It is that time of the year, the time to burn a big hole in ones pocket. Today marks the start of the 2008 World Championship of Online Poker over at Pokerstars. It is a 20 day long series with more than 30 championship events and close to 30 million in prize money (schedule below in the image). Unfortunately the start times are horrendous (afternoons in the US) and I will defi not be able to play most of the weekday events (though I havent takes a day's vacation this year, hence ......)
Even then I am playing about 12-15 of the events and thats 15kish straight in buy-ins. Sigh.
Also there are a whole slew of sidebets and being the degenerate gambler, I am part of both the team and individual sidebets over at P5s. Rules for the sidebets :
(1) For teams: 3 memeber teams each team putting up 6k, top ten finishes by each player in a team will be tracked for points, currently there are 7 teams in on the sidebet, winning team takes it all (42k).
(2) Individual: 2k per person, same tracking rules as above, winner take all.
Now for the schedule (courtesy moorman):
Going to be a bad bad month of September, I already feel like a degen donkey. Oh well.
btw are I-bankers/hot-shot consultants allowed to write off gambling losses on their expense account?