The South Dakota State Poker Championship takes place this week and it proving to be an extremely competitive tournament. Those over PokerBonus.co.uk certainly enjoy the goings on.
With a fantastic atmosphere as over 100 players competing for the $30,000 prize, it is a great tournament to play in and one to be part of.
Starting with 104 players, this decreased to 14 after a frantic time with lots of games going on. This really isn’t poker for the faint hearted and the adrenaline the players are feeling is what it is all about.
Speaking about the goings on in Dakota, Karl Wilde – who was one of many players knocked out of the tournament – said that it is a tournament that tests players to the limit.
He explained: “The players are all pretty knowledgeable. It tests you. It tests you pretty good. It’s been way busier out there than normal. It’s been way busier than a usual weekend in May.”
“It’s the biggest tournament in the state. And the title doesn’t hurt. You get to say you’re the state champion.”
“It’s pitted pretty smart players (against each other). You really need to be on your toes all the time. “It’s hard to bluff because they call you and just go all in.”
As for Wilde himself, he had a mixed time of it in this competitive tournament. He won five hands in a row at one point, but it didn’t help him qualify. There seems to be no doubt that he will be back next year though competing in the freerolls once again.
Will you be watching?