Enjoyed a nice trip to California spending some time with family. It's usually Florida so it was nice to check out the other coast for a while. It was about five hours door to door and I'm one that doesn't mind solo road trips so I took a different route each way to mix things up. Some of California is beautiful some is downright ugly. Who lives in the high desert of California anyway?
It's time for the BBThree and thanks to Al for all the great prizes. His blog is updated today with the payouts and it does seem juicy. I've decided that I will in no way, shape, or form, kill myself to play all the events. Good luck to those of you who do and good luck to those already with shaky marriages and relationships since this might be the end for you.
Breaking this down, the key to all of this is winning a seat in the TOC. You get a seat in there you have a shot for the big prize, you don't you'll probably be lucky to break out even from this whole endeavor unless of course you go deep in the Big Game a couple times. $1018 is the total cost so it will be very interesting to see the net wins and loses when this is over.
My goal is of course a TOC seat and an early TOC seat. Although the monthly prizes of a $2K WSOP looks good they only go out to one points leader and the odds of winning that a very fucking slim. I think playing some other bigger non-BBThree tournaments and a bunch of cash both online and live makes the likelyhood of winning $2K much greater so that is where my focus will be.
Also, let's not forget that there are no third-party registrations to the WSOP and that whoever wins the $12K ME packages might not even play in the ME as $12K in cash might be a better option. If that does happen then the controversy will be HUGE. This was not an issue during the Aussie package but I can see a big time controversy waiting to happen.
For example what if two non-bloggers win, take the $12K and pocket it? Or for that matter what if two bloggers win and take the $12K and pocket it? I know for a lot of you that playing in the ME and cashing are two huge goals but I certainly know it's not one of mine and I'd much rather have $12K. Or what about say a family man with kids I'm sure that family can use $12K more than a lottery ticktet. Oh well we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
So get out to the Big Game this Sunday night and help kick off the BBThree. If we do get 65 players first place will be a whopping $1502.48