The $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Handicap at World Championships

The main event is the centerpiece of the World Series of Poker every year, but the event that gauges the best all-around player in the game is undoubtedly the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship. 슬롯머신

In fact, winning this year’s H.O.R.S.E. Championship, which begins Friday with many players scheduled for the final table on Tuesday, June 30, rather than the main event, is less than 2 percent of what the main event typically draws, but that’s the point. Poker experts view the main event as a high-profile “amateur time,” which is nowhere near your career income and likely to be bounced by a player with more than half of your talent. Meanwhile, the H.O.R.S.E. Championship draws a select group of about 150 of the best “true” poker players on the planet. If you win this event, you will have to make money.

What made the H.O.R.S.E. championship even more prestigious was its history in just three years. The ball was a huge success at its first event in 2006, which drew the last table to the point of immediately creepy for ESPN producers. The nine players at the last table in 2006 were Chip Reese, Andy Bloch, Phil Ivy, Jim Becktel, T.J. Cloutier, David Singer, Dewey Tomco, Doyle Brunson, and Patrick Antony.

At the time, these nine men had three WSOP main event titles, two WPT championships, 27 WSOP gold bracelets, and 116 appearances in the WSOP Final Table. Needless to say, three of them (Liz, Cloutier, Brunson) were already in the Poker Hall of Fame. And it was dramatic that not only did the final nine players get together, but the final nine players were undecided. That’s right, it was a 19-hour Poker Marathon.

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