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2008 schedule for 39th World Series of Poker

Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. has announced that the 2008 World Series of Poker will for the first time ever, begin and end with $10,000 buy-in World Championship events and feature eight $10,000 championships.

The event will be presented by Milwaukee's Best Light and shown exclusively on ESPN and will feature a 55-event schedule that includes eight $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournaments.

“This is our most exciting schedule yet,” said Jeffrey Pollack, commissioner of the WSOP. “Both amateur and professional poker players will have new opportunities to compete for a WSOP bracelet and can choose from the widest variety of games and buy-ins ever offered in one poker tournament and certainly at the WSOP. We're holding steady at 55 events this year. “But, we've mixed it up a bit to keep it interesting for our players and fans.”

Starting May 30 with the $10,000 buy-in World Championship of Pot-Limit Hold'Em and ends July 16 with the Final Table of the $10,000 buy-in World Championship of No Limit Texas Hold 'Em.

The other six events include: Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'Em; Seven-Card Stud; Limit Hold'Em; Omaha Hi-Low Split Eight or Better; Pot-Limit Omaha; and a new Mixed Event, which will include Limit and No-Limit Hold'Em; Omaha Hi-Low and Pot-Limit Omaha; Seven Card Stud; Razz; Seven Card Hi-Low Split; and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball.

The Rio Convention Center will be the venue from May 30 through July 16. WSOP officials plan a ‘soft opening’ of the tournament room on May 28 and 29 for players to register early and play in satellite tournaments and cash games.

Stephen Holder.
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