It is a light night in the world of sports, so I intend to spend this evening tuned into the live stream of the first final table at the 2015 World Series of Poker from Las Vegas!
The first event is the Casino Employees event, open only to casino employees (ie. Dealers, etc.). So the final table for that one will start, right after these folks are done eating! Aargh.
The 68th and last event, is the $10,000 Main Event (No-limit Texas Hold ’em), and that won’t start until July. And it won’t end until November!! In between, there are many others for many different variants of poker.
Probably the big event in the early days Is the Colossus, which has a $5,000,000 prize but only costs a cheap $565 to enter. As a result, everyone and their dog is expected to show up for that one. They are expecting the biggest field ever for a live poker tournament in that one. The first day for the Colossus is actually tomorrow.
(Update, June 2: apparently there is a lot of griping now about the Colossus payouts.)
Anyway, I’m looking forward to the live streams from the Rio, it will give me something to do while waiting for the Golden State-vs.-Cleveland NBA finals to start.