February 14th, 2013 3:28 pm EST
2013 World Series of Poker Set To Kick Off on May 29th
You can start finalizing your plans for this summer, as the 2013 World Series of Poker schedule has finally been released.
The 44th edition of the World Series of Poker will kick off on Wednesday, May 29th. Two events will start on the 29th - the Casino Employees No Limit Hold'em event, and the $5,000 8-handed No Limit Hold'em event.
The 2013 World Series of Poker will run until July 15th, where, as in previous years, the main event will be paused and then continued in the fall. The "November Nine" final table will take place on November 4th and November 5th.
In total, 62 WSOP bracelets will be up for grabs in 2013, which is one more than last year.
A few notes:
-Event #2 ($5,000 No Limit Hold'em) will be the first open event
-Event #6, aka the "Millionaire Maker", will have a guaranteed $1,000,000 first place prize ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em)
-Event #47, the "One Drop High Rollers" event, will have a buy-in of $111,111
-Event #51, the Ladies No Limit Hold'em Championship, has a $10,000 entry, but ladies receive a "discount price" of $1k. This is obviously being done to discourage men from playing the event
-Event #55, the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship, will get underway on June 30th
-Day 1A of the main event will begin on July 6th, and there will be three starting days (Day 1A July 6th, Day 1B July 7th, Day 1C July 8th)
Source: WSOP.com - World Series of Poker 2013 Schedule (*.pdf)
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker