With the 2006 World Series of Poker well underway, something I’ve been pondering since it was announced. For the first time this year, the Series includes a $50,000 buy-in HORSE tournament. Assuming it becomes a permanent feature, does it have the potential to become the measure of the world champion?
On the one hand, it requires some level of skill in five different games so it may be a better measure than a single-game tourney like the main event. But it’s also five times the buy-in and AFAIK there’s no satellite system in place for it so it’s not going to be open to the same number of players as the main event is. And of course the main event has three decades of history and precedent behind it.
What say you?
Please, no spoilers for any WSOP event. ESPN starts coverage next Tuesday.