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2014 World Series of Poker: 65-Event WSOP Schedule Released

WSOPIt’s that time again, poker-playing friends, when World Series of Poker officials release the full schedule for the seven weeks of poker tournament fun generally known as the WSOP.

Bits and pieces of this year’s 65-event schedule have already been announced, including a $10,000,000 guarantee for the winner of this year’s main event, plus matching “Big One” and “Little One” charity events in the days preceding the main event, both of which go to benefit poker benefactor Guy Laliberte’s One Drop clean-water charity.

Each year, the WSOP tries a few new ideas, and at first glance, here are some of this year’s new wrinkles and special twists:

  • Only three starting days for this year’s Main Event, down from four in recent previous years;
  • A “Monster Stack” NLHE $1,500 event, which is slated to run for four days instead of the three used for most other events;
  • A new “Dealer’s Choice” event with a wide number of games that can be selected.  Look for this one to have some moderate dealer issues due to inexperience;
  • A tweaking in the start times for the second events in days where multiple events occur, bumped up from 5pm to 4pm;
  • An early-morning 10am start for the Seniors tourney (50 and over) on June 6th.  The new “Millionaire Maker” $1,500 NLHE event on May 27th, previously announced, has an 11am start.  Those appear to be the only two morning start times on the schedule.

A few other recent innovations worked well enough to be retained, such as the 90% discount for women in the Ladies Event, which is nominally priced at $10,000 but is really a $1,000 event for the girls, but had been plagued by male entrants until last year.  The Ladies, Seniors and Casino Employees tourneys remain the only three events that aren’t generally open (or welcome) for all players.

Despite the widest distribution of poker variations, one newly popular game remains missing: Open Faced Chinese.  It’s likely due to the fact that WSOP officials haven’t yet developed a way to implement a rising-blind structure that would trim the field down in a workable amount of time.  Maybe next year….

We’ll check back in shortly to review general player reactions to the new schedule, and to see if any of the new gimmicks create unforeseen complications.  It’s looking to be a long, busy summer at the Rio, the busiest one yet.

For those of you who find the schedule as printed at the WSOP’s official site a bit cumbersome, here’s an alternate version, stripped down to the basics:

2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 to Monday, July 14, 2014
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Date Time Event Buy-in

5-27 12 PM #1 Casino Employees NLHE Event $500

5-27 4 PM #2 Mixed Max NLHE $25,000

Day 1 plays 9-handed, Day 2 plays 6-handed, Day 3 plays heads up

5-28 12 PM #3 PLO $1,000

5-29 12 PM #4 NLHE $1,000

5-29 4 PM #5 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball $10,000

5-30 12 PM #6 NLHE Shootout $1,500

5-30 4 PM #7 Razz $1,500

5-31 11 AM #8A Millionaire Maker NLHE (re-entry) $1,500

$1,000,000 Guaranteed 1st place prize. Re-entry.

5-31 5 PM #8B Millionaire Maker NLHE (re-entry) $1,500

6-1 12 PM #9 NLHE $1,000

6-1 4 PM #10 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo $10,000

6-2 12 PM #11 NLHE Six-Handed $1,500

6-3 12 PM #12 PLHE $1,500

6-3 12 PM #13 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball $10,000

6-4 12 PM #14 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo $1,500

6-5 12 PM #15 NLHE Six-Handed $3,000

6-5 4 PM #16 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball $1,500

6-6 10 AM #17 Seniors NLHE Championship $1,000

Open to players 50 years of age and older

6-6 4 PM #18 Razz $10,000

6-7 12 PM #19 NLHE $1,500

6-7 4 PM #20 NLHE Shootout $3,000

6-8 12 PM #21 NLHE $1,000

6-8 4 PM #22 H.O.R.S.E. $10,000

LHE, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, 7-Stud, 7-Stud Hi-Lo

6-9 12 PM #23 Turbo NLHE $1,000

6-10 12 PM #24 NLHE Six Handed $5,000

6-10 4 PM #25 Omaha Hi-Lo / 7-Card Stud Hi-Lo $2,500

6-11 12 PM #26 NLHE $1,500

6-12 12 PM #27 H.O.R.S.E. $1,500

LHE, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, 7-Stud, 7-Stud Hi-Lo

6-12 4 PM #28 PLHE $10,000

6-13 12 PM #29 NLHE $2,500

6-13 4 PM #30 7-Stud Hi-Lo $1,500

6-14 12 PM #31 NLHE $1,500

6-14 4 PM #32 NLHE Six Handed $10,000

6-15 12 PM #33 NLHE $1,000

6-15 4 PM #34 7-Card Stud $1,500

6-16 12 PM #35 NLHE Eight-Handed $5,000

6-16 4 PM #36 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball $1,500

6-17 12 PM #37 PLO $1,500

6-17 4 PM #38 7-Stud Hi-Lo $10,000

6-18 12 PM #39 NLHE $3,000

6-19 12 PM #40 Heads Up NLHE $10,000

6-19 4 PM #41 Dealers Choice Six-Handed $1,500

NLHE, LHE, Razz, Stud, Stud-8, PLO, PLO8, Omaha8, 2-7 TD Lowball, A-5 Triple Draw Lowball, Badugi, Badeucy, Badacy, 2-7 NL Draw Lowball, PLH, 5-Card Draw High

6-20 12 PM #42 PLO Six-Handed $5,000

6-20 4 PM #43 LHE $1,500

6-21 12 PM #44 NLHE $1,500

6-22 12 PM #45 NLHE $1,000

6-22 4 PM #46 The Poker Players Championship $50,000

LHE, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, 7-Card Stud, 7-Card Stud Hi-Lo, NLHE, PLO, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball

6-23 12 PM #47 Ante Only NLHE $1,500

6-24 12 PM #48 PLO Hi-Lo $1,500

6-25 12 PM #49 NLHE $5,000

6-25 4 PM #50 Eight-Game Mix $1,500

NLHE, LHE, Razz, 7-Card Stud, 7-Card Stud Hi-Lo, PLO, Omaha Hi-Lo, 2-7 TD Lowball

6-26 12 PM #51 NLHE MONSTER STACK (15,000 starting chips) $1,500

6-26 4 PM #52 LHE $10,000

6-27 12 PM #53 Ladies NLHE Championship $10,000

Ladies eligible for 90% discounted buy-in ($1,000)

6-27 4 PM #54 PLO Hi-Lo $3,000

6-28 12 PM #55 NLHE $1,500

6-29 12 PM #56 NLHE $1,000

6-29 1 PM #57 The Big One for One Drop $1,000,000

6-30 12 PM #58 NLHE Mixed Max $1,500

Day 1 plays 9-handed, Day 2 plays 6-handed, Day 3 plays heads up

6-30 4 PM #59 Omaha Hi-Lo $3,000

7-1 12 PM #60 NLHE $1,500

7-1 4 PM #61 7-Card Stud $10,000

7-2 12 PM #62A The Little One for One Drop $1,111

Unlimited re-entry first four levels

7-2 4 PM #63 10-Game Mix Six-Handed $1,500

NLHE, Razz, LHE, Badugi (Limit), 7-Card Stud, 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit), Omaha Hi-Lo, PLO, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit), 7-Card Stud Hi-Lo

7-3 12 PM #62B The Little One for One Drop $1,111

Unlimited re-entry first four levels

7-3 4 PM #64 PLO $10,000

7-5 12 PM #65A NLHE Main Event $10,000

Winner to receive $10,000,000

7-6 12 PM #65B NLHE Main Event $10,000

7-7 12 PM #65C NLHE Main Event $10,000

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