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FIRST WSOP.COM ONLINE BRACELET EVENT OF THE SEASON CRUSHES, BUT COULD IT HAVE DONE BETTER? BY ROBERT DELLAFAVE

Another day, another record.

On Sunday, WSOP.com set a new benchmark for a tournament with a sub $500 buy-in. The first of four online bracelet events slated for the summer (WSOP Event #10 – $365 NLHE) attracted 2,123 players and 2,972 buy-ins, creating a mammoth prize pool of $974,816. First place clocked in at just under $155k.

For a network that only spans two states, New Jersey and Nevada, that’s cause for much celebration.

Yet before we break out the party hats and balloons it’s worth considering that the event could have done somewhat better, had the brain trust behind the tournament take a hard look at its product.

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