As most of you know I travel to Las Vegas every summer to play in The World Series Of Poker (WSOP). This series of poker tournaments is like The Stanley Cup Playoffs, and The $10k Buy In Main Event is like the Superbowl of the poker world. Last year The Main Event winner was a Canadian from Montreal named Jonathan Duhamel, and this marked the very first time in the history of The WSOP that a Canadian has won the Main Event.
The WSOP has now officially released this years schedule, and even though I do not have the $10k bankroll to buy in directly to the main event, I do enjoy going to play in the smaller buy in events that cost $1500 and $2500, and these events also award a bracelet to the winners just like the Main Event.
This years schedule has a lot of big buy ins like the $50k Players Championship on July 2nd, the $25k Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship on May 31st, and a bunch of $10k buy in events for various forms of poker, along with the Main Event that starts on July 7th.
I like to play 2 Events at The WSOP, usually a $1500 Event and a $2500 Event. Last year I had to go for a weekend at the beginning for the $1500 Event, and then go back near the end for almost a week to play the $2500 Event. Looking at this years schedule and things are looking good that I will only be making my way to Vegas once for almost a week and will be able to play the 2 Events that I want. First is the $1500 on June 18th, and then the $2500 on June 21st. Should be good times as always. Plus The Venetian, Caesars Palace, Binions, and The Golden Nugget, always run good structured tournaments during The WSOP with lower buy ins that are always fun to play.
Of coarse if I do well, or I am able to win a satellite into The $10k Main Event, i will go back July 7th and play in it, who knows maybe I could be the next Canadian to win The WSOP Main Event.
Also The Orangeville Poker Tour (OPT) runs satellite tournaments to a $1500 or $1000 WSOP Event. If you are interested in playing in any of these, check out The OPT's Schedule here. http://www.meetup.com/OrangevillePokerTour/calendar/list/