FullTilt Poker will now run qualifiers for the $50,000 buy-in WSOP event.
The tournament which takes place on July 12th, 2006 in Vegas will lead to one of the biggest buy-in events in the history of the World Series of Poker. FullTilt Poker has given word that they will support the tournament and run qualifiers on their site.(www.FullTiltPoker.com)
FullTilt will be one of the only sites to run qualifiers for this event. They plan on giving out at least 1 seat to the event. Many players are expecting the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E event to have the least amount of players in the field for all WSOP events. Not because of popularity but due to the enormous size of the entry and lack of tournament qualifiers available online.
Poker pros are urging for the H.O.R.S.E event to be considered the main event of the World Series of Poker because of the skill it takes to win. We wrote an article about what games the HORSE event consists of last month. Doyle Brunson has been quoted during an interview with CardPlayer saying that the event may only have 100 or so players. Only professional players are expected to be seen at the final table unlike the main event of the WSOP.
Direct qualifiers are to start at $535 with smaller feeder qualifiers starting at just $4.40. The final date set for the seat package will be on July 1st, 2006. The package has a value of $50,000 for the seat and $2,000 in spending money. As of right now we could only find FullTiltPoker with open qualifiers online.