WSOP Event #1 Update

by , May 27, 2009 | 4:49 pm

The $500 Casino Employee’s event is well underway — done with more than half the field — and our guy @johnharristtu is still alive and well:

@ second break, 380 left, my stack is about 6600. Avg is 6800

The event had 866 runners, down slightly from last year’s 930.

Top 81 will get paid this year ($974 minimum), with a guaranteed $7,782 for making the final table, and $83,778 to [John and his backer, woot!] the winner.

The advice I just texted him so I can theoretically stake a claim on any of his prize money to help get him there:

Remember … Winner of this event will be who keeps their head straight and focussed [sic.] for the duration!

UPDATE from Harris:

Dinner break, @ 15400, Avg is 12990, 200 left

Lookin’ good, playin’ strong … now it’s time to get lucky — and by “lucky” I mean not get unlucky.

Additional WSOP-tagged tweetage here.

UPDATE from Harris:

4th break, 101 left, 25k, avg is 25700, blinds going to 500/1k with 100 ante

Anyone else get the sense that Harris is playing fundamentally sound textbook tournament poker?

Pokerati Preferred Player Cashes!
Friggin’ fantastic! This makes “our guys” 1-for-1 so far. (Maybe Harris’ first good decision was not beer-bowling with us last night.)

In the money! Stopping for the night @ 81 players, I have 54k avg is 35k

Tune in tomorrow to see just how deep dealer John Harris can go. I’m thinking like probably first.

6 Comments to “WSOP Event #1 Update”

  1. zachdealer

    I would of played the event but they went back to having it as 1st event, this is when most dealers like me (donkeys) have no buy in.

    Good Luck John

  2. Aaron A.

    Good luck Mr. Harris!

  3. DanM

    Interesting. Hadn’t thought about that as a plausible reason for the slight numbers drop.

  4. California Jen

    Go Harris!!! Good luck tomorrow!

  5. Zero

    Good Luck Harris!

  6. Harris

    Thanks for the support guys, I’m headed up there in a few for day two!