The poker community is gearing up for the biggest and most prestigious series of live poker tournaments, the World Series of Poker! The dates are around the corner and in a few weeks the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino will be swamped with people from across the globe and hopefully make a lot of dreams come true! The coveted golden bracelet is every poker players pride and this year there will be 89 up for grabs!
With a few weeks to go, here are some tips that might help you prepare for the WSOP 2019, are you ready?!
Plan your stay ahead of time
We write hoping you’ve already got this covered! Finding stay in Las Vegas during these weeks is no easy task and the longer you wait, the higher the prices! Sort out your accommodation in advance, you want this hastle off your head. A good night’s sleep is important after a long day on the WSOP felts, so choose wisely and preferably a hotel that’s close to the action!
It’s all about cutting down on your expenses so that you can make the most of the WSOP experience by playing more games! Considering how closely knit the poker community is, chances are you will know a buddy who’ll be there during the same period and splitting the cost of a hotel/house/or air bnb is not a bad option!
Don’t go shooting in the dark
If you haven’t heard this one yet from a poker professional or a seasoned WSOP player, you really have been in the dark! Planning your tournaments in advance certainly helps you plan your budget. Its also important to keep in mind the schedules, you don’t want to be overlapping them and missing out on the good value tournaments. Do yourself a favour and chalk out this plan!
Play in events that feature games you know!
The WSOP has events spread across all different formats of the game. It is crucial for you to double-check the format of the game before registering for it. You don’t want to be spending a grand trying to figure out a game you haven’t played or aren’t too familiar with!
This is probably the best feature the WSOP 2019 introduced! (Read our article to know more of these existing features here). You may now register online for smaller buy-in tournaments! Avoid wasting your energy in long queues and take this opportunity to register and pay online with your credit card.
Have fun, but stay focused
Las Vegas is christened the Sin City for a reason. The city never sleeps and there’s enough to keep you distracted. While its good to have some fun off the felts, don’t let it go too wild and focus on why you are there in the first place, to play some world-class poker!