To many people not acquainted to poker, when they hear the World series of poker, what immediately comes mind is the main event featuring the $10,000 buy-in, that usually has unlimited coverage from premier T.V stations like ESPN.
The reality is that the WSOP event scheduled to start on Sunday will feature about sixty events. The buy-ins for the events is as little as $560 to as high as $1,000,000. At the start of the tournament, casino employees are usually given a $500 buy-in.
Some key events making up the WSOP 2012
• The No-limit Hold’em
The entry for this event is $1500. This event last for three days and is the first tournament that members of the public have been invited to participate. This tournament will commence of Monday 12:00 P.M
• The Seven-card Stud Hi-Low 8
The entry fee for this event is $1,500. This event is a simplified version of the seven-card stud. In this event the pot is split by the low and high hand. Flushes and straights have no bearing in the low side. Aces can hit as low as A, 2, 3, 4, and 5 being the best low hand. This event also lasts for three days and is scheduled to start at 5P.M on Tuesday.
• The Pot-limit Hold’em
The entry fee for this event is $1500. This event starts on Wednesday noon. The size of the bet is usually limited.
• No-limit six Handed
This event favors poker lovers who like playing in small tables. Only six players are accepted per table. The low number of players has the advantage of improving on the relative values of each hand. This event is scheduled to last for three days, and will commence as from June 10th.
• No-limit Hold’em
With an entry fee of $1,000, this event provides the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to taste the value of playing poker is Las Vegas. The tournament will last for three days, and will commence on June 10th.
• The seniors No-limit Hold’em Championship
This tournament target seniors aged 50 years and above. The entry fee for this tournament is $1000. The tournament will last for three days, and will commence on June 15th at 10:00 a.m
• The Women No-limit Hold’em Championship
This tournament targets women. The entry fee for this tournament is $1,000 and will commence on the 29th June.
• The “big one”
As the name suggested, this event is meant for those who understand their game properly. Its entry fee is an astonishing $25,000. The buy-in for this event is $1 million with the cash prize for this event approximately being $12.3 million. This event is structured in a way that for every forty entrants, one competitor gets the right to have a seat in the main event. This event only last a day and will commence on June 30th at 1 P.m.
To get more acquainted in on these tournaments, visit www.wsop.com.
2. New song released to mark the start of the WSOP event
The world series of poker is just around the corner, and some ingenious minds want to cash out of this event. Thomas Keeling aka “srslysirius” has released a new video. The video is titled “I can’t wait to go!”
The video is comical at best, but its emphasizes on the need of having fun something that many players will be looking forward to. Well, we too can’t wait for the start of the event!