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« on: July 06, 2008, 08:56:49 PM »

A grand total of 6,844 players entered this years event, creating a prize pool of $64,333,600. That guarantees a first-place prize of $9,119,517, and everyone at the final table other than the 9th place finisher will become an instant millionaire.
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 09:42:05 PM »

Are you playing in the main event Rpb?  I prefer the $1500-2000 dollar buy in smaller events myself.  Never played in the main event myself.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 11:32:13 PM »

rpb would LIKE to be in the main event. Maybe he should think about business first.... Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 02:15:30 PM »

I will be there!
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008, 02:20:07 PM »

Buy-in 10k too steep for me.

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Kirby- keep us updated.


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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008, 06:41:10 PM »

Good luck Kirby!!!.  Take down that 9 million 1st prize. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 07:23:19 PM »

Thanks!

I will keep you posted!
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008, 08:25:51 PM »

If you get on TV, you have to let us know. Seriously.

I love the WSOP.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2008, 11:53:39 PM »

It looks like about half the field remains in this years event and there are alot of big names left.  Should be an interesting next couple of days.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2008, 02:42:06 PM »

I have made it to day 2!!!!!! Almost busted my 3rd hand! Caught a King on the river to double up..Played next to Helmuth who busted out early.

Off today and I plan on seeing the town this afternoon!

My chip count is at almost $42,000..

I just want to cash..Still over 3500 left..WEW

Need to get in top 600..

I will keep you updated.
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2008, 03:02:56 PM »

Outlasted the poker brat himself....Keep going Kirby..bring it on home!!!
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008, 03:46:14 PM »

What's the break-even number? Where everybody left has won $10,000?
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2008, 02:40:23 PM »

For those who are still following the WSOP and myself, I'm still hangin in there.have just a lil over $155,000. Still like 1300 people in the game. Need to make the top 666 and
I feel good!

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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2008, 02:43:33 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2008, 02:47:16 PM »

Good job!!! When it gets down to like 10 or so, don't tell us who is in, because I want to watch it in November!

Oh, wait. They are doing something different this year, aren't they? The final table is coming back in November to do it live?
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2008, 03:07:11 PM »

Yes, Final table will be Nov. 10th..Has to do with the TV coverage..

Gotta run..Have to be at the table in a couple hours..

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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2008, 06:26:33 PM »

I have made it to day 2!!!!!! Almost busted my 3rd hand! Caught a King on the river to double up..Played next to Helmuth who busted out early.

Bad info here -- as of 5 minutes ago, Hellmuth is still in, with 265,000 chips.

http://www.worldseriesofpoker.com/tourney/tournament-chip-counts.asp?tid=4948&grid=411
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2008, 09:57:05 PM »

Yes, Helmuth is in still..He losta big hand and I was told he was out..He is still hangin tuff..He was at the table next to me..Got up and left..I thought he was out..He was just taking a break.
He does that stuff  alot....

Still in but barely..It's getting tuff..Stakes are getting higher..But, I'm still going to cash with some luck!//

Wish TV crews would ease up..hard to concentrate
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2008, 11:45:53 PM »

Isnt that crazy making the final table wait until November.  Are they going to televise the final table live with whole card cams or without?  It would seem to me that it would be kind of hard to do.
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2008, 08:11:14 AM »

ESPN is praying these two can make it to the final table.
Phil Hellmuth    490,000 chips
Mike Matusow  465,000 chips
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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2008, 08:56:42 AM »

Are they going to televise the final table live with whole card cams or without?  It would seem to me that it would be kind of hard to do.
I would think putting it on a delay(2 minute or so) would do it....IMO
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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2008, 09:10:03 AM »

I would think putting it on a delay(2 minute or so) would do it....IMO

You wouldn't want to watch it live -- it's boring as hell.

Many times, the whole table folds to the big blind, or the small calls and the big checks, and then they check it down with each having garbage.

You don't see those hands on edited poker shows, because they are a big yawn.

The idea here is that the viewer won't already know for months and months who won, who finished 2nd, etc., before watching the tape of the final table. If you can stay away from the WSOP web site for 24-48 hours after the final table concludes, you can watch it play out (minus the "dead" hands) with the drama of not knowing who is going to win intact.
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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2008, 09:37:43 AM »

Ah. Good point, Horse Voice. I was hoping they wouldn't show it live.
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« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2008, 10:50:09 AM »

I actually wouldnt mind watching it live but last year putting it on PPV was ridiculous, especially when there was no hole card cam
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« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2008, 11:30:09 AM »

I actually wouldnt mind watching it live but last year putting it on PPV was ridiculous, especially when there was no hole card cam

Think about this from the player's point of view -- with today's technology, would you want your cards shown to the world "live"...only to have someone with the technology to have an earpiece or something...or signals from someone in the audience?

The only way to show it live and guarantee the integrity of the game is to not have the hole card cam...which I agree with you, makes it pointless to even bother showing live.



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