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  1. #1
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    World Series of Poker 2005

    Hello everyone!

    I haven't posted here in a while but I decided to give it a shot.

    I was lucky enough to win a seat in the 2005 WSOP main event back in April. Paid a total of $10 for a $10,000 entry and an extra $1k spending money.

    The reason I am posting this is to brag a little but moreso to give all of those here who may know or remember me the opportunity to cheer me on. This year in the wsop there will be 3 starting days, I was lucky (or unlucky enough) depending on how you look at it to draw day 3. I will start playing on the 9th which is Saturday. There was supposed to be a cap of 6,600 total people playing this year but i've heard rumors that it's already up over 8,000 making it the biggest poker tournament of it's kind in history with a prize pool of up to approx. $80,000,000 ... that's right, that is 80 million. I wouldn't mind getting a piece of that prize pool.

    In any case enough about me, if anyone wants to see my progress they can check it out on the AbsolutePoker website, the link to the Team page is: http://www.absolutepoker.com/wsop2005/meet_team_ap.asp , this is not a referral code or anything so don't waste your time thinking I'm trying to advertise here...

    I appreciate any support, a few prayers may just swing the chips my direction.

    If anyone else is going look me up! My nickname on AP is BIGDOG777, my picture is on that link above.

    Root me on and maybe I'll make it to the top.

    Thanks for your support.

    Ryan Porter
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  2. #2
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    1,100 are from pokerstars.com

    i can't wait til i turn legal im gonna go into the WSOP

    GL, and play like phil hellmuth ! just odnt atlk as much
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  3. #3
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    Good luck! I've played in a few World Poker Tour smaller events, but not the WSOP. With 8,000+ people, luck is the operative word.

    - John C.

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    Best of luck Ryan, and be sure to let us know how you do!

    By the way, when does WSOP 2005 air?

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    Hello again,

    I forgot to update when I got back from Las Vegas.

    I finished 285th place out of a total of 5,619 entrants in the main event. This spot paid out $24,365

    Not bad for a $10 investment.


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    Best of Luck ExtremeIS :: Ryan.

    With 8,000+, imo your odds are low but very feasable.

    Than again, I usually play tournaments of 20 people :: ftw

    I play at PacificPoker quite a bit but I am still a "FreeMoney" player but I play to win either way

    Since you're more in the pro level than me, I would love playing some rounds with you.

    sid007 @ pacific poker

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    Well done, Ryan! Must have been a great experience. Did you have an opportunity to sit across the table with any notables? Negreanu? Chan? Hellmuth?

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    Ryan, how did you win a seat in the 2005 WSOP ?

    I watch the World Poker Tour and etc. on TV quite a bit but never really understood how they got there.

    I understand they put 10K to play. Does the WSOP winner go to WPT?

    I figured guys like chan, moneymaker, ivy, etc. just go past all that to the $10k buy-in @ WPT.

    Some of the other 'little guys' won @ PokerStars tournament to qualify.

    I have to read up more to fully understand this. :lol:
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    Originally posted by vito
    Sid, http://www.wsop2005.com/how-to-qualify-to-wsop-2005.php

    Vito
    Thanks Vito. WoW! on a $10 buy-in!

    I'm mean you have to have *major* luck and skill to win on a $10 buy-in and get to WSOP.

    From my little understanding, you have to beat the $10 contenders and qualify for other buy-ins. Sort of like 'up the chain.'

    I'm just now moving from tournaments to the multi-table @ PP playing against ~1000 people.
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