WSOP Final Table Preparation

I just agreed to an interesting offer.  A friend of a friend is doing some coaching for one of the November 9.  As you probably know, the final table of the WSOP Main Event has been set for some time.  The nine guys who are still alive in the event have had almost half a year to anticipate the final table.  They will regroup in Las Vegas in time to play out the final table the day before it airs on ESPN, so this year the results will not be known by all us poker players for months in advance.

It presents an interesting question for the players in terms of how they will use the time to prepare.  They have already won 900k, but the top prize is $9 million.  This obviously leaves a lot of money on the table — probably the most important single table of poker they will ever play in their lives.  Obviously, you want to do everthing you can to be as well-prepared as you are able.

In the case of one player, his prep is going to include two days of simulations of the final table.  His coach is going to set up situations and have other poker players play the roles of the other final table members.  How do I know this?  I’m going to be one of the guys who plays the role of one of the villains.  I’m not at liberty to name the player or the coach, but I think it should be an interesting couple of days.

By Nsidestrate

I'm a hard-core limit ring game poker player who is becoming a degenerate sports bettor. I'm sure it will all make more sense if you read on.