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Old 12-13-2005, 03:50 AM
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Default $60 million tournament

has anyone seen the details of this? apparently its a 6 player tournament winner take all sponsored by fox sports and one of the internet sites. phil ivey was the only name i saw.
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:55 AM
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051212/...ker_tournament

sorry forgot to post the link.
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:14 AM
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According to http://afr.com/articles/2005/12/13/1134236036596.html
Joe Hachem is invited to play also.
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Old 12-13-2005, 06:24 AM
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Wow, thats crazy.
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:07 PM
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Six of the world's best poker players will compete for the $80 million kitty, with the winner to take all in a series of elimination matches in July.

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Players will pay $US10 million each to buy into the match, he said.

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Oh yeah, there's no way they're gonna chop that ish up. [img]/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:17 PM
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This is still retarded. Why would even the top pros risk that much when they could have a really bad 6-hour run of cards??
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:27 PM
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Six of the world's best poker players will compete for the $80 million kitty, with the winner to take all in a series of elimination matches in July.

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Players will pay $US10 million each to buy into the match, he said.

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Oh yeah, there's no way they're gonna chop that ish up. [img]/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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Well there's a 20 million dollar overlay. Presumably they will forbid chopping or you'd probably see a six way chop. With a winner take all format, it's hard to see how they get six players. In Sklanksy bucks, it might make sense, if you figure you win one out of six you're 5-1 to win and getting a 7-1 payday (and a guy like Ivey probably figures he's something like 2-1 against to win), but given the stakes and that there are a limited number of these tourneys, it looks like a proposition few players would be bankrolled or inclined to take on.

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Old 12-13-2005, 12:59 PM
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Well there's a 20 million dollar overlay.

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Hadn't heard this. A huge overlay is the only way I could see anyone putting up that much money.
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Old 12-13-2005, 01:04 PM
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Once you pay taxes on that $60 million how much overlay is left? No way anyone plays in this without a chop beforehand.
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Old 12-13-2005, 01:11 PM
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Once you pay taxes on that $60 million how much overlay is left? No way anyone plays in this without a chop beforehand.

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Maybe everyone legally emigrates beforehand to a country that doesn't tax gambling winnings [img]/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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