It’s a big day in the poker world as the World Series of Poker is underway today, starting off Monday with a casino employees event with a $500 buy-in.
Frankly, unless the event is quite literal and open only to casino employees, we have no idea what it is. If you can enlighten us go ahead, but that would mean somebody leaving a comment on this blog, which, well, God forbid.
Today starts the WSOP’s Heads-up Championship event.
Meanwhile, to get to this point, The WSOP played out its first ever WSOP Circuit Championship. Players earned their way into the $1 million freeroll with wins on the circuit, which included a stop at Harrah’s Resort in December and Caesars Atlantic City in March.
The event was won by Sam Barnhart, a 50-year-old software analyst from Little Rock Ark. He takes home $300,000.
Barnhart won his way in at a circuit event held in Tunica Miss. in February. No Atlantic City qualifiers made it to the final table, but a few players seem to have traveled with the circuit playing multiple events and certainly may have played in an A.C. event.
In some other news, The Philly Inquirer, has a nice rundown on where the state of online poker is after the government crackdown in April. Unfortunately, the experts the paper talked to think it could be two to three years before the U.S. finally legalizes online poker.
It will be interesting to see how things shake out in the meantime.
And finally, here’s a little something about how to spot a bluff from Scotland’s John O’Groat Journal and Caithness Courier. Hey, some things are universal.