When World Poker Tour They announced a record $15 million guarantee at the end of the season WPT World Championship At Wynn Las Vegas, many have wondered how to avoid the overlay event. Now, on the eve of the $10,400 entry tournament, the conversation has turned to asking just how big the prize pool could be.
One of the main reasons why the tour is not affected by the guarantee is the huge number of players who have been able to win their seats in recent weeks. Not only will Wynn hold frequent qualifiers in their poker room, but the ClubWPT free tour online site will send out an army of players as well.
In total, ClubWPT awarded 27 players B.V WPT World Championship $12,000 package. This is in addition to the 22 players who won the WPT Premier Championship ticket, and up to seven other players with a special event package.
“Since its launch in 2008, ClubWPT has been a great way to get players from all walks of life to get more involved in poker,” he said. WPT Executive Director Adam Pliska. “[These] Packages are the most prestigious award we have ever awarded at ClubWPT, and we are proud to host eligible players at our 20th anniversary celebration.”
A slew of ClubWPT players will take on the world’s best players during the $10,400 main event, including Alaska player Bruce Ramoth, who is playing in his first-ever live poker tournament, and 86-year-old ClubWPT Player of the Year Mark Symons. years – Charles Ralston, Tim Robbins, 38, of Lincoln, Nebraska, will make his starring debut in Las Vegas.
card player Catch up with Robins to get his thoughts on winning a seat in one of the biggest tournaments of all time.
Robbins, who was born in Reno, Nevada and raised in Kansas before settling in Nebraska, was the 18th player to win his ClubWPT seat.
“I was playing for the money playing chips on another site, but I’m sick of it,” Robbins said. “I started watching commercials for ClubWPT, and decided to sign up. I did for about a year, before upgrading to a Diamond membership after watching all the tournaments I was missing out on. I knew I could crack one of those huge events, and as it turns out, I was right.” .
Robins had to beat about 400 other people who qualified for the special online event.
About halfway through, I said to myself, ‘I can win this thing. “When I got heads up, he had 3.5m to 500,000, but I hit four hands in a row to win the championship. I think that second-place guy smashed his laptop and put two holes in the wall.”
This will be the Robins’ first official trip to Las Vegas.
“My mom told me I was in Vegas when I was nine months old, so not many memories,” he recalls.
Although this would be the biggest tournament he has ever played in, Robins has been playing for some time. He grew up playing games like five-card draw, pinnochle, and pitch, and discovered hold’em while in high school. He won a scholarship to play baseball in college, but began to play more poker while recovering from a blown rotator cuff.
Robins is currently employed in distribution center logistics at Kelly Supply Company, a job he has held for eight years. But for a short while, it was poker that paid the bills.
“When I moved to Lincoln, I thought I had an existing job, but it fell through,” he said. “So, for a few weeks, I was playing bar poker to put food in my stomach and gas in the car. I ended up playing a lot of bar poker. I mean, the winner was only $50-$100, but I was doing really well. I remember one night when I by the end of the two sessions.
Robins has only played in a real casino on a handful of occasions, but has joked that he’s on a winning streak.
“I just played last week, sitting at a $1-$3 table. I bought $300 and came out with over $500. It was the first time I played live poker since November 2021, which was at the same table. At the time I played for three hours and ran it to over $1200. But cash games are kinda boring to me. I love poker tournament.”
He’ll get his shot at championship glory this week at Wynn, where he’ll earn the winner somewhere near the middle of the seven figures.
“My goal is to win the championship. The numbers are against you, but that’s the goal. I know it’s going to be an excruciating process, but I’m ready for it.”
But Robins isn’t necessarily looking for an easy path to the final table either.
“I’d like to sit at a table with some professionals,” he said. I’m not afraid of them. I’ve been watching them play for so long that I know their game and they don’t know mine. I know I’m an amateur and they’re the pros, but I’ll still welcome a challenge. It would be great to sit down with guys like The Godfather of Poker Doyle Bronson, Daniel Negrino, Phil Hellmuth or Phil Ivey. “
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