computer goof has Robert Guinther headed for a seat
World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas later
Guinther, 65, entered what he
thought was a $10 online poker tournament, but midway
through he realized that he had accidentally clicked
on a World Series of Poker satellite tournament with
a $100 entry fee and it was too late to back out.
He went on to win, defeating 180 other competitors
and earning a spot in the WSOP $10,000 no-limit
The tournament, which begins
Thursday, will involve more than 6,600 players who
either qualified by winning a satellite tournament
or paid the $10,000 entry fee. "This is the dream
of a lifetime," Guinther said. "I watch
these guys on television all the time, and I'm excited
about the chance to sit down and play with them."
on the WSOP here at Bodog Poker Betting Online.
Odds to win 2005 World
Series of Poker Main Event
Phil Ivey 180/1 -- Daniel Negreanu 180/1 -- Phil Hellmuth
Howard Lederer 200/1 -- Gus
Hansen 200/1 --
by Ray Tuesday