What are the odds of the two most momentous personal events in your lifetime occurring on consecutive days?
If you’re me, your odds (while still miniscule) just became higher than most. The buzz in the poker world right now is about Harrah’s decision to move the WSOP Main Event’s final table to November, several months after the rest of the tournament is completed. The reason they’re doing this is obvious: to market the crap out of the final table and its participants and build yet more hype around the tournament. The drawbacks are also fairly obvious: the amateurs that make the final table can spend months prepping, thereby leveling the playing field, collusion will become a greater possibility, and of course what if someone dies in the interim?!
For me, the most interesting fact about the new final table date is that it’s the day after my wedding. So in the extremely unlikely event that I make the final table, Janeen and I will become instant celebrities and the world will undoubtedly follow along as I hightail it out of Chicago the morning after my own wedding to go become a millionaire. The ESPN camera crew will be a welcome addition to the reception. 😉