Five WSOP Events That We Must WatchTuesday, May 21st, 2013 by Ryan
It’s just about that time ladies and gentleman. As a fan of poker and a poker player, you have to absolutely be excited about the biggest tournament series in the world. The 2013 World Series of Poker is set to get underway, and the first event starts on May 29th, which is the Casino Employees’ event. This just kicks the action off, and we are running from there. The poker tournaments are going to be running consistently through until July 6th, which is the start of the biggest and most talked about poker tournament in the world, the World Series of Poker Main Event, that features a $10,000 buy-in. This is one of the many different events, but there are a ton of different events out there.
With so many different events taking place at the World Series of Poker, there is a lot to take in. In total you are going to find 60+ events taking place over the span of a little more than a month, and if you blink you could end up missing a great event that could have a star studded field, just as many of them will. That’s why we are here though, as today we are going to take a look at five World Series of Poker events that have to be considered “must watch” events.
No Limit Hold’em Eight Handed- $5k Buy-in Event #2
I think you can probably guess why this is one of the events that you should be watching. This event is the first official tournament of the World Series of Poker that is open for all players, and it starts on Wednesday the 29th. It will begin five hours after the Casino Employees event, and it’s likely that this tournament should be huge. I’m expecting a massive number of players, and with the $5,000 buy-in, this prize pool should get massive. Expect big names here competing for the first gold bracelet of the 2013 WSOP, and likely a group that could form a nice final table.
No Limit Hold’em Event- $1k Buy-in Event #3A and #3B
Call me cheap for just jumping from event number two to event number three, but the FIRST $1,000 buy-in event is going to be one worth talking about. This event is going to feature two different starting levels for players, so they can either play on Thursday May 30th at 11:00am, or at 5:00pm that same day. On top of that though, if a player ends up busting out of Day 3A, then they are able to rebuy in at the later buy-in time. The rebuy option for this event is likely to draw in a very nice prize pool, and with this being the first $1,000 event, I think we could see one of the largest fields of the entire series.
No Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker- Event #6A and #6B
Anytime that we have an event that’s called the “Millionaire Maker”, it’s going to draw some serious attention. This is another event that is going to have two different times for players to buy-in, and will also allow players who get knocked out of the first level to rebuy in. Event #6A is going to start at 11:00am on Saturday, June 1st, and then the second level for players will be Event #6B that stats at 5:00pm the same day. The best part about this tournament is that first place is going to be GUARANTEED a $1 million pay day, no matter what the prize pool looks like.
Heads Up No Limit Hold’em- Event #16- $10,000 Buy-in
This is going to be a great event at the 2013 World Series of Poker. Anytime we get to see some great heads up poker, then everyone ends up being a winner. This tournament is going to have a cap on the number of players though, which will be set at 512 players. The event will stat on Friday, June 7th at 5:00pm, and is going to run over a three day span. As players get eliminated then they’ll continue to move on in the bracket. With a $10,000 buy-in, expect some huge names in this.
Poker Players Championship- Event #55 $50,000 Buy-in
This is one of the largest poker tournaments in the world, and it also features some of the biggest and best players in the world as well. With the $50,000 buy-in, it draws in only the serious and big time players out there. The event is going to start on Sunday, June 30th at 5:00pm. It’s a five day event that will probably end up being one of the most talked about poker tournaments in entire World Series, right up there with the Main Event.