2013 WSOPE Schedule ReleasedThursday, May 23rd, 2013 by Ryan
We are rapidly approaching the start of the most talked about poker tournament series in the world today, which is of course the World Series of Poker, but our attention shifts to just a bit later in the year now. For all of you poker tournament fans out there though, it’s good news though, because Caesars Entertainment has decided to release the schedule for the upcoming 2013 World Series of Poker Europe earlier this week, as a lead up to the start of the WSOP action in Las Vegas, Nevada. The events are going to feature some big names in poker, and while the WSOP Europe may not have the massive number of events that the stop in Las Vegas has, it definitely draws in a ton of attention.
The World Series of Poker Europe is going to be held at a new venue that is located just outside of Paris, France, and there will be seven different bracelet events for players to take part in. The bracelet events are going to run from October 12th through October 25th, and when it comes to a close the final event is going to be the €10,000+€450 No Limit Hold’em Main Event. This will be the first year that the WSOPE has made the move from Cannes to the Enghien-les-Bains. This location is only 8.4 miles from Paris, and it is the second time in the WSOPE’s existence that they’ve changed the location.
When the World Series of Poker Europe first began, it was held in London for four years. After that, it made the move to Cannes, which was a popular destination as well, where it stayed for two years. After the two years when the decision to move was made, the Executive Director, Ty Stewart made sure it was known that the series it not only to have great poker, but to “mix poker and pleasure”, and also that they are hoping to “introduce players to some of the most exciting destinations in Europe.”
While the actual host of the event is going to be the Casino Barriere d’Enghien-les-Bains, the tournaments themselves are typically going to be held just across the street at the convention center that will have more available rooms for players and fans. For anyone who is looking to book a room at hotels in the area, they are mainly being pointed towards two popular hotels in the Barriere Hotel du Lac, and the Grand Hotel Barriere, both of which are right next to the convention center and the casino.
They’ve made a few changes to the actual events at the World Series of Poker Europe as well. They had a few different six handed events last year there, but have changed these to Mixed-Max events. On top of that there has also been a high roller tournament added, which is going to feature a €25,000+€600 buy-in. This will take the place of a shootout event that was held here last year, and it’ll be interesting to watch how many high stakes players that we get in this event.
The events are going to vary in buy-in, and there will also be some great re-buy tournaments as well for players who bust out of the first level of play. The tournaments are going to allow players to buy-in for as little as €1,100 all the way up to the high roller event, with many different tournament buy-in sizes in between. Hold’em, Mixed-Max, and Omaha are going to be the popular game choices for the events, and while they are a set number of bracelet events, there will be action running almost consistently around the clock for players and fans to watch.
While the World Series of Poker Europe is a good ways away, it doesn’t mean that we can’t start looking at the events themselves, and also anticipating the players who will be showing up. We almost always find some of the biggest names in poker out there, and it will definitely be interesting to see how the big names do at the WSOP in Las Vegas to watch the Player of the Year races as well. We’ll keep you updated on the events and news out of both World Series of Poker stops coming up throughout the next few months.