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2009 World Series of Poker Begins Will Feature Full Coverage from 15 Marquee Events


The RioThe wait is over.

The 40th annual World Series of Poker begins today at 12 p.m., with Event No. 1 ($500 no-limit hold’em casino employees). The first open buy-in event will begin at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, when cards get into the air for Event No. 2 ($40,000 no-limit hold’em). This historic event, which marks the 40th edition of the biggest poker tournament series in the world, will also be the first live coverage event featured on this summer.

Card Player will bring you full live coverage from 15 of the largest events from the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Marquee event coverage will include live updates, chip counts, photos, and full results. Highlights will include the $10,000 no-limit hold’em heads-up world championship, the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. world championship, and the $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event.

Card Player will provide live updates from the following events:

Event 2 ($40,000 no-limit hold’em) May 28-May 31
Event 4 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em) May 30-June 2
Event 6 ($10,000 seven-card stud) June 1-3
Event 12 ($10,000 mixed hold’em) June 4-6
Event 18 ($10,000 Omaha eight-or-better) June 7-9
Event 23 ($10,000 2-7 triple draw) June 10-12
Event 29 ($10,000 no-limit hold’em heads-up) June 13-15
Event 33 ($10,000 limit hold’em) June 15-17
Event 35 ($5,000 pot-limit Omaha) June 17-19
Event 37 ($10,000 seven-card stud eight-or-better) June 18-20
Event 40 ($10,000 pot-limit Omaha) June 20-22
Event 45 ($10,000 pot-limit hold’em) June 23-25
Event 49 ($50,000 H.O.R.S.E.) June 26-30
Event 56 ($5,000 no-limit hold’em six-handed) June 30-July 2
Event 57 ($10,000 no-limit hold’em main event) July 3-15

In addition to full coverage of these marquee events, there will also be level-by-level chip count updates for each event at the WSOP. Readers can expect to see daily videos from the WSOP on CardPlayer TV, as well as regular features, including final-table recaps, winner interviews, strategy tips from WSOP veterans, and articles about the history of the WSOP.

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