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WSOP Million Dollar Buy-in Tournament

by Jeremy

News of a $1 million buy-in poker tournament in next year’s WSOP is no longer speculation since it will apparently happen. Excluding the $10 million buy-in tournament on the James Bond movie Casino Royale, this would easily be the largest tournament ever from a buy-in standpoint. Let’s just hope that the players are a little better in the $1m buy-in tournament than what was seen in the Bond movie!

In any case, you might not think that this poker tournament field would be very big since the buy-in is so steep. But in this day and age, where poker backing is commonplace, the field already features multiple players. Those who will be taking part in the tournament for sure include Guy Laliberté, Phil Ruffin, Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, Bobby Baldwin, Andy Beal, Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Chan, Tom Dwan and Tony Guoga.

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As you can see, the tournament field includes a nice mix of businessmen and professional poker players. Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu definitely look to be favorites on this table based on their previous tournament accomplishments, while there are several other players who could be in the mix.

It will be interesting to see who else gets involved in this poker tournament with so many people looking for backing. Plus there could be some businessmen from around the world coming out of nowhere to enter this tournament. After all, look at the three Asian businessmen who entered the $250k buy-in tournament that Erik Seidel won earlier this year.

But no matter who/how many people buy into this tournament, it will definitely be an interesting event to watch.

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