Cards are in the air at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to WPT's website, 7 players (Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Cates, Jeff Gross, Max Altergott, local player Kinesh Pather, and back-to-back Alpha8 champion Philipp Gruissem) have registered for the Day 1 of the $100,000 buy-in tournament.
The televised tournament is the fourth Alpha8 event in World Poker Tour [...] Read more » WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg
It will be interesting to see who comes out ALIVE from this unique event. The south african public safety is basicly non existent so I will be curious to see will there be an incident along with this tourey or not. The World Cup there wasn't a cakewalk too... But man this list is also killer Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Cates, Jeff Gross, Max Altergott, Philipp Gruissem plus Seidel and Mercier. I hope we see some key hands and whatnot plus at least brm will be covering the results and the final table, Im really curious how this tournament will turn out. Starting with 250 BB - man this is some nice deep stack tourey for sure.
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the reality is there are way too many 'highroller' events atm, so some people play 1 or 2 tops and miss most of the other big buyin events, like this one.
Sure there are some that can afford just about every highroller event ticket fee but those are rare, it would be much better if there were like 2-3 tops events per year, so we would have all the top players there, at the same place :/
also, there are about 300 different 'champion' crowns now... lol