The last few months have been like waiting for Christmas to come when you were a kid, just waiting to see what the surprises the WSOP 2013 schedule would throw up. Well the wait is now over and the full schedule has been released with some nice touches and a few improvements. The party begins on May 29th and continues right through until July 15th taking place at the Rio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas hosting 62 events giving players around the world the chance to become an overnight poker sensation. The WSOP main event 2013 starts on July 6th finishing on July 15th and the final table players then take a break until November when they resume play November 4th for the November Nine Finale. Like last year there will be three start days and three day two's to the main event and all fields will be combined on July 11th, which is day 3. It promises to be one huge event and every players dream to get their hands not only on the multi million dollar first place prize, but of course the WSOP bracelet. US online players can attempt to qualify now at Carbon Poker and satellites are running from as little as $2.20. Non US players can take to the virtual felt at PokerStars to try and claim their seat to the big one. Follow in the footsteps of Chris Moneymaker and write a piece of history!
WSOP 2013 Schedule Highlights
As usual the kick off tournament is the casino employees event, and just a few days later we get to the first new addition of the 2013 schedule that has been dubbed "The Million Maker". This is a $1,500 buy in with a single re-entry and first place will win exactly $1,000,000, with the standard WSOP prize structure being altered so that this happens. Ty Stewart executive director of WSOP said, "Dreams are dealt each year at the World Series of Poker, from the opening weekend, where we will make yet another millionaire, to the main event, which awards the largest single prize in the world, the WSOP is an annual affirmation about the strength and global appeal of the game." Weekends will be focused on rapid fire no limit events for players who are at Vegas for a short time and then we move to June 19th and the first ever turbo event at the WSOP. This $1,000 buy in has 40-minute intervals for levels 5 to 17 then moves to standard shifts. The High Roller bracelet is up for grabs in the $111,111 buy in, taking place on June 26th for all house profits going to the charity ONE DROP. The ladies event serves up a big change from years gone by as it is officially listed as a $10,000 buy in, however ladies entering the event will pay only $1,000 in an attempt by the WSOP to get exactly what they want...a ladies event. Other highlights include, the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, the $25,000 six handed no limit event, an Open face Chinese event and a Bracelet Bounty event as well as three deep stack events (non-bracelet) each day with buy ins from $135. Registration for WSOP 2013 tournaments will be available from March 4th, but for those US poker players that simply can't wait, then start qualifying at Carbon Poker now.