Want the latest news and gossip circling around the Amazon Room at the Rio? Here's where it's at.
Today in the 3-Bet we find Phil Hellmuth doubling down on his dwindling 2014 bracelet opportunities, the brand new Monster Stack event looking like one of the events of the summer and Greg Merson shows us what you get for $1m at the Rio.
1) Hellmuth Wont Bracelet
How much does Phil Hellmuth want WSOP bracelet #14 this summer?
Very, very much apparently:
2) Monster Stack Reaching Monstrous Proportions
One of the biggest obstacles amateur poker players see when considering buying in to a WSOP event?
A lack of starting chips. With a standard starting stack of 3x the buy-in, a lot of amateurs get cold feet at the thought of only 3,000 or 4,500 chips to play with for their investment.
Enter Event #51 at this year's WSOP, the brand new $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack.
Pay your $1,500 this time, get 15,000 starting chips in return and plenty of play in the structure.
How well received has the idea been?
A second starting flight has already been added for 5 pm today to accommodate demand with a third (!) flight also under consideration.
It's going to be huge, and the pros are already smelling blood in the water.
Check back for daily updates on our 2014 WSOP page.
3) Cash, Chips and Coupon Gets You One Exciting Slip of Paper
Ever traded a brick of cash, an absurd amount of casino chips and some sort of coupon/credit for a piece of paper?
Greg Merson has, and it is thrilling to look at:
This is what you get in return for a million at the rio pic.twitter.com/835c8AOFbr— Greg Merson (@GregMerson) June 25, 2014