With the arrival of the New Year, poker players know that the World Series of Poker is just around the corner. The most anticipated series of the year will kick off this May and Caesars Entertainment has officially released the schedule for the 2014 tournament season. Players will be excited to hear that several $10,000 Championship events will be back in action as well as the winner of the Main Event earning a guaranteed $10 million prize!!
The 2014 WSOP will be the 45th edition of the prestigious poker series and will feature a total of 65 bracelet events. The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino will host the festivities beginning on the 27th of May and the Main Event is set to take place beginning on the 5th of July.
The series will begin with the $500 Casino Employees Event and the first day of game play will also include the $25,000 Mixed Max Event, which is #2 on the schedule. In 2014, players will be happy to hear that the $10,000 Championship events will also be back in action. There will be 12 such events added to the schedule after the WSOP found that players enjoyed this option.
The following variants will take place in $10,000 Championship form:
|May 29th to the 31st 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball|
|June 1st to the 3rd Omaha Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better|
|June 3rd to the 5th No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball|
|June 6th to the 8th Seven Card Razz|
|June 8th to the 10th H.O.R.S.E.|
|June 12th to the 14th Pot Limit Hold’em|
|June 14th to the 16th No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed|
|June 17th to the 19th Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better|
|June 19th to the 21st No Limit Hold’em Heads Up|
|June 26th to the 28th Limit Hold’em|
|July 1st to the 3rd Seven Card Stud|
|July 3rd to the 5th Pot Limit Omaha|
This year’s series will also include special events such as the Big One for ONE DROP, Millionaire Maker and Little One for ONE Drop. Other tournaments returning this year are: $50,000 Poker Players Championship, Seniors Event and the Ladies Event.
Ty Stewart, the Executive Director for the WSOP, commented in the press release that for the past ten years the WSOP has tried to raise the bar on tournament poker. Stewart says there is optimism for this year that this will be the biggest year yet for the WSOP and an anticipated $200 million in prize money will be paid out this summer. Satellites and tournaments are offered on a daily basis at the WSOP.com website so players can try to participate in the major events for very little and Stewart is encouraging players that there is now more reason than ever to make the trip to Vegas for the series. The full schedule of events can be viewed here.