You may have heard about the raffle conducted by Daniel "jungleman12" Cates recently to award an entry into the Main Event. After announcing the giveaway, Cates spent a couple of weeks sending out tweets to followers announcing locations where they could pick up tickets to enter. The only stipulation for entrants was that they had never played in the Main Event before.
After several such meetings, a final drawing was finally made and local player Bob "Poker Grump" Woolley was the lucky recipient of the Main Event entry. In addition to winning his seat, Woolley scored an instructional session with the internet phenom as well.
Woolley has chosen to play Day 1a, and finds himself seated at a table with at least a few opponents with a bit more WSOP experience than himself. Sitting across from him is 2004 WSOP Main Event winner Greg Raymer, while a couple of seats over is 2007 WSOP Player of the Year Tom Schneider, who also made a deep run in the WSOP ME in 2009, finishing 52nd. Oh, and as if that weren't bad enough, Olivier Busquet and David Chicotsky have taken seats there, too.
Winning the seat might have been easy for Woolley. Now the hard part begins.