A few weeks ago I wrote about the PokerStars “Blogger’s Tournament.” Me, and a few thousand of my closest friends, were invited to play in a poker tournament just because we blog.
Well, actually that’s not true. There was a catch. I had to run a little icon that showed I was in.
The tournament got underway today at 4:00 PM. There were 2247 entries, though that number is misleading. A significant number who qualified never played. Their chips were just blinded off until they were out.
The top 54 places got paid. From 54 to 51 received a PokerStars jacket. I was hoping not to win that.
Then there were entries in a weekly tournament, Ipod Nanos, entries in a World Series of Poker Satellite tournament and one World Series of Poker entry. Don’t poo poo that – it’s worth $10,000 plus $2,000 PokerStars throws in.
I finished 19th of 2247 – not bad. For my efforts I get a $370 entry in a tournament July 16th. The top 150 finishers get a World Series of Poker entry plus $2,000.
If I play then anything like I played today, I’m going to Las Vegas. Unfortunately, it’s tough to play like I played today. Wish me luck. I’ll need it.