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2013 World Series of Poker Schedule Announced

62 Gold Bracelet Events To Take Place This Year At The Rio In Las Vegas

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The World Series of Poker has announced the schedule for the 44th edition of the WSOP in Las Vegas. The biggest poker tournament series of the year will begin on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 and will once again be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Click here for the complete 2013 WSOP schedule.

The series will run for 49 straight days, with a total of 62 gold-bracelet events. The festival will reach its conclusion when the WSOP main event final table is set on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. In regards to the schedule of the main event, as in 2012 it will again run for ten days and feature three starting days, July 7-9.

Notable new events include the One Drop High Roller, which features an $111,111 buy-in no-limit hold’em event that kicks off on June 26th. The 3% house fees for this event will be donated by the Rio to the One Drop charity organization, with the hope that players who cash will consider adding a percentage of their winnings to the charity as well. In addition to that, the the Little One for One Drop starting on July 3rd will feature a $1,111 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament with two start days and unlimited re-entry through the first four levels. This is the only unlimited re-entry tournament on the WSOP schedule. $111 of each buy-in will be donated to the One Drop charity.

Also of note is the WSOP’s solution to the problem of male players entering the Ladies Championship in recent years. Despite strongly discouraging this practice, legally the WSOP could not bar male participants. Historically this no-limit hold’em event has featured a $1,000 buy-in, but this year the official buy-in has increased to $10,000. Ladies will be able to enter at a discounted price of $1,000 though. With the buy-in ten-times larger for male entrants, this should effectively solve the WSOP’s ladies event problem.

Open face Chinese poker will also make its debut at the WSOP in a $5,000 buy-in event on July 13th, but this tournament will not award a gold bracelet this year, but will be a trial run for possible inclusion as a bracelet event for future series.

Last year’s running of the WSOP attracted 74,766 participants in a total of 61 events, building a total prize pool of more than $222 million – the largest in the events 43-year history. New events for the 2012 WSOP that will return this year include the mix-max no-limit hold’em, the ante only no-limit hold’em and four-handed no-limit hold’em events.

Here is a look at the complete 2013 WSOP schedule:

Event Date No. of Days Buy-In
Event 1 – $500 No-Limit Hold’em Casino Employees 5/29/13 2 $500
Event 2 – $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8 Handed 5/29/13 4 $5,000
Event 3 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 5/30/13 3 $1,000
Event 4 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed 5/31/13 3 $1,500
Event 5 – $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8/OB 5/31/13 3 $2,500
Event 6 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker 6/1/13 3 $1,500
Event 7 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6/2/13 3 $1,000
Event 8 – $2,500 Eight Game Mix 6/2/13 3 $2,500
Event 9 – $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 6/3/13 3 $3,000
Event 10 – $1,500 Limit Hold’em 6/3/13 3 $1,500
Event 11 – $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed 6/4/13 3 $2,500
Event 12 – $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em 6/5/13 3 $1,500
Event 13 – $5,000 Seven Card Stud 8/OB 6/5/13 3 $5,000
Event 14 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6/6/13 3 $1,500
Event 15 – $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. 6/7/13 3 $1,500
Event 16 – $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Heads Up 6/7/13 3 $10,000
Event 17 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6/8/13 3 $1,500
Event 18 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6/9/13 3 $1,000
Event 19 – $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em 6/9/13 3 $5,000
Event 20 – $1,500 Omaha 8/OB 6/10/13 3 $1,500
Event 21 – $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed 6/11/13 3 $3,000
Event 22 – $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 6/12/13 3 $1,500
Event 23 – $2,500 Seven-Card Stud 6/12/13 3 $2,500
Event 24 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6/13/13 3 $1,500
Event 25 – $5,000 Omaha 8/OB 6/13/13 3 $5,000
Event 26 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Seniors Championship 6/14/13 3 $1,000
Event 27 – $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max 6/14/13 3 $3,000
Event 28 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6/15/13 3 $1,500
Event 29 – $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. 6/15/13 3 $5,000
Event 30 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6/16/13 3 $1,000
Event 31 – $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8/OB 6/17/13 3 $1,500
Event 32 – $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed 6/18/13 3 $5,000
Event 33 – $2,500 Seven Card Razz 6/18/13 3 $2,500
Event 34 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo 6/19/13 2 $1,000
Event 35 – $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6/19/13 3 $3,000
Event 36 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 6/20/13 3 $1,500
Event 37 – $5,000 Limit Hold’em 6/20/13 3 $5,000
Event 38 – $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Four Handed 6/21/13 3 $2,500
Event 39 – $1,500 Seven-Card Stud 8/OB 6/21/13 3 $1,500
Event 40 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6/22/13 3 $1,500
Event 41 – $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six Handed 6/22/13 3 $5,000
Event 42 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6/23/13 3 $1,000
Event 43 – $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball 6/23/13 3 $10,000
Event 44 – $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6/24/13 3 $3,000
Event 45 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Ante Only 6/25/13 3 $1,500
Event 46 – $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8/OB 6/25/13 3 $3,000
Event 47 – $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold’em 6/26/13 3 $111,111
Event 48 – $2,500 Six-Handed Limit Hold’em 6/26/13 3 $2,500
Event 49 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6/27/13 3 $1,500
Event 50 – $2,500 Six-Handed 10-Game Mix 6/27/13 3 $2,500
Event 51 – $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship 6/28/13 3 $1,000
Event 52 – $25,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em 6/28/13 3 $25,000
Event 53 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6/29/13 3 $1,500
Event 54 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6/30/13 3 $1,000
Event 55 – The $50,000 Poker Players Championship 6/30/13 5 $50,000
Event 56 – $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em 7/1/13 3 $2,500
Event 57 – $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 7/2/13 3 $5,000
Event 58 – $1,111 Little One For One Drop 7/3/13 4 $1,111
Event 59 – $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball 7/3/13 3 $2,500
Event 60 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 7/5/13 3 $1,500
Event 61 – $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 7/5/13 3 $10,000
Event 62 – $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 7/6/13 10 $10,000

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