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2014 WSOP Promises To Be Biggest And Best Championships Ever!

Written By: Maya Michaels | February 18, 2014 | Posted In Poker News

Tuesday 27th May may seem a long way off right now, but whichever way you look at it it is in fact only 98 days or 14 weeks until the 45th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) gets underway at The Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas. This years event promises to be one of the biggest and best yet with the Main Event boasting a $10million guarantee which in turn means at least the second largest payout in the events history if not the highest.

As per usual the event will start with the Employee’s Event, but Day 1 of this years extravaganza will also feature a $25,000 Mixed Max Event as well. The four day event will begin with nine handed play, then on day 2 it will switch to six handed play and on day three it will be four handed, with the final day being played out with a series of heads-up battles to determine the eventual champion and bracelet winner.

In all there will be 65 bracelets up for grabs at this years event, three more than in 2013 when 79,471 players battled it out for $197million in prize money. Ty Stewart is the Executive Director for the WSOP and he is optimistic of topping the $200million barrier in prize money as he said, “For ten years we have tried to raise the bar on tournament poker. There is real optimism 2014 can be our biggest year yet with an anticipated $200 million in prize money to be paid out this summer. With new satellites and daily tournaments exclusively on WSOP.com and a plethora of side events, there is more reason than ever to make the trip to poker Mecca.”

Indeed there is every reason to make the trip to the poker Mecca and with the return of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, The Ladies Event and The Seniors Event to the schedule 2014 does promise to be one of the biggest tournaments in WSOP history. It seems like it was only yesterday that Ryan Riess became Main Event champion, but before you know it another name will be written down in the annals of history that is the WSOP.

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