Sexton’s Advice for partypoker presents: WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino

The partypoker presents: WPT500 returns to Aria Resort & Casino on Sunday, May 31 with the first of 10 starting flights. The event carries a whopping $2 million guarantee, and concludes during Independence Day weekend with Day 2 on July 5 and the final table on July 6. Every player who reaches Day 2 will not…

Matt Clark
Mayo 29 del 2015

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The partypoker presents: WPT500 returns to Aria Resort & Casino on Sunday, May 31 with the first of 10 starting flights. The event carries a whopping $2 million guarantee, and concludes during Independence Day weekend with Day 2 on July 5 and the final table on July 6. Every player who reaches Day 2 will not only make the money, but they will also receive $800.

Los clasificatorios en línea y en vivo se están ejecutando ahora. Para obtener más información y un programa completo de eventos, diríjase a WPT.com.

We had a chance to talk with WPT commentator Mike Sexton, who offers a few tips for both professionals and first-time players.

¿Qué tan emocionado está por el regreso del WPT500 en ARIA?

Mike Sexton: I’m very excited about it for a number of reasons: 1) the guarantee has doubled ($1 million to $2 million) since last year, 2)  it’s going to pay a lot of people with the winner getting at least $260,000, and 3) you know if you’re in the money on Day 1.

How often do you get to win at least $260,000 for a $565 investment?

¿Cuántas balas estás dispuesto a disparar?

MS: I will use every opportunity I can to qualify for Day 2!

¿Cuál es la mejor manera de navegar en un campo tan grande?

MS: Don’t think or worry about the large field.  It’s irrelevant. Just concentrate on beating your table. If you continue to beat it, you’ll advance to Day 2.

¿Estás jugando de manera diferente a como lo harías en cualquier otro torneo?

MS: The first 8 levels are 30 minutes each, then 40 minute levels to the final table, and then one-hour levels. This means you can take your time and feel the table out the first 4-5 levels as you’ll have chips, but if you haven’t accumulated many more than the starting stack at the end of Level 5 or so, you’ll need to start playing faster. I love the structure and think it’s very fair.

¿Los $800 por hacer el Día 2 afectarán su estrategia? ¿Tocará los vuelos anteriores durante las primeras semanas de junio?

MS: Everyone wants to make the money, me included. My strategy could change, however, if I’m very low on chips near the money on Day 1. I’m liable to gamble more then to give myself the best chance to accumulate chips to bring to Day 2. Obviously, your chances to win increase if you have more chips going into Day 2,  but regardless of your chip count, “if” you get to Day 2, you’re on the jellyroll for the BIG bucks! As for me, I’ll be playing on Day 1A (and 1B if necessary) for sure.

Si pudieras dar un consejo a los nuevos jugadores que vienen a ARIA para este gran evento, ¿cuál sería?

MS: Just enjoy playing poker and feel blessed to have the opportunity to play in this first- class event at ARIA. Simply put, have FUN!