WSOP Less Than 3 Weeks Away

May 7, 2014

The 45th Annual World Series of Poker is only about three weeks away and will include 64 events running from May 27th through July 14th, once again in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. To celebrate the series’ 10th year at the Rio, the Main Event winner will receive $10 million, as well as the most coveted piece of jewelry in poker, the WSOP Main Event diamond encrusted gold bracelet.

The day after Memorial Day, May 27th, 2014, the games will kick off with the traditional Event #1 Casino Employees NLH two-day event, which will begin at high noon. The second tournament this year features a new event, the $25K Mixed Max NLH, which will award the first bracelet on opening day. This event also features a 9-handed Day 1, 6-handed Day 2, and 4-handed Day 3, and heads up for Day 4. There are 16 high-roller events in the series this year. Other high-roller events include the $,000,000 Big One for One Drop and the $50K Poker Players Championship.

On Wednesday, the 28th, Event #3 will debut on the schedule, the $1K PLO. This event marks the first offering of a non-NLH event with a buy-in at less than $1,500. Event #8 is expected to draw a crowd with the return of the Millionaire Maker with two flights and a single re-entry allowed for first flight busters to step in on the second flight and try again. This event will only cost $1,500, but will make some lucky player an instant millionaire, as its name suggests. The winner will walk away with a minimum of $1 million. Last year, this event attracted 6,343 registrants and garnered a prize pool worth $8.5 million.

With three more bracelets up for grabs this year, Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director, says, “For ten years we have tried to raise the bar on tournament poker. There is real optimism 2014 can be our biggest year yet with an anticipated $200 million in prize money to be paid out this summer. With new satellites and daily tournaments exclusively on and a plethora of side events, there is more reason than ever to make the trip to poker mecca.”

Last year, the WSOP made history with an all-time attendance record set at more than 79K entrants and more than $197 million in prize money. Even more are expected to turn our this year thanks to later start times for gold bracelet events and later registration allowances.

The Main Event will commence on July 4th, which will be a special satellite day with a full schedule of mega satellites, single-table satellites, and regular satellites with buy-ins as low as $125. Day 1A for the Main Event will start on July 5th and run through July 14th, on which day we will know the future November Nine of this year’s series.

Good luck to all the players making the poker pilgrimage to the Rio this summer.


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