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My Next Poker Trip Announced! WPT South Africa

by Amanda Musumeci |  Published: Oct 03, '12

I'm psyched to let you guys know that my next poker trip will likely be one of the most amazing trips I've ever taken. This year's latest WPT schedule brought about a new addition with the stop at Emperor's Palace, in Johannesburg, South Africa, which will be running from October 19th through October 26th, 2012. This is one of those stops where I'll have the rare opportunity to actually make a vacation out of a poker trip. BONUS!!

For those of you who have followed me this past year and a half on my live poker grind, you know that I've had to grind in some not-so-amazing locations. I go to places in the middle of nowhere sometimes to play poker simply because that is where I feel I find the best value. In the middle of nowhere, you get to play against more recreational home-game type players, and less pros tend to travel to such locations.   

This time, I have a chance to travel somewhere AMAZING and still get that amazing value. Given that this is the first year the tournament is being run there, I'd expect that there will be fields more densely composed with recreational players and locals. While I do know of a few name pros that are heading out there with me for this adventure, I know this is going to be a great value stop. A few of the other players heading out there will be Chris Moneymaker, Joe Cada, and Melanie Weisner.

Emperor's Palace is in Johannesburg, South Africa. The casino has a few different options for rooming. I'll be doin' it big for this one in the 5-star hotel there... I think I deserve to splurge and indulge once in awhile!!! The hotels offered at Emperor's Palace look pretty amazing. Is it good that I'm kinda looking forward to my days off the felts on this stop?! The casino has a "Venetian" kind of vibe... and the spa looks like a place I could make an evening of.

My days on the felts shouldn't be as trying as many stops I play, since I know I'll get to enjoy my days off so much! The painful aspects of grinding live poker don't seem so bad when you're in such a cool place. The schedule isn't as grueling as a lot of the series you'll typically see me playing. Play for WPT Emperor's Palace will include 8 days of play, with a events ranging from $550 to the $3500 Re-entry WPT Main Event. Check out this banner that I found.. I posted it below. It'll give you guys some more info if you're thinking you may want to come out there n join in the festivities!

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