TO SIGN UP: Send an email to johnnymac -at- itaintgambling.com and include all of the information in the entry form below (or attach a copy of the form itself), including the date(s) that you want to play. Please include the phrase "WSOP ENTRY" in the subject line of the email. Within 2-3 days you will receive an official invitation from me and you will be in.
The entry form and official rules are below.
The short version is that we will be having 10 single-table shootout tournaments between now and the first part of June. The cost to enter each time is $120. The 10 winners will advance to the Final Table and the winner of the Final Table will win the entire prize pool ($120 x 100 = $12,000) to pay for an entry into the WSOP and for travel expenses. You may enter as often as you like and as space permits until the final table is filled up. The preliminary schedule is on the flyer above, but is subject to change. On the weeknights there will be one tournament and on weekends we will run two back to back. Everyone who enters will retain a small piece of the eventual winner's earnings in Las Vegas, if you make the final table you will get a bigger piece. (Obviously, by agreeing to play, you also agree to share with the rest of us if you win anything in the World Series...)
If you have any other questions, feel free to send me an email. I think this is going to be a lot of fun and will provide a good opportunity to meet all of the readers from this website - including such luminaries as Rick Neuheisel, Spud Webb, "Phil Helmuth", and even the late Stu Unger. Not to mention me and Junell and maybe even Fro if he makes it into town one weekend.
As far as registering, you really don't even need to return the form, just send me an email with the proper information (especially the date you pick) and you can sign the rules acknowledgement when you show up to play. Please include the phrase "WSOP ENTRY" in the subject line of your email.
Also, be aware that the rules are subject to change and that it is your responsibility to read them and be familiar with them. Nothing in this Tournament implies an offer to pay your way to Vegas - this is a contest and as such is governed by the relevant state and federal laws and we have no responsibility or obligation to you beyond organizing the tournament and giving you a chance to play. You must be 21 to play and if you have any doubts as to the legality of your participating for any reason, then it is your responsibility to make sure you can.
If you have any questions, please send an email to me at johnnymac -at- itaintgambling.com
UPDATE (03/25/05): You do not have to prepay to play. You may, and therefore lock up a seat, but all you have to do to play is email your interest to me for a particular night and then show up with cash at the time the game starts. Each particular night is first-come first-served with those players who have pre-paid and/or pre-registered having precedence over those people who show up at the last minute.
UPDATE (03/28/05): As you can see, we have updated the schedule. We hope to run 3 concurrent tables on April 13 to kick off the first night of the Tournament. This will likely be the only time when more than one table is running at a particular time. There are also changes to the rules. For those of you who have emailed your interest, I will be sending out the first set of invitations later today.
UPDATE (03/29/05): The first round of invitations went out last night. We already have one full table set for the first night, April 13, and another 10 players sprinkled around on the other dates. I have received a few common questions that warrant answering, so here is an FAQ page.
UPDATE (04/07/05): There was a small error in the email from yesterday. Go here to find the correction.
UPDATE (04/13/05): Someupdates to the rules have been made in front of tonight's start of the tournament. Specifically, we have changed the prize structure to give a little something back to the Runner-up and we have clarified the whole sharing structure in the event we can't fill the final table. We have also reserved the right to change the blind structure for the final table. The first 10 tables will still go fairly fast, but the final table blinds are going to be set up so that we last a bit longer. More on this when something is decided.
UPDATE (04/16/05): Well, it took some effort, but we got ten players into the game today and now another seat at the final table has been claimed. The rundown is here. As of this writing there is one seat left in Thursday night's game, so if you want to play, email me right away.
UPDATE (04/21/05):Results of tonight's table are here. Normally I would try and say something witty or exciting, but it's freaking 12:30 in the morning and I need to go to bed. Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who has played so far.
UPDATE (04/29/05): Note that I have rescheduled the May 8 game into May 5 because of a conflict with Mothers Day. See this page for the update.
UPDATE (06/02/05): Quite a few updates here. 1.)Results from last night's table #8 are here. 2.) Frank Moreno noticed a couple of internal discrepancies in the rules last night and as I have been meaning to update a couple of other small things in the rules, a new version is now posted to the link above. Many thanks to Frank. 3.) The final table location is set. If you are interested in coming to watch or play in side games, email me and I will get you directions. 4.) We have dealers for the final table! Thanks to Chris Morris and Jayson Baird for volunteering to help out.
UPDATE (06/05/05): Results from yesterday's conclusion of the first round are here. The final table begins today at 1:00 (and once it's over at 7:00 Mrs Johnnymac might start talking to me again). If you would like to come check out the action this afternoon, send me an email and I will forward you directions.