WSOP 2014 Schedule Revealed, Including Massive Main Event Prize
- Updated: February 11, 2014
Caesars Entertainment has released the event list and schedule for this year’s World Series of Poker, and there are some huge events for poker players to get excited about. The 45th annual iteration of the most highly anticipated tournament series in poker will begin May 27 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Sixty-five gold bracelets will be awarded, and this year the $10,000 buy-in Main Event carries a $10 million guaranteed first place prize.
The Main Event will kick off on July 5 with the first of three flights. The $10 million guarantee for first place means this will be at least the second biggest Main Event grand prize. In 2006 Jamie gold won $12 million in the Main Event. The WSOP will continue its November Nine format, with the final table expected to be delayed until November 10 and 11 for a two-night grand finale to the series.
The 2014 WSOP will begin with a $500 Casino Employee’s Event on May 27, followed by Day 1 of a four day $25,000 Mixed Max Event. There will be twelve $10,000 Championships for players to choose from. WSOP decided to include these events after doing some research and listening to what players want from the series. Variants of the $10,000 event structure this year will include 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball, Omaha Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Razz, H.O.R.S.E., Seven Car Stud Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Stud, and Pot Limit Omaha, among others.
The $1 million buy-in super high roller Big One for ONE DROP event returns this year. Early predictions indicate the event could attract more than fifty entries for a first place prize of over $20 million. The Millionaire Maker and the Little One for ONE DROP will also appear.
WSOP 2013 attracted 79,471 players who played in the 62 bracelet events, generating a combined total prize pool of more than $197 million, and organizers expect this year will be even bigger.
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