All I need is a chip and a chair, or so goes the old WSOP tournament adage. I’m here for the 7th year in a row, discovering news ways to splash pots and watch money get shoved in different directions. You see, the card play is usually the same, but the characters playing seem to be from a different planet at times.
Today, many people told me “nice hand.”
Doesn’t matter. I am now on a 3 day heater and feel like I can’t lose. Tomorrow, I want to play the $1500 millionaire maker tournament, but last year I only have bad memories so I might stay away.
Some quick observations: If you enjoy cash games, the Rio has the softest lower limit games in town, however there are drawbacks.
1)70% of the dealers this year are new, so there are a ton of mistakes.
2)The Rio uses the same seating as banquets and conventions, so they suck. Your back will be hurting after 5 hours.
3)There are no shuffle machines which slows the hands per hour, plus the hands are not shuffled enough.
4)There are no chip runners this year (everyone has to go up to the cage). This means when people get knocked out, instead of grabbing cash, they have to do a walk of shame and then return. Many choose not to return.
5)The food service still shuts down at like 11pm. Why can’t they do 24/7 like most places?
See you at the tables.