By Simon Young
The World Series of Poker really does seem to come round quicker each year. Perhaps time flies when you get older, but more likely the mind starts playing tricks as the old grey matter inside the head is joined on the outside by grey hairs. But enough of my rapidly approaching insanity – the madness of the Main Event in Las Vegas begins next week.
It’s the biggest, brashest, most lucrative, bonkers poker tournament of the year, when perhaps 7,000 hopefuls will beat each other up over two draining but exhilarating weeks before getting down to a final table. Then, as you will no doubt know by now, there will be a wait until November before the final table itself is played out to a (hopefully) huge, nearly-live television audience.
PartyPoker is proud to be taking nearly 100 of our players to Las Vegas for the showpiece tournament, which is again played out in the huge Amazon Room at the Rio begining Thursday, July 3. With so many of our top guns heading for the U.S, there’s a real chance that some of them will go deep and make a name for themselves – as well as pocketing some serious money. Last year Jerry Yang won more than $8 million – will one of our players take his world championship crown?
As usual, there will be a great “team” spirit among our players, and we’d like to champion as many of them as possible to celebrate their achievement of reaching the WSOP Main Event. That’s why this blog will be joining them in the Nevada desert to share their highs and lows.
We’ll be providing the stories of our qualifiers as the tournament progresses, with pictures. Remember, if you are cheering on a pal or a relative, then simply leave a comment on any of our WSOP posts to make yourself heard!
Many of our players are from the UK, but we also have a great turnout from Germany, Canada, Denmark, as well as Holland, Sweden and Australia.
So for now, here are just some of those PartyPoker players who might, just might, be heading back to Vegas in November for the final table and the chance to take the World Champion crown from Jerry Yang:
SeriouslyWAT, Czech Republic
Trudoy, Czech Republic