WCOOP 2011: Ten days to go
If you log on to the WCOOP website, you will see a little countdown box that--in my rarely humble opinion--can be a bit deceiving. For instance, if you were to look at it right now, you'd see that the first part of clock reads, "9 days." It's only when you look at it a little bit closer that you see it's nine days and 23 some hours. It's not bait-and-switch. It's not false advertising. It's simply too much for an anticipating poker heart to see without getting a little apoplectic.
So, I call on you, fair WCOOP player to stick with us right here at the PokerStars Blog for the real deal. We know in our hearts that--no matter what that countdown clock may want us to believe--there are still ten days left before the first event of the world's biggest online poker series. We still must wait ten days until the start of the three-week, $30 million in guaranteed prize money festval of fun.
If it needs further reinforcing, we've brought in the reinforcements. Somewhere near the Irish Sea is a bunker where the WCOOP team is drinking instant coffee through a straw so their fingers can remain on the keyboards. These are busy times.
Inside that bunker is a man we'll just call "Bob." Bob is a numbers guy. He plans to name his first child "Excel." He was once arrested for indecent exposure to a calculator (that last one isn't true, except in a really funny scene I just created in my head). Bob likes numbers, and he likes WCOOP.
During a caffeine binge yesterday, Bob started babbling about how there were ten days left, and ten is such an interesting number, and have you seen how the number ten and WCOOP correlate? Have you?
We couldn't help but agree, Bob was on to something with his ranting. See a few of the things he said below.
That's Bob's exclamation point there on the end. He's very excited.
So, ten days out. That gives you enough time to lay in stores of Red Bull, Sanka, and Sudafed. It makes sure you have time to win a few satellites (always running on PokerStars).
Now, get to work. We have to get Bob fitted for a new calculator. Don't ask what happened to the old one.