Bensville man Blake Preece will head to Vegas with the Australian Poker League and 888 Poker League Team World Series Of Poker (WSOP) to compete against an estimated 2,500 poker players from all over the world for a coveted WSOP bracelet and at least $600,000 in cash.
Preece, who works for Sydney Trains, qualified for Team WSOP by winning an APL Central Coast Super Satellite tournament. APL and 888PL offer nightly tournaments and special events throughout NSW, with many of the tournaments free to play. Event number 60, the $1,500 buy in No Limit Hold `Em begins on July 1 at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Last year’s winner, Loni Harwood of the USA, topped 2,541 competitors to walk away $609,017. It is likely there will be even more starters this year, meaning a bigger first prize. Preece said if he were to win the event he would, “buy into the WSOP Main Event, with the guaranteed $10,000,000 up for grabs, you’d be silly not to”.
And when asked what he was most looking forward to in Vegas, Preece responded excitedly, “everything! “This is my first big trip overseas, win or lose, I plan to have fun no matter what”. The Australian Poker League and 888 Poker League Team WSOP leaves for Vegas on June 30.
Media release, 10 Jun 2014