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June 27, 2005
Holy shit, it's really happening:
Mr. Wil Wheaton,
Posted by wil at June 27, 2005 11:04 AM
Congratulations! The World Series of Poker is the most prestigious Poker event
in the World. This is your receipt for $10,000 for your deposit for WSOP Event #42. Your randomly assigned, computer generated first day of play is Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Upon your arrival at The RIO, to finalize your reservation and to receive your table and seat assignment, please visit the "Will Call" window located in the Tournament Area. You must complete your tournament registration at least one hour prior to your event. Please be prepared to provide proof of identity via a Drivers License, Passport or Military I.D.
This year's WSOP events will no doubt be the largest and the most exciting Poker Event in history. Harrah's continues to lead the industry in creating an innovative gaming experience for valued guests. Harrah's and the Tournament Staff sincerely wish you "GOOD LUCK" and we look forward to seeing you at the final table.
Manager, Tournament Poker
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Wil, I'm pretty sure that is worthy of a "Rock on with your BAD self!!" Congratulations
Holy cow! I go away for a long weekend and I miss all the good news. Congrats Wil! Do the Geeks proud!
Atta boy Wil. I hope you do well and make everyone proud of you.
Very cool, and I'm sure you'll keep us posted. Have fun Wil! Hmm... you just gave me an idea. I like ideas. Thanks!
Yabba Dabba freakin do!
I'll be watching your badass self!
Damn. This is pretty cool Wil. You damn well get into the final rounds so I can sees ya on the tee-vee.
It's exciting when something you really been wanting shoes up in a confirmation letter. Look out Harrahs!
There is some (mixed) research on the positive results of having strangers "pray" (that is, provide positive thought energy) on your behalf.
Given that you will have hundreds (perhaps even thousands) of your blog supporters "thinking the most postive thoughts for your success at WSOP" and that they won't be unknown to you (you can figure for every 1 who blogs to tell you they are, there are probably another 2 who didn't), you have QUITE the advantage over the other 6559 participants.
Remember, to win, you have to do each of these things at least once per day:
- Get a lucky break
- Make a great raise
- Make a great call
- Make a great lay down
Go get 'em.
I think it humorous that they quoted the words "Will Call" and "GOOD LUCK".
"GOOD LUCK" as in someone once said this and we are quoting it here but in no way wish you the sentiments of the phrase "GOOD LUCK". Also notice that OUR "GOOD LUCK" is in capitols thereby indicating that we wish you the maximum of fake innuendo that a quote can have. We also hope that you will visit the "Will Call" area as it is called by the people "in the know". Some other people who we will not mention here (noobs) also call it the "Ticket Counter", "Ticket Pickup Window" and the laughable "Ticket Booth". The phrase "Will Call" is not merely for those named "Wil" or "Will" even though the world sounds similar. However those named "Wil" are welcome to pick up their "ticket" at the "Will Call" area. We encourage you to pay us "money" and enjoy the "service" by our "wait staff" and also "lose big". Your schedule has been selected by completely impartial and totally made up computer generated or perhaps not completely fabricated "spinning wheel" or "dart board" technology. We mention this only because we don't want you to think we just kinda made it up. We think that Harrahs has "innovated" its way into poker "superiority". That is all!
Who writes these things?
That's frickin' excellent! Best of luck, and remember what Homer Simpson thinks Vince Lombardi said: "If you lose, you're outta the family!"
Finally, I know the question.
"What event number was Wil Wheaton given for the 2005 World Series of Poker?"
It all makes sense now.
OF COURSE it's event 42, that is, afterall, the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything!
KUSHTY BOK (Romany for "Good Luck!"), Wil!
the least they could do is rename it "Wil Call" in your honor.
Since it's event 42, take your towel, and if I can catch it on TV, I'll mix up some Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters while I watch...
Woo hoo! Good luck, Wil! *sends mojo*
Quick question, Wil. Are you signed up for the Main Event, or one of the side tournaments?
42, that's a good sign (and the meaning of life).
Hahahaha, will call.
Good luck! A frood like yourself should do just fine at at Event 42.
How cool is that! Good luck Wil!
THE MAN FINALLY GETS HIS RESPECT!!!!
Go for it, Wil... take down the Duck! (Affleck)
can't wait to see you shakin' it with the greats, Wil.... Hope ESPN puts you on TV... they'd have to be crazy not to.
Bust some heads, and may have a good supply of bullets in your pocket. :)
rock 'em hardcore!
The WSOP was "on the air" at the french TV last month. I hope we will see you at the final tournament
bobwoo... this is the Main Event in which wil will play.
And wil, some advice on your play. I'd push all-in the first ten hands. You'll probably double up once or twice and be in great position to win it all!
Woot! You go Wil!
I look foward to reading about all your fun poker adventures at the WSOP.
Drawn into the stream
Of undefined illusion
Those diamond dreams
They can’t disguise the truth
That there is something about you
Baby so right
I wouldn’t be without you
Diamond dreams? Uh huh! See!! It all makes sense now!
RAWK ON, Wil!
ain't it cool when a dream comes true?
07/07/05. Adds up to a Dark Tower "19". Interesting.
Way cool Mr. Wil Wheaton. Way cool.
Good luck at the WSOP! Represent us that lack the funds!
You're goin' to the Big Dance. No shit. What incredible awesomeness.
Give 'em hell. Win one for all the monkeys. And don't forget, "If you limp with aces, you will never go broke with aces!"
Cheat Commandos, ROCK ROCK ON!
THIS IS SO YOUR GAME, WIL! :D Seriously! Game 42? It's yours!!!! Good luck. :D
Holy crap! Event #42! Dude, this is so gonna rock :) 42! WOOT!
I can't wait to hear all about how it goes....
Damn Wil, you better win!
j/k, just do really great, so I can see you on TV and cheer you on.
10,000 deposit? My wife would kill me if i did that. Good luck !!
Hi, Good luck and double your money. Im sure half of it will go to your favorite charity.
I'm not even a poker geek, and that's still really fucking cool. Hands down.
So, in the pseudo-allegorical narrative that is Wil's brain we've seen the Actor, the Writer, a whole lot of monkeys (not to mention the Husband, the Stepdad, et al)--question: who plays the cards?
(50,000 monkeys with 50,000 poker chips can't be wrong...?)
Give 'em hell, Wil. You know you will!
i know it's a little late to say this, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! that's even cooler than my awesome new haircut. way better trust me! haha! anyways. have fun in event FORTY-TWO. congrats again! and good luck. sendin hugs and kisses for you.
ps- tell Anne and the kids i said hi.
This is a fun article about a regular guy getting into the World Series of Poker: http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/ns/news/story.jsp?idq=/ff/story/0001%2F20050703%2F2228609140.htm
for some reason, my bloglines aggregator wasn't picking up your rss feed correctly so i missed this till now (i thought "wait, wil can't have gone that long without blogging" and came over to the web site to check things out and found this post).
i missed how you got in. if you haven't been over to the rio and in the room during the wsop, i'd suggest going into the room to check it out before hand. it's kind of intimidating, with 200 poker tables in the hall and the deafening noise of over a thousand people all shuffling their checks at the same time sounding like satan's own locust army.
these are really long rounds, so you have plenty of time to be patient.
play tight, play aggressive, don't try too much stealing or bluffing if your opponents won't fold.
go get 'em!
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