Wednesday 16th May, 2018

WSOP starting soon!

By Mad Harper

The countdown is now on for this year’s World Series of Poker, the largest poker event on the planet.

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The 49th annual WSOP starts May 29 and will feature 78 gold bracelet tournaments before the Series culminates on July 17. The WSOP is the richest and longest-running poker series on the planet including the flagship $10,000 Championship which gets underway on Monday, July 2. With three starting flights, the final day for players to enter will be America’s Independence Day, July 4 – and the winner will be crowned on July 14. 

In 2017, American Scott Blumstein took it down for $8,150,000 after beating a field of 7,221 players – the biggest field since 2010 and the third largest of all time.

The 2018 WSOP schedule features a dozen different tournaments beginning after the start of the Main Event including the Little One for One Drop and the Big One for One Drop plus several new and exciting additions such as a $1,500 Bounty PLO event, a $5,000 two-day NL tourney and a two-day, $50,000 High Roller event. “The Closer” is a new $1,500 NL tournament with 15,000 starting chips and 30-minute levels.

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The WSOP remains a global gaming phenomenon with participants attending from over 100 countries. In 2017, 120,995 entries competed for $231,010,874 in prize money, both marking 48-year highs for the annual extravaganza.

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