Daniel Negreanu (via his Full Contact Poker web site) is hosting a free to enter Fantasy Poker competition based around which poker players will win the most money at the WSOP in Las Vegas (excluding the Main Event). Prizes for the competition include various cash amounts up to $1.000 transferred to your PokerStars account and free membership to Negreanu´s poker training web site.
To enter, you simply have to register on the fullcontactpoker.com web site and select the highest prize winning individual or group from the 57 pairings listed. The pairings are based on prize winnings in last year´s series (excluding the Main Event) so you may need to do some homework before rushing onto the site to enter.
Some of the headline pairings include:-
Daniel Negreanu v Phil Ivey
Jennifer Harman v Annie Duke
Phil Hellmuth v Erick Lindgren
Mike Sexton v T. J. Coultier
Chris Ferguson v Joe Hatchem
Jamie Gold v Chris Moneymaker
Tom Dwan v Patrik Antonius
and last year´s Main Event victor, Joe Cada v this year´s most watched rookie Annette Obrestad.
Negreanu has cheekily included a group pairing that includes himself and his PokerStars buddies against the leading lights from Full Tilt Poker, and another which includes the Poker “kids” (Shaun Deeb, Isaac Baron and Annette Obrestad) against WSOP old hands – Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson.
There is also a tiebreaker involved in which you have to estimate how much Negreanu will himself cash at the WSOP (again, excluding the Main Event), and it is as easy as that to bump up your PokerStars account, whether you are going to Las Vegas yourself this year, or think the competition is too hot and are going to leave it until 2011.
The Full Contact Poker Web Site is a good place to explore. As well as being able to get Negreanu´s advice through his blog and keep up to date with his whereabouts via his video diary and Twitter feed, there is a very active poker forum community, profiles on the stars of the games and a lot of information about what is going on at PokerStars that sometimes you miss when entering the site.
Good luck with the competition – it might just pay for a satellite buy-in for next years event!