World Series of Poker (WSOP) announces schedule for 2010
Organisers for the prestigious World Series of Poker have released the schedule for the 2010 competition. The tournament will begin on 27th May at the Rio all Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas and will conclude on July 17th. This will be the WSOP’s 41st bout and according to Harrah’s Entertainment Incorporated, the largest gaming company in the world, there will be 57 events spread over 51 days. The only ‘off’ day in the competition is July 4th which is penciled in for satellite tournaments.
For the first time the entire convention centre will be dedicated to poker with tables in the 58,000 square foot Pavilion along with the 38,000 square foot Amazon Room utilised for the occasion. The first Open Event bracelet will take place on the 28th of May and a $50,000 Player’s Championship, incidentally the most expensive buy-in in the tournament’s long history. The first four days will offer a myriad of games to participants, including limit hold'em, Omaha high-low split-eight or better, seven-card razz and seven-card stud. There will also be a $1,000 no limit hold’em tournaments with two starting flights – allowing for a bigger field.
The WSOP will crescendo on July 5th with its showpiece event – the $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em championship. The final nine will be known by the 17th and the final will take place between the 6th and 9th of November. Jack Effel, Tournament Director of the WSOP was understandably excited by next year’s tournament and when quizzed on the subject said “Whatever your game and whatever your bankroll, the 2010 WSOP schedule offers something for everyone,” said Effel. “We are planning for the largest WSOP ever and look forward to welcoming all players to the Rio in Las Vegas next summer” he continued.