The title " world series " is a very bold title I feel.Does anyone else agree that the wsop is becoming to ridiculous. I mean 6600 players in the main event ???I think in order to be the " real " world series, the buy-in should be about half a million. Now you would probably only have a few hundred players give or take a few, which would be the best of the best.The final table of the main event would most likely be the most exciting poker to ever watch. I mean imagine a 500 000 buy-in tourney, say 150 entries and the final table looking like this:- Phil Ivey- DN- Johnny Chan- Doyle Brunson- Barry Greenstein- T.J Cloutier- Phil Hellmuth- Chris Ferguson- John JuandaAdd your own high stakes professionals in there, but i mean this to me would be the true WSOP.Sure, it shatters alot of our dreams. But isn't sad that someone who's name rhyme's with " funnyfaker " can win a seat to the WORLD SERIES by playing a $40 online tournament, never play live poker in his life, and take home 2.5 m ??my 2 cents..
There are a bunch of skilled players out there who can't afford high stakes or a big buyin like that, that's why I think it's great we have so much access to the WSOP. It's the world series because it's the oldest and most prestigious series of poker tournaments in the world.Also I find it disappointing you are against the interaction we're able to have with these prose. It's a trite argument but you can't go play tennis with Andy Roddick, golf with Tiger Woods or, God forbid, play football with Ray Lewis. But you can go sit with Brunson, Hellmuth, Chan and all the other greats of the game for a relatively low price. That's what makes it GREAT, not what makes it flawed. There's a time and place for the best pros secluding themselves, and that's in the high stakes cash games. Tournaments, however, have a right to be played by everyone, especially the WSOP.