For all of you who are dreaming of winning one of those elusive and exclusive bracelets the news is out on this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP). The mega event will last 50 days and include a total of 58 events. It kicks off on May 31 with the $500 Casino Employees event and the WSOP includes the $1,000 Ladies’ Championship as event 22 and the $1,000 Seniors’ Championship as event 34. .
This is the 42nd WSOP and it is bigger than ever. It is exactly one event bigger than last year. The Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship, which is event 2, costs $25,000 this year and is limited to 256 players. It is sure to be full and that means that the champ will get $1.5 million.
There are some new wrinkles, including two new six-handed competitions. Event 29 will be a 10-Game Mix with a $2,500 buy-in and event 35 is slated as a $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tourney. The 10-Game Mix will include Badugi, which makes its premiere at the WSOP. Of the 58 events, 24 are not Hold’em games. There are 12 Championship Events. There’s really something for everyone.
Once again as it was last year the WSOP will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. It will wrap up on July 19. See you there!