It’s World Series night – in Las Vegas. What, you thought I was talking about baseball?!

Yes, tonight from the Rio in Las Vegas the biggest event of the poker year begins: the “November Nine” final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event! 

Except, because of the presidential election this “November Nine” is starting one week early, in late October. As a result, it means this particular “World Series” is going up head to head against the “real” World Series at Wrigley Field, between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs.

Folks, you practically have to win a World Series of Poker bracelet to be able to afford World Series tickets in Chicago. These prices are outrageous.