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Colussus II question WSOP

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by burdog, Mar 6, 2016.

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  1. burdog

    burdog Low-Roller

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    I am on the fence as to whether to look at trying to play in this. As background I don't play a lot of poker at home but have cashed in probably 1/2 of the tourneys I've played during casino trips, (probably 30 tourn w/15 cashes). Most of these tourneys had 35 or less players. I have always wanted to play in a WSOP event and will be in Vegas early June. On the other hand the largest entry fee I've ever paid was $85 so 565 is a LOT of money for me. Just having a hard time trying to decide as I have some medical issues which require coming to LV 2 days earlier than originally planned to recover from the trip out. I know this the largest cost, talent, and field I would have ever seen and really don't know what to decide. I would consider myself as a "tight aggressive" player. Thanks for any input.
     
  2. kps

    kps High-Roller

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    Based on your situation, I would look at how does the $565 come into play when you go to Vegas as part of your bankroll.

    How much are you willing to lose in 1 day while in Vegas? I primarily play poker while out there and my limit is $500/day in loses while playing so for the extra $65, if I was out there, I would be playing. Payouts start on day 1 so if you survive your day 1 you'll make some money and then be on your way from there.

    Tight aggressive only gets you so far in this tournament set up IMHO. 30 minute levels for the entire first day you are playing to just make the cut. People will pick up on that quickly. The Darvin Moon approach of 2009 I believe would not work in this situation.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  3. Marky147

    Marky147 High-Roller

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    Agree with everything kps has said.

    You could maybe sell some action to your friends, so they could have an interest, and you could reduce the buyin.

    That's what I do, if a tournament out of my budget is on.
     
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  4. voltron12

    voltron12 Low-Roller

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    I play in a couple 1000-1500 wsop events every year. Along with many of the dailys at venetian, aria and PH. I played in the 565 wsop last year and I can say for sure the talent level will not be a lot higher than the 85.00 daily tourneys in vegas. You could get unlucky and get a tough table, but the fields at the 1500 and lower events are not filled with 5 or more pros at every table. There will be good players and people know what they are doing, but dont think you are at a huge disadvantage just because you are playing at a higher buyin than usual. 1/3rd to half of the people on day 1 will be on their phones half the time or watching movies on their IPADS. So playing tight wont be noticed as much on day 1. Plus you will probably move tables a lot so it isnt like the other wsop events that have an hour blind. Half hour blinds will get the blinds up quicker therefore more people getting knocked out faster. With so many people they balance the tables a lot because of this, so your odds of sitting at one table all of day 1 is minimal. Like someone else said, getting friends to buy shares of youis a good idea if you want less buyin risk. I have done well in the past so sometimes sell 50% in total shares and have to turn people down. It is a way to play in more tourneys with less risk. Just tell people you would charge no markup and if they want a share of your for 57.00 they would get 10% of your total winnings minus taxes tip etc. Or 38 or 39 for 5%. You get the picture. I would keep 50% at least though of yourself so if you cash big you get paid a decent amount still. Also know that if you play in this and last all of day 1 or day 2, you will play for many hours. Usually 8-12 hours including breaks.
     
  5. TuscaloosaJohnny

    TuscaloosaJohnny Tourist

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    If you get there before this starts you should be able to play single-table satellites into it. (Once the first day of Colossus begins there probably won't be enough free tables.) They'll run 10-player winner-take-all sats for probably around $65. They'll also be running their standard $125 satellites in which players often chop when they get down to two or three players. If you want to play in the Colossus, give these a shot.
     
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