Tuesday, January 27, 2009

2009 World Series of Poker Schedule Features $40,000 No Limit Event, by Dan Cypra - Poker News Daily - 26th January 2009

On Monday, the lineup of the 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule was unveiled by Harrah’s. Participants at the 2009 WSOP will be able to partake in a $40,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament, the second richest tournament on this year’s slate of events. A total of 57 bracelet events will make up the festivities, up two from 2008. One major change involved the elimination of all five rebuy tournaments that were held last year.

Event #4 of the 2009 WSOP will see Harrah’s officials offer a “special stimulus” event, a $1,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament that is numbered 4A and 4B. On the other end of the buy-in scale are $10,000 World Championship tournaments. A total of 10 of them will play out in 2009, up from eight in 2008. There are also 39 events with buy-ins of $2,500 or below, up from 37 last year. In total, this year’s 40th WSOP lineup will promise viewers who watch the action unfold on ESPN a wider assortment of poker tournaments.

In addition, the final table of the Main Event will once again be delayed until November. This time, the action picks up on November 7th and a winner will be crowned three days later. The finale, featuring the November Nine may air on ESPN on Tuesday, November 10th after the event concludes from the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. No official television schedule has been announced.

Last year’s WSOP slate of events shattered several records, including the most number of total tournament entrants at 58,720, the most total number of countries represented at 124, and the largest cumulative prize pool at over $180 million. Peter Eastgate, the winner of the $10,000 buy-in Main Event, became the youngest winner ever of the feature tournament at age 22, shattering Phil Hellmuth’s standing record of 24. Here is a look at what players have to look forward to in Las Vegas this year:

May 27, 2009
Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em, $500

May 28, 2009
40th Annual No Limit Hold’em, $40,000

May 29, 2009
Omaha High-Low Split Eight or Better, $1,500

May 30, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $1,000

May 31, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $1,000

June 1, 2009
Pot Limit Omaha, $1,500
World Championship Seven Card Stud, $10,000

June 2, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $1,500
2-7 Draw Lowball No Limit, $2,500

June 3, 2009
No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed, $1,500
Pot Limit Holdem/Omaha, $2,500

June 4, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $2,000
World Championship Mixed Event, $10,000

June 5, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $2,500
Limit Hold’em Six-Handed, $2,500

June 6, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $5,000
Seven Card Stud, $1,500

June 7, 2009
Ladies No Limit Hold’em World Championship, $1,000
World Championship Omaha High-Low Split Eight or Better, $10,000

June 8, 2009
No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed, $2,500
Pot Limit Hold’em, $1,500

June 9, 2009
HORSE, $3.000

June 10, 2009
No Limit Hold’em Shootout (1,000 player maximum), $1,500
World Championship 2-7 Draw Lowball No-Limit, $10,000

June 11, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $1,500
Omaha/Seven Card Stud High-Low Split Eight or Better, $2,500

June 12, 2009
Limit Hold’em, $1,500
Pot Limit Omaha High-Low Split Eight or Better, $5,000

June 13, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $1,500
World Championship Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em (256 player maximum), $10,000

June 14, 2009
Pot Limit Omaha, $2,500
HORSE, $1,500

June 15, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $2,000
World Championship Limit Hold’em, $10,000

June 16, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $1,500

June 17, 2009
Pot Limit Omaha, $5,000

June 18, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $2,000
World Championship Seven Card Stud High-Low Split Eight or Better, $10,000

June 19, 2009
Limit Hold’em, $2,000

June 20, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $1,500
World Championship Pot Limit Omaha, $10,000

June 21, 2009
No Limit Hold’em Shootout (1,000 player maximum), $5,000
Mixed Event, $2,500

June 22, 2009
Seniors No Limit Hold’em World Championship, $1,000
Seven Card Razz, $2,500

June 23, 2009
World Championship Pot Limit Hold’em, $10,000
Omaha High-Low Split Eight or Better, $2,500

June 24, 2009
Mixed Hold’em (Limit and No Limit), $2,500

June 25, 2009
Pot Limit Omaha High-Low Split Eight or Better, $1,500

June 26, 2009
World Championship HORSE, $50,000
Limit Hold’em Shootout (1,000 player maximum), $1,500

June 27, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $1,500

June 28, 2009
Triple Chance No Limit Hold’em, $3,000
Seven Card Stud High-Low Split Eight or Better, $1,500

June 29, 2009
No Limit Hold’em, $1,500
2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Limit, $2,500

June 30, 2009
No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed, $5,000

July 2, 2009
Ante Up For Africa Charity Event, $5,000

July 3, 2009
World Championship No Limit Hold’em Day 1A

July 4, 2009
World Championship No Limit Hold’em Day 1B

July 5, 2009
World Championship No Limit Hold’em Day 1C

July 6, 2009
World Championship No Limit Hold’em Day 1D

November 7-10, 2009
World Championship No Limit Hold’em Final Table (Credit: Poker News Daily)

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