World Series of Poker Main Event Gets Underway on FridayPublished on July 3rd, 2009 11:15 pm EST
Day 1A of the 2009 World Series of Poker main event will get underway at 12 pm tomorrow (July 3rd).
This will kick off a four month plus journey that will finally result in a new champion being crowned on November 10th, 2009.
By July 7th, Days 1A - 1D will be in the books, and the remaining players will be split into two groups.
Day 2A will take place on July 7th, while Day 2B will take place on July 8th.
There will then be a one-day break on July 9th.
On July 10th, the remaining players will be combined into one group for Day 3.
From July 10th-15th, the survivors from the first two days of play will battle it out for a spot at the final table.
By the time that play is completed on July 15th (Day 8), there will be nine players left in the tournament. These nine players will form the final table.
There will then be a nearly four month-long pause in the tournament.
The tournament will then resume on November 7th, with a 2009 World Series of Poker main event champion finally being crowned on November 10th.
Players will start with 30k chips this year. All levels will last 120 minutes.
The defending champion is Peter Eastgate. Eastgate ended up taking down over $9.1 million dollars for winning last year's main event.
6,844 players turned out for last year's main event. Will 2009 beat this number? We'll know in a couple of days.
Will a well-known pro (or two) make it to the final table this year? Or will the final table be filled with largely unknown players once again?
Best of luck to everyone that is playing in the main event this year.
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