well as the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of poker legend Eli Elezra (Pulling the Trigger) from Hebrew into English. Robbie’s “Running […]

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