Wire the money in advance don't make me laugh. I've spent the last three weeks on the phone every day trying to get money out here fruitlessly because I'm not allowed to get access to my US dollars as a European citizen because of the US government.
Plus there was the Bellagio Cup day 1/2s and my cold which I'm trying to recover from. I'm not a mind reader, how do I know it's likely to sell out?- why didn't they give a heads up on this on 1b/1c if it was so predictable? It's also the attitude of the suit- walking off like that.
in previous years they would have stopped reg'ing day 1d at 1500 and made the others get to like 1200+ before reopening it. like the one thing they've punted.
It looks like everyone employed the workaround to this - by simply registering late.
Last year's Day 1b was also held on July 4th. I understand wanting to place the four Day 1s on the weekend to maximize the ease for recreational players (last year was Thu-Sun), but after last year's low July 4th turnout and the impending debacle this year's placement caused, I gather that letter to Jeffrey Pollack, if it ever happens, needs to have the suggestion that the Main Event not start until July 5th, weekend start days be damned, or, what could potentially be the case for next year since July 4th, 2010 falls on a Sunday, is to have the four start days go from the Wednesday to Saturday prior and make the 4th an off-day.
If anyone who's been shut out is a Harrah's 7-Star Rewards Card Member I'd bring it up immediately - Harrah's will bend ass-backwards and break rules if need be to get you in. Maybe even so for their Diamond members as well.
150/300 a25. Effective stacks 30k. Non spewy 3/6 cash game player limps utg, HJ limps, I see 77 in CO, think about raising but have raised limpers twice already and got butt raped on flops so I decide to limp, sb and bb limp and check option. Flop 973 2 diamonds. Bingo. BB leads for 1k, sb doesn't take much time to rejack to 2.7k. HJ folds. I haven't really been out of the line and BB has only 11k total so there's a chance he reships so I just flat with middle set. He calls the 1.7k raise.
Turn is 6d, completing flush draws and T8. **** card. Check, check. I check behind.
River 3s. So final board is 97d36d3d . BB leads for 5k of his 11k stack, utg thinks for a bit before putting in a big pile of chips that have me covered. I hollywood a bit but really can't put him on anything other than 99 or 33. End up folding, BB folds as well claiming he had the flush. UTG doesn't show but tells me mulitple times he had 99 which I'm 99.9% sure he wasn't lying since I talked with him on a few breaks and after the day was over.
damn why couldn't people pre-reg while knowing the last day was usually the busiest I kind of feel for some of them
Some people, MANY people try to get in last minute through satellites, megas, and piecing them self out due to bankroll inadequacies. Players trying to get in up to the last minute has happened EVERY year since the WSOP began!!!!!
Day 1a 2009 - 821 of 1116 remaining - 73.56% of field remaining
Day 1b 2009 - 655 of 873 remaining - 75.03% of field remaining
Day 1c 2009 - 1,106 of 1,696 remaining - 65.21% of field remaining (1 additional level played)
2008 Day 1a - 1,297
2008 Day 1b - 1,158
2008 Day 1c - 1,928
2008 Day 1d - 2,461
As of right now, if Harrah's holds to this 2700 cap for today's 1d, if the percentage of field remaining at the end of the day were to be the same as it was yesterday, then ~1,760 runners will survive the day, leaving Day 2b with, at the moment, ~2,866 runners and the need to play 10-handed anyway.
Running the numbers, if the cap were increased to the originally advertised 3,000 - and the bustout rate ended up the same as yesterday, there'd be ~1,956 runners left, which would end up putting Day 2b over capacity at ~3,066.
Clearly, some form of drastic change will be needed for next year, be it move the Day 1s off July 4th, or maybe the Todd Terry suggestion of closing registration altogether for the tournament during Day 1a, or better management and making it a priority to fill up Days 1a and 1b with those who pre-register before 1c and 1d, or some combination thereof.
Last edited by UGotTheTouch; 07-06-2009 at 03:57 PM.