Friday, March 10, 2006

2006 WPBT WSOP Satellite #1

March 19. What are you doing on March 19th? I'll be playing in the first WPBT WSOP satellite.

It's that time of year again when bloggers battle it out for a seat in one of the many WSOP events. Last year a blogger named Bob from One Too Many went on to win a WSOP satellite. Now we call him Bobby Bracelet (thanks to Derek for that catchy moniker). Who will win the first one this year? Perhaps it can be you!

Thanks to Iggy who set the first one up. Our first event will be on Paradise Poker so all our blogger friends who work for online sites like Full Tilt and Poker Stars can play. I expect that we will be holding other events on FT and PS in the near future so if you don't like Paradise, then you'll have an opportunity to play on your favorite site. For the record, Paradise Poker is the third largest online poker room and they offer a 25% deposit bonus. Paradise Poker is also where I popped my online poker cherry.

Here are the details which I cut & pasted from Iggy's blog:
What: WPBT WSOP NL Satellite Tournament
When: March 19th - Sunday
Time: 9pm EST
Where: Paradise Poker
How Much: $30
Password: email iggy at allimcbeal_69 -
Restrictions: Bloggers only!

Winner wins a seat in the 2006 WSOP $1500 event of their choice. Because of Paradise's software, we now need 55 players to pull this off. The $30 buyin fee includes the juice, so in reality its a $27 + 3 event.
Paradise Poker: The world's premier online poker room

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today. Any questions? Shoot either me or Iggy an email.

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If you are in NYC on Sunday, you should go see Ugarte's biggest gig of his life. Here are the details.

Charles Star (aka Ugarte) is a former attorney who quit his corporate gig and decided to pursue his life long dream of being in Michael Flatley's Riverdance. Despite all his valiant efforts to line-jig dance, he simply wasn't Irish enough to make the cast. Dejected, he turned to heroin and robbing check cashing places in Brownsville. After a short tint in rehab and a lost weekend hanging out with Scientologists, Charles Star discovered stand up comedy. Now he's living the dream. So stop by and support a fellow poker blogger in his quest to make people laugh. And yeah, Ugarte was the guy who got me invited to the Blue Parrot for the first time. He's a part of NYC poker blogging lore.

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