Originally Posted by Zentish
It's a little ways off but barring divine "spousal" intervention I'm totally there!
I don't live terribly far from there, so let me know what I can help with!
I've never attended one of these events - what should I expect and how much money will I need to bring?
Z: the first rule of fight club is that we don't discuss the location in public.
I've been to two in the past. at those games we played sngs ($20 and up), a headsup tournament ($20), ring games (anywhere from .25/.50 mixed games to $1/2 NLHE) and a $50 NLHE main event. My understanding is that at Chicago this fall they also ran the first ChipTalk.net live HORSE event. As we plan we'll figure this stuff out, designate TD's, and start to solidify.
Based on the above, I'd never bring less than $400 (i play the 1/2 game), but I suspect some will get by with $100 or so (main event, a sng, and the h/u tourny).
In addition, there'll be some cost involved per participant for food/drink. In the past the number was around $30 per person, upfront and without regard for special conditions ("i don't plan to drink", "i don't each much", et cetera), that covered several meals, snacks, and drinks.
i realize that many haven't attended this type of event before. if you have more questions, fire away!