Players From All Over The World Converging on Rio For WSOPPublished on May 25th, 2014 4:56 pm EST
The 2014 World Series of Poker, which tournament organizers are predicting will be the biggest in the history of the prestigious tournament series, will be kicking off in just a couple of days.
In previous years, the first day of the World Series of Poker would just include the $500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold'em event. This year, however, the World Series of Poker will be hosting an event that is open to the public - Event #2, which is a $25,000 buy-in Mixed Max no limit hold'em event that will be running for four days.
Wednesday, May 28th will see one event getting underway (Event #3, $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha), while Thursday, May 29th will feature the start of two events (Event #4, $1,000 No Limit Hold'em and Event #5, $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball).
The next two days (Sunday and Monday) will feature a bunch of frenetic action as players get settled and prepared for the Series. Unless, of course, you are Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, who is currently stuck in Paris, France after having his passport stolen in Canada.
There are currently thousands of players en route to Las Vegas, and many of these players will be staying in the city for the entire series. This has meant renting homes or apartments and making other plans to make their summers as productive as possible. Players will need to get settled and ready for the Series in short order.
In addition, all of the various prop bets and fantasy drafts that contribute to the fun of the World Series of Poker have to be settled/conducted over the course of the next 48 hours.
For instance, if you want to bet against Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu winning a bracelet this summer, you have to get your bets in before the first event gets underway on Tuesday.
Or, if you wanted to get in on Daniel Negreanu's $25,000 World Series of Poker fantasy draft, you'll need to cobble together your $25,000 buy-in by Monday night.
The World Series of Poker always has a circus-like atmosphere, but things will be ratcheted up even more this year due to the $1,000,000 BIG ONE for ONE DROP event as well as the $10 million that is being guaranteed to the WSOP main event winner.
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