According to a Toronto Rock press release, Jamie Dawick, owner of the Toronto Rock, is headed back to the World Series of Poker Main Event. Dawick participated in last year’s event before he was eliminated on day three. His best career finish at the tournament came in 2007, where he placed 363rd, taking home over $34,000. In 2009, he found himself at a table with celebrity player Jason Alexander and poker pro Greg Raymer and even saw face time on ESPN’s coverage of the event (fast forward to 2:34 for Dawick’s play).
The World Series of Poker began as an invitational tournament where the best player was decided by a ballot after a timed event. Today, the Main Event draws thousands, with over 6300 players buying in last year. In order to play, contestants must buy-in for $10,000. Contestants receive prize money based on where they finish in the standings. A player is knocked out after they bet all their chips on a hand (“all in”) and lose. The tournament continues until nine players remain. These are referred to as the “November Nine” and move on to the final table, where last year’s top prize was $8,715,638.
As he did last season, Jamie Dawick has invited fans to connect with him during the event on Twitter @JDawick, where he will be posting updates. Dawick also says, as he’s done in previous years, he will be decked out in Toronto Rock swag throughout the tournament. Fans of lacrosse, or poker, can follow him on twitter, or at the WSOP website. The Toronto Rock have also said they will be at the event to update fans on Dawick’s progress.
The event begins July 7th and the final table will start October 28th.