Originally Posted by pig4bill
If what you're really after is to play the Main, you're probably better off playing a mega satellite at the WSOP. They run tons of them the week leading up to the Main. A min-cash in a $1k is only a little over $2000. You have to move up the pay chart quite a ways to get $10k. Plus cashing in a tournament will get you a W2 and a satellite won't.
Yeah, but the structure is terrible at the Satellite. At least the $1000 event gives you 1 hr blind vs the satellites are only 30 mins or even 10 mins turbo. So, does the $1000 give you a little more play for a good 3-4 hrs before it's a shove fest?
The only problem as you said it's so hard to get to $10K prize with a field of probably 3000. Tax-wise is ok since I will buy into $10K event if I win $10K, so it's a wash on the tax return.