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  • Abbreviated Caesars WSOP Trip

    Good Afternoon,
    Well, that was a waste of time!

    Thought I would sneak down to AC this morning and "jump in" the $300/$30 WSOP tournament at Caesars in Atlantic City.

    Did I get a surprise :!:

    Got to the Casino at about 11:45. Figured if I was late I could do a Phil Hellmuth impression.

    Usually the Valet is the way to go at Caesar's, but NOT this time. The line was two blocks long!

    Made a quick detour to the Self Park and went up level after level 1 -2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7. Finally found a spot. At this point I think I was getting the picture -- this was going to be a monster event.

    Did the Elevator to the third floor bridge to the casino, scoped out the signs for the WSOP location - the largest ballroom at Caesars, and started to look for the cage to buy-in.

    Hang on Silver! The line was snaked around the outside of the ball room and if there were 250 people there were 500.

    Quick detour to the ballroom to see how many tables they had setup. There were about 70 tables squeezed in a space made for half as many. And... every seat was filled elbow to elbow.

    The event had started close to on time an the first bustouts were happening. They started calling for the alternates.

    Giving up on playing I figured I would go downstairs to the poker room, anticipating juicy side games. No such luck! After weaving through the slot machines and table games that seemed like miles, I arrived at the card room.

    One of the floormen I know was at the desk and I asked him what was open? He said, "Cash Games are suspended. Every table is being used for the tournament, and the alternates."

    "You can go over to Bally's Wild West if you're looking to play for a few hours until the overflow is sent back to the ball room.," he said.

    I gave up. There were 94 tables in use, 10 to a table. At least they didn't squeeze 11 like they have in some tournaments. The best estimate I can give you is that the total players that may get in by level Two, 50-100 will be close to 1200. A $360K Prize Pool, not bad!

    So that is my lament. I will now do a LOT of Planning Ahead for my future spur of the moment trips to AC.

    If the Poker Boom has subsided it wasn't on this March Day of 2007!

    Profitable Playing,
    PALLADIN2

  • #2
    Same response I experienced when I went to New Orleans 2years ago and last October in Tunica.

    They have tables for 700 to 900 and get 1100+ at these events for the $330 buy-in events.

    You'd think they'd do some advanced sign-ups and be more prepared.

    Unfortunately, you didn't get to play. Now, you can use the money tobuy-in somewhere else.

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