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World Series Of Poker 2011 Schedule Announced

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Whether you like to play in live tournaments yourself or just like to follow them to see who the big winners are, you’ll want to check out the schedule for the WSOP 2011, which was just announced last week. The series will consist of 58 events, which is one more than last year, and there have been some rule changes as well.

The two major rule changes will be as follows:

  1. All tournament games will have pre-scheduled stop times. In previous years, play ended based on the number of players remaining in the game, but games could end late into the night. Now, tournament play will end after the tenth level of blinds at 12:45 in the morning. Games beginning at 5pm will end after the eighth level of blinds, closing at the day at 2 in the morning.
  2. The WSOP games will be open for late registration through all four levels of tournament play (not including the Main Event, of course), or when the tournament has completely filled up.

The 2011 WSOP will open on May 31 with a Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em, 2-day $500 event. The final Championship games will take place in July, though the date of the Final Table has yet to be determined. $1,500 events will be played every Saturday and $1,000 events every Sunday throughout the course of the WSOP.

Are You Ready for WSOP 2010?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The World Series of Poker 2010 isn’t happening for another 5 months, but Harrah’s has announced the tournament schedule and I’m already getting excited!

There haven’t been many major changes made to the WSOP lineup for next year. However, there are several changes that I think are important to note. For starters, the tournaments $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament won’t be taking place in 2010. I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise to many players, as last year’s H.O.R.S.E. tournament suffered a major decrease in entrants. In 2008 there were 148 players in the H.O.R.S.E. tournament whereas last year’s tournament only had 95 entrants.

Of course, Harrah’s didn’t just do away with the $50,000 tournament and not give us something back in return. The 2010 schedule has added a $50,000 mixed event. This event will consist of a mix of poker variations, including Seven Card Stud, Omaha Hi-Lo, No Limit Hold’em, Limit Hold’em, Seven Card Razz, Pot Limit Hold’em, and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball. Harrah’s also announced that ESPN will broadcast the final table of this new event. Some of the mid level Stud and Omaha tournaments that did not draw in a lot of entrants last year are being replaced with more Hold’em No-Limit $1,000 tournaments.

Finally, Harrah’s announced that next year they will be taking a bigger rake off the entry fees for the tournaments with $1,000 and $1,500 buy-ins. The rake is being raised from 9% to 10%, but this small number shouldn’t have a great effect on the money the winners will take home.