It has been 20 years since Chris Manimaker won the WSOP ME Championship. A lot has changed in that time, but one thing has remained constant: Tens of thousands of poker players descend on the gambling capital every summer. They all have one goal in common: to make a lot of money and have a good time.
But for novices, the trip to Las Vegas is a major test of strength. Chris even said that if you’re not fully prepared for the series, the city will kick your ass. Here are some tips from Mr. Chris.
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“You don’t know how many times I’ve seen someone who couldn’t keep their eyes open the next day because they were at a party the night before. Go ahead, it’s not a mistake. But to avoid it, you have to plan ahead
There is always something going on in Las Vegas. Every day, 24 hours a day, something happens here. Something about the city. These are the ins and outs of the city. If you hang out every chance you get, you’ll end up wanting yourself to fall asleep right away during important events.
“You have to know which races you want to play in before you leave the race.” Airplane. If you’re going to be there for a while, plan a weekend between races. Get plenty of rest at night. These tips may seem simple, but in a city like Vegas, discipline in the little things can make all the difference. “
Chris recommends no more than two races in one day. Playing many races in one day is very difficult for the amateur (or even professional) mind and budget .Unless, of course, you’re Daniel Negrean, spending $1,000,000 on buy-ins.
Where to stay and eat
Since Now that the WSOP has moved out of Rio, there are more good places to stay. Watch out for lunch times and make reservations in time. You usually know the approximate break times. The last thing you want is fighting over food just in time for the next leg of the tournament.
Manimaker likes to live in Bellagio, Wynn or Aria. Especially now in Horseshoe/Paris, Chris recommends walking as much as possible.
Listen to your body.
Vegas wears you out. Heat, long days, endless worries and tension; they take their toll. Four or five in Vegas After days, people are usually tired; so tired.
“I was flying to the main event the other day. If I crash, I’m ready to go home on the next flight. I would repeat the rest of my advice and listen to your body. These days can be tough when you are at your best. If you’re overworked, burned out, or persistently burned out, you’re at risk for burnout or worse. “
Good luck this summer
Chris is currently at home with his wife and kids. Be with them at home But of course he will be in the main event:
“You can practice all seven weeks of the series, or just aim for one game like I did. Either way, the work you put in upfront will pay off in the long run. Get ready, play well, run well. Good luck this summer.
This was Chris’ suggestion. Admit it, who has been to Las Vegas at least once? How is it? 🙂