WSOP 2014 Schedule Guarantees $10 Million For Main Event Champion

WSOP 2014 Schedule Guarantees $10 Million For Main Event Champion March 13, 2014 March 13, 2014 Tim Glocks
Posted on  Mar 13, 2014 | Updated on  Mar 13, 2014 by Tim Glocks

World Series of PokerThe World Series of Poker is the most popular poker tournament in the world and poker players from all across the world make it a must attend event on their poker schedule. They will now be able to block their schedule as Caesars Entertainment just released the official 2014 World Series of Poker schedule.

The WSOP is scheduled to take place once again at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and will start on the 27th of May. The 45th Annual World Series of Poker will feature a main event that comes with a $10 million guaranteed prize for the champion. There will also be 65 coveted WSOP bracelets given away to winners of different events.

In a statement, WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said

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.

One of the main changes to the 2104 schedule is the fact that it once again features a number of $10,000 Championship events. The WSOP conducted extensive research and evaluated player feedback for the last 2 years and conclude that the $10,000 championship events were one of the most sought after events. The WSOP will now offer 12 x $10,000 Championship events that come in the following variants. They include the 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (May 29-31); Omaha Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better (June 1-3); No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball (June 3-5);

Seven Card Razz (June 6-8); H.O.R.S.E. (June 8-10); Pot Limit Hold’em (June 12-14); No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed (June 14-16); Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better (June 17-19); No-Limit Hold’em Heads Up (June 19-21); Limit Hold’em (June 26-28); Seven Card Stud (July 1-3); Pot Limit Omaha (July 3-5).

The WSOP will receive a lot of media coverage both online and offline. The WSOP confirmed that PokerNews will once again act as the official live reporting team of the WSOP. Editor-in-Chief Donnie Peters for PokerNews said

PokerNews is extremely pleased to be working as the official live reporting partner for the World Series of Poker once again.

Since 2007, it has been our pleasure to work as the exclusive live coverage provider for the greatest tournament series in the world. We’re very much looking forward to another exciting summer of champions and helping chronicle another chapter in poker history.

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