Sunday, June 24, 2012

World Series of Poker Deep Stack Events 2012


I played in my First event at the World Series of Poker.  It was a daily deep stack tournament.  There are three of these tournament each day.  The one that starts at 2:00 p.m. is the largest and some times has more than 1500 entrants.  The buy in is $235 and you get 15000 in chips.  There was no bracelet or ring but the prize pool can get very high.  First place in the one I played in was almost $50,000.   For the most part the field was not that tough.  I tend to play tight in the early stages of a tournament and I sat back and watched player after player give away their chips playing the tournament like a cash game.  

The blind structure is good for the first 4 or 5 levels. After you get a little deeper in the tournament the blinds start to jump up a little.  As a example it goes from 1000/2000 to 1500/3000.   I guess that have to get the tournament over sometime.  The event I played in had 1286 entrants and paid 144.   I was doing well until I got unlucky  in a hand and went out 190th.  That was 46 off the money.  There is always next time.