Originally Posted by pig4bill
From what I'm told, it's not much of a "guarantee". First place prize money is guaranteed, but they just take it from the prize pool. If turnout sucks, all the lower places get screwed - they don't add anything to the prize pool.
This is correct, but still besides going to reno/san jose, gold rush week has the biggest prize pools for the bay area all year. So its def worth playing imo.