This year’s WSOP tournament results were pretty disappointing. I felt like I played well enough to have better results, but tournament poker is such a high-variance pursuit, and I was just on the wrong side of the probability distributions this year. Still, for the benefit of those of you who bought a piece of my WSOP tournament action, here are the final numbers.
|Event #||Event||Planned Buy-Ins||Planned Buy-In Dollars||Actual Buy-Ins||Cash Outs|
|47||Seniors NLH Championship||2 x $1000||$2000||$1000|
|49||NLH||2 x $2000||$4000|
|53||Mixed NLH/PLO||1 x $5000||$5000|
|55||Tag Team NLH Freezeout||0.5 x $1000||$500||$500|
|Online 5||Online Deepstack NLH||2 x $600||$1200|
|57||Deepstack NLH||2 x $600||$1200||$600||$2436|
|Online 6||NLH Turbo Deepstack||2 x $500||$1000|
|62||Super Turbo Bounty NLH Freezeout||1 x $1500||$1500||$1500|
|65||Freezeout NLH||1 x $3000||$3000|
|66||Mini Main Event NLH||1 x $1000||$1000||$1000|
|Online 7||NLH Deepstack||2 x $500||$1000|
|70||The Main Event NLH||1 x $10,000||$10,000||$10,000|
|71||One More for One Drop||0||$0||$1111|
|76||Poker Hall of Fame Bounty||1 x $1979||$1979|
|Online 9||NLH Online Bracelet Championship||2 x $1000||$2000|
So for the full $40,000 package, this means there is a buy-in rebate of $22,489 plus a cash out of $2436, for a total payout of $24,925. In other words, everyone who bought a piece of the package gets back 62.3125 percent of their buy-in. As of this writing (15 July, 2022), everyone has been paid out.
Fortunately, the live cash games in Las Vegas were much more profitable for me (as usual). I played several sessions of 2/5 NLH, some 1-2-5 and 5-5 PLO, and even a couple sessions of 5-10-20 NLH in the famous Kings Lounge. Among all those, I only had two losing sessions, and only one of those was for a significant amount. Bottom line–my cash game winnings more than offset my tournament losses, so it was a moderately successful trip overall from a personal financial point of view. Hopefully next time I can spin up some better tournament results and share a bit of that success with everyone.
I’ll probably look for a few more tournament series to play throughout the year. Let me know below if there are any specific ones you’d recommend!