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    WSOP Big 50

    Wondering if anyone on the board is considering playing in the Big 50 this year. Being the 50th anniversary of the WSOP, I'm strongly considering heading down to cross the first part of this off my bucket list.

    Wondering if there's anyone else considering and working on organizing a trip down.

    For those that have not heard of the Big 50, it'll be the first event of the 2019 WSOP. It's $500 entry with no rake**. It has a $5Million guarantee with $1M guaranteed up top.

    There are 4 day 1d with a 50k starting stack and 50 minute blinds.

    **There is one rebuy each day, which would be raked.
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    I haven't seen that yet. I've not actually been able to find the format, so I'm not sure how the tournament actually plays.
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    Very... Interesting, at only $500. maybe we could get a number of forum entrants. I imagine the field could be Huuuuuge... Wonder if they will limit the field...
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    Interesting indeed. Kinda like the colossus but with a better structure (presumably). Will have to check on the details when they are posted.
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    To make the guarantee my math says they need 10,000 entrants. That is a a gigantic field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by compuease View Post
    To make the guarantee my math says they need 10,000 entrants. That is a a gigantic field.

    With re-entry’s they could crush that number..... here is the info on last years Colossus that was a $565 buy-in. 13,070 peeps for that one.




    After playing 243 hands today, Roberly Felicio finally managed to clinch the win in the end by defeating Sang Liu heads-up in Event #7: $565 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em. Not only did he win the fifth coveted gold WSOP bracelet for Brazil, he also took home $1,000,000for his efforts over the past days. Over six starting days, 13,070 hopefuls took their seats, creating a total prize pool of $6,535,000.


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    But rake free for the 1st buyin makes it really attractive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by compuease View Post
    But rake free for the 1st buyin makes it really attractive.
    I agree. This event will have over 15,000 entries.

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    Colossus last year had a day 2 and 3 so I am expecting this will run at least until Wed. (Day 2, 3, 4).
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    Found more schedule details:

    Sun, Jun 2nd
    10:00 AM
    4 Days

    so it does end on the Wed. That would put me out but I could make the $400 Colossus which would end on Sun. Jun. 30.
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    There’s an official page up for it now. World Series of Poker - Official Tournament Coverage and Results

    Expected end day is Wed or Thurs depending on number of entrants. Structure sheet isn’t up yet. I’m very likely going down for it.
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