Friday, May 28, 2010

2010 WSOP: Where to Go

2010 WSOP Media RoomBeen spending the afternoon hanging around the Rio, moving in and out of the media room (pictured), the Amazon Room (vacant thus far today, but readying for the big $50K Player’s Championship in about a half-hour), and the Pavilion Room, where the field of 721 at the Casino Employees event has been cut in half after four-and-a-half hours of play.

Getting reacquainted with where everything is and where to go. All pretty familiar, but a few new corners to turn here and there.

Here in the media room, a fairly steady stream of media types have been stopping by to pick up their credentials, with a few parking it with their laptops for some early reporting. Have seen a number of familiar faces and had some nice reunions here over the last couple of hours.

Seeing these folks is reminding me that there are a number of sites to follow when it comes to all things WSOP. There is, of course, the official WSOP site, where one can find the live updates (via PokerNews), but also a ton of other content, including B.J. Nemeth’s photographic chronicling of the Series.

Other sites I’ll be checking in on regularly over the next seven-plus weeks include Bluff Magazine, CardPlayer, ESPN Poker Club, Full Tilt Poker’s Poker from the Rail, Poker Road, including Ben Conoley’s blog, “The Small Stakes,” Pokerati, the PokerStars blog, Snoopy’s Black Belt Poker blog, Tao of Poker, and Wicked Chops.

And, of course, PokerNews’ live reporting, where I’ll start jumping in tomorrow helping with coverage of Event No. 3, the first of the big $1,000 no-limit hold'em events. Potentially looking at 6,000-7,000 runners in that one.

Speaking of runners, I’m a-gonna run over to the Amazon now to see the kick off of the $50K, then probably head back to the home away from home to rest up for a long day tomorrow. More to come.

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2 Comments:

OpenID sevencard2003 said...

which member of avp is this?

5/28/2010 11:50 PM  
Blogger Short-Stacked Shamus said...

Not a member of AVP, sevencard, though I'll read over there from time to time.

Kevmath, I think I accidentally deleted your comment. For the record, all, Kevmath guessed 137 entrants in the $50K before play began.

5/29/2010 12:45 AM  

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