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The World Series of Poker is Back -- Today is the Place to Follow All of the Action


Today, the 39th-Annual World Series of Poker starts its six-and-a-half-week long schedule of events with the three-day $10,000 World Championship of Pot-Limit Hold’em, and it will be interesting to see how many players show up for this big buy-in tourney, which is the most expensive one ever to kick-off of a WSOP.

Talk about starting with a bang.

From now until July 15 — and into November now that the main event’s final table won’t take place until then — the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas becomes Poker Central. Likely more than 50,000 entries will be collected through the 55 events, and thousands of other poker fans will flood the Amazon Room for a peek at the players they have followed through Card Player and television. It will be a poker madhouse. is again bringing our readers fantastic coverage of the WSOP, from the hands that the players play to the life they live while in Vegas. The daily Card Player TV poker show The Scoop, featuring Adam Schoenfeld and Diego Cordovez, will see a parade of the most compelling players, recent bracelet winners, poker industry insiders, and others stop by to talk business, strategy, lifestyle, and whatever else that comes out of their mouths. The Scoop will be joined by many other video pieces surrounding the WSOP, giving viewers some of the most entertaining poker coverage on the Net.

Last year, introduced player blogs — in a section called Pro Blogs — and they are back with a new twist. Card Player set up a system for the players to use to share their thoughts on the tournaments (and whatever else is on their minds) that will give viewers nearly instant access to them. When the players feel like sharing a thought, they will make a phone call, and within minutes of the call ending, that transcribed text will appear on the site, 24/7. The new section is called Pro Analysis, and in it, top-notch pros will give readers insight into the strategic thought process it takes to win a WSOP event.

In addition to the Pro Analysis, many of the poker world’s best will continue to contribute their usual written blogs to Some of the players who will be blogging for include Daniel Negreanu, Shannon Shorr, Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Gus Hansen, Lee Watkinson, Roy Winston, Mike Matusow, Padraig Parkinson, and many others.

Also, the WSOP schedule of events page centers the tournament coverage so that readers could follow the multiple tournaments that will be taking place daily during the next two months. Blogs and updates can be found listed under each event to make navigation that much easier.

The WSOP usually produces some of the best sports stories of the year, and the money that will be won in the next few weeks will be astronomical. So, be sure to keep your browser tuned to to follow it all.