I realize that I have a ways to go before I can even think about going to a WPT event but I can still dream can’t I? What would it be like playing against a field of 300 or 600 players vying for a spot at the final table under the lights of the WPT cameras. Having Mike Sexton or Vince Van Patton talking about me and how I got here via the satellite route at DoylesRoom.com.
Getting to the final table and having Daniel Negreanu to my left and Texas Dolly to my right. Image that Gavin Smith and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson are directly across the table and finishing the table of six is David “the Devil Fish” Ulliott. That would be pretty heady for a New England born boy.
The grand prize being played for is a life changing 1.5 million dollars for first place and a seat to the WPT Final Event that may be worth many millions more.
Of course there are the realities to think about. There are tax consequences that would result from just getting to the WPT as the prize package is valued at $17,000 plus.
Or course, winning the top prize would solve that problem. I could afford the tax consultants and accountants to help with the financial end of this. But if I were to make it to Vegas and lose or not make it to the cash, I would probably owe the IRS at least three or four thousand just from winning the satellites.
But all that is putting the cart before the horse. I have to win steps, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 before this dream can become a reality.
Do you ever dream about making the WPT or WSOP final table? Are you prepared to win? Can you handle the loss? What are your poker dreams?