Piranha Poker Team
The Piranha Poker Team is an organization made up of aspiring amateur poker players who compete against each other for points throughout the year via a series of live multi-table No Limit Hold’em tournaments held all over the Bay Area. At the end of the season, the team sends its top players to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, where they compete in a $1,500 buy-in No Limit Hold’em bracelet tournament.
We're about to start our seventh season! We've made a few improvements to our policies and procedures and are looking forward to a fun, exciting season. Our seventh season is gearing up, and the schedule is now available.
As with all previous seasons, this year is building towards a WSOP event. Every member sent to Las Vegas splits any prize money with the rest of the team, so 50% of all prize money is distributed to all team members.
We just finished our sixth season in which we sent seventeen players to the WSOP! Congratulations to Mike Elrifai for finishing 281st with a prize of $1,937. Mike's finish marks the fith season in a row in which a Piranha member has cashed in the WSOP!
Check out these photos from a Season 5 (2010-2011) tournament:
There are more pictures available in our Flickr photo gallery.
Over the past six seasons, we've sent more than fifty-five people to WSOP events and earned more than $28,000. The environment and level of play created by Piranha has prepared players for success at the WSOP.
We welcome players of all abilities and backgrounds. The team’s main goals include:
- Improving each other’s poker skills through fair competition, hand and tournament discussions, and other relevant knowledge sharing.
- Providing practice that is applicable to WSOP events by creating a tournament environment that is similar to the WSOP in rules, blinds structure, and payouts.
- Sending our best players to a WSOP event and potentially cashing in this event, thereby creating a financial return on every team member’s investment.
For more information about the team, contact PiranhaPoker@gmail.com.