Every year, guys enter the tournament, some even dressed as drags, claiming discrimination. (note I said guys here, a man would know better and would respectfully let us play our event).
I personally think it is a bad idea for these guys to play. Poker players unfortunately don't always have the best reputation as far as classy is concerned, and these eruptions just reinforces that negative aspect. It is sad that a few disrespectful people ruin it for the rest of us.
On a brighter note, the WSOP ladies event has so grown in popularity that it has now created a "ladies week" happening in all the casinos where most of the smaller series have a ladies tournament that compete during that week. It is my favorite week of the series! Girls are fun to play with, they have a smile on their face, they talk about anything but sports (yay!) and, don't get me wrong, they can be really tough opponents!
I played the ladies WSOP this year, I busted 93rd on day 2 of the event. There were 952 entries this year and 117 were getting paid. I had a great start in the tournament, but it seemed like I went on a little of a rot as we got deeper and Icould not find a winning hand. I did make some new acquaintances and got to catch up with many ladies from the poker community and hey, I still cashed! So, overall it was a great event! I am already looking forward to next year :)
As far as the series go, I have cashed in 2 events out of 11. It is a standard result considering cash rates for very good players in poker tournaments are about 20% and win rates are 2%. I bubbled a few tournaments very close to the money which was a little frustrating but at the end of the day, I was satisfied with the way I played and that is important.
Maybe I just need to learn to win coinflips more ... I should ask Jason Mercier how he does it. ;)*kidding*
My next event is the WSOP 1k next Wednesday. I am looking forward to it!
I am also selling some of my actions for the main event. Therefore, I am starting an interest list.
I am selling at 20% mark up ( my commission for professional work) so 1% of my main event action sellsfor $120.
Please note that investors are responsible for their own taxes on large winnings and will be sent a 1099 for the amount they received from the winnings. The Winnings will be divided at the end of the series.
For instance, if someone owns 1% of my shares, I will pay them 1% of my total winnings from the WSOP Main Event.
There are obviously no guarantees but the top money potential in the WSOP Main Event can be pretty lucrative for a low cost investment. :)
Please contact me on my email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in buying some shares and be part of the WSOP Main Event action!