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pax
13-12-2005, 02:23 PM
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17551674-421,00.html?from=rss

6-handed. $13.3million buy-in.

Unbelievable. Blows away the WSOP, the boxing heavyweight title and any other sporting contest you can name.

Watto
13-12-2005, 02:42 PM
Is this for real?!!

So the rich just get richer.

pax
13-12-2005, 05:41 PM
Is this for real?!!

So the rich just get richer.

Well 5 of them will get a *lot* poorer :eek:

But you're right, it's pretty obscene when you think of the good that can be done with 13 million.

four four two
13-12-2005, 08:20 PM
Yeah,with 13 million you could buy a 2nd/3rd division english football team. ;)

Quick question,do any of the poker world champions actually have that kind of money to buy in? :hmm:

That figure seems a little out of their league... :hmm:

Watto
14-12-2005, 07:53 AM
Yeah,with 13 million you could buy a 2nd/3rd division english football team. ;)

Quick question,do any of the poker world champions actually have that kind of money to buy in? :hmm:

That figure seems a little out of their league... :hmm:
Wouldn’t be their own money. They’d be sponsored by car companies, online poker companies, casinos etc who’d benefit from all the exposure.

Must confess I’m still overwhelmed by the obscene amount of money being thrown around but thinking of crap US movies on the train this morning… Independence Day cost around US$70 million to make … this tournament would take longer (I presume?) and sure to be more exciting.

Phil Bourke
14-12-2005, 06:46 PM
6 handed. 13.3 mill pay in, 80 mill to winner.
6 x 13.3 is .......79.8 mill
Leaves 200,000 for me :)

pax
15-12-2005, 08:45 AM
You're paying the extra $200k?? Wow, that is philanthropy for you :)

ElevatorEscapee
15-12-2005, 08:54 PM
6 handed. 13.3 mill pay in, 80 mill to winner.
6 x 13.3 is .......79.8 mill
Leaves 200,000 for me :) :lol:

I agree with pax, that's very generous of you Phil! :D