Just a quick update…Will got switched to team Oakland with Paul Wasicka…currently the first qualifying region round. Will and Paul are on the same table, which is pretty sick. brandon adams, jordan morgan, van alstyne, alex jacobs… Will is short stacked after a tough decision vs. James Van Alstyne. Paul entered the first break with the chip lead at the table.
A few quick updates:
Poker Bowl: Upcoming this Sunday. Will is playing, Dapo had to withdraw, but the other team members will consist of Paul Wasicka, Todd and Doyle Brunson, Chad Brown, and Vanessa Rousso. Wish them luck!
Caesar’s Poker Classic: The second major poker series for a one of the best rooms in Vegas is going on through the rest of October. Dapo, Will, and Matt will be there playing in some of the events ($1500, $2k) leading up to the Main Event. If you see one of them say hello!
The inaugural Poker Bowl, which was created by the U.S. Poker League, kicks off October 20 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. Unlike other team-base poker tournaments, this one actually puts team members on the felt at the same time. PROP players, Dapo Fadeyi and Will Lin will be competing alongside a great team (which we’ll announce when we can).
Poker Bowl I will feature 25 teams (five teams in five conferences) playing in a series of tournaments. Each conference will send its champion to the Poker Bowl Finale, to be held on October 23. This Finale starts as three ten-handed single-table shootout tournaments, in which each team will have two players represented at each table (each team has a total of six players). When each table is down to three players, they will be combined into one nine-handed final table.
The last team to have at least two players remaining (the “team winner”) will advance its top three finishers to the playoff table. The winner of the final table will also advance, along with his team’s other top finisher. These five players will then battle it out, trying to eliminate the other team. The team that survives will be declared champion of Poker Bowl I.
If the winner of the final table (before the playoff table) is also a member of the “team winner,” there will be no playoff. That team wins by default.
The buy-in for the event is $8,000 per person, $40,000 per team. The total prize pool will be $1,000,000.