In May of 2004, almost 2600 poker players put down $10,000 in order to take their shot at becoming World Champion at the World Series of Poker. Anyone who even remotely follows poker knows that it was Connecticut patent attorney, Greg "Fossilman" Raymer who took home the the top prize, $5,000,000. ESPN was on hand to film this grueling seven day event, which is available in a three DVD set.
Since it was started in the mid 90s, the Concord Card Casino's mini version of the World Series championship event has never really fulfilled its potential. The biggest field was four years ago when 136 hopefuls had a shot at the no limit hold'em affair run to the same time table and blind structure as the Las Vegas biggie.