2013 World Series of Poker Schedule ReleasedWednesday, February 20th, 2013 by Ryan
The World Series of Poker is the largest, most followed, and constantly talked about poker tournament series in the world today. There is always a ton of excitement behind the kick off of the popular series, but there is also a whole lot of excitement behind the day that the series schedule is released as well. This announcement game this past week, and the release was from Caesars Entertainment and the World Series of Poker, who decided to put out the final schedule for the 44th World Series of Poker, and there are definitely quite a few events that catch your eye, and one of the largest which has to be the World Series of Poker Main Event, that will draw in the biggest and best in the business.
While we still have a good bit (actually three months) until the tournaments actually get underway, the excitement behind the release of the schedule is also going to allow players to prepare their time at the World Series and find the events that they are focused on getting into. Getting things together like the travel, the hotel room, and anything else definitely takes some time, and with the massive number of poker players who attend the series, getting it done in advance is definitely recommended. This year’s World Series of Poker is going to start on May 29th and is going to have a wide range of different tournaments throughout the first few weeks. The series runs over seven weeks, and we’ll cover some of the different tournaments here as well.
In total, there are going to be 62 different tournaments at the 2013 World Series of Poker. The biggest and most followed tournament will obviously be the $10,000 Championship, and this is going to start on July 6th with the first of the Day Ones. The action goes on through July 15th, when we will have our November Nine set. Just like in past years though, we will have the November Nine break until the early part of November, and the action there begins on November 4th where they are going to play over a two day span to decide who the champion of the event is.
The event that is likely to feature the most interest outside of the Main Event though has to be a new tournament which is called “The Millionaire Maker”. What’s the idea behind this tournament you ask? Well, it’s going to be a perfect event for the players who like to get in on the smaller buy-in tournaments. The event is the 6th on the schedule and it features a $1,500 buy-in on June 1st. There will be two flights, with the first starting at 11am. Any player who busts out of the tournament during that first flight, can rebuy in to the second flight which starts at 5pm. The best part of the tournament is that no matter how many total players buy in to the event, there is going to be a guaranteed first place pay day to whoever wins the event.
The first events on the 2013 schedule are going to be the Casino Employees Event on May 29th, and then the next tournament, and the first “official” gold bracelet event is going to be a $5,000 Eight Handed No Limit event. This event should see a ton of big named players featured in it, and it should also get a very nice price pool as well.
Last year, the Big One For One Drop was one of the more followed tournaments at the World Series due to the fact that it featured a one million dollar buy-in. This year won’t feature that massive $1 million price tag, but there are two smaller events with the One Drop High Roller, which is a $111,111 buy-in that has a 3% house fee that goes to the One Drop charity. This event starts on June 26th. The other event is called the “Little One For One Drop” and it will feature two Day Ones starting on July 3rd, with a $1,111 buy-in that has $111 going to the One Drop charity.
One last event that we need to mention is the Open Face Chinese Poker event. This is an event that the World Series will be testing out this year, and it starts on July 13th. Many well-known poker pros play this popular game, and there have also been events at locations like the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure as well. This event has a $5k buy-in, and is likely to feature some massively known names.