WSOP 2007 Starts Today

The 38th World Series of Poker is upon us. Today the 7 week marathon poker festival begins with the casino employee’s event and the $5000 mixed hold’em world championship.

All the results and ranking lists will of course be available in the database, with reports and articles from Vegas too on the homepage and the forum.

Ram is the first of the Mob to fly out; he’s intending on playing every event he can, with Barny and Ross following shortly on the 8th June and also intending on playing many of the events. Joe will be flying out on the 26th, together with a team of three dedicated reporters who will be bringing you photos and coverage from the preliminary events, including the $10,000 pot limit Omaha world championship. It’s all building up to the main event though, from which we will be bringing hourly reports every day of play, and more, from our ringside seats in the Amazon Room at The Rio.

Joining the Mob team will be Hendon Mob league final winner Shaundead, aka Dave Russell, who has earnt himself a $10,000 ticket to the main event courtesy of Full Tilt and The Mob, plus a couple of thousand in expenses. Not bad going for a few friendly $10 tournaments. News of the next forum league will be announced very very shortly.

If you want to join us in Vegas, there’s still plenty of time to qualify with tournaments where you can win a World Series package yourself, including freerolls, running regularly on Full Tilt Poker. The granddaddy of the World Series satellites is the 100 main event seat guaranteed tournament taking place in the middle of June. If you don’t have a Full Tilt account already remember to use code MOB when you open one to ensure you receive the 27% rakeback (and up to $600 match deposit bonus).

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Last year of course the main event was won by Jamie Gold, who will no doubt be defending his title should the lawyers have left him with enough for his entrance fee. With numbers predicted to be down this year due to limitations on third party registrations, perhaps this is the time for a big name professional to earn that most coveted of poker’s prizes once more, the main event winner’s bracelet.

WSOP Bracelet

As we know by now though, it’s really anybody’s game, and whoever does take it down will certainly be a big name afterwards. Last year’s final table had only one ‘name’ – Allen Cunningham, who put in a great performance but in the end had to settle for 4th behind Paul Wasicka and Mike Binger. And as they say, it could be you.