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World Series of Poker Announces Official 2018 Festival Schedule

The World Series of Poker recently officially announced its official schedule for the 2018 summer iteration of the poker festival. The 49th annual poker gathering will be located at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and the end of May is going to welcome all poker enthusiasts willing to become part of the riveting tournaments that it has on offer. There will be a total of 78 events waiting to meet their participants which means that there will be something for everyone.

Beginning on 29th May, the poker action is going to be at top speed with many weeks of tournaments. Every day of the rich schedule provides a wide variety of events suitable for all levels of proficiency. At the same time, everything will be broadcasted as the exclusive rights for televising are given to ESPN. An additional live stream will be available on the platform of PokerGO which will make the access even easier. Jack Effel is the WSOP Tournament Director, and he stated that the various events will provide an entertaining start of the summer for all participants as well as the viewers of the live broadcasts.

An Abundance of Culminating and Special Events

The culminating tournament of the WSOP is going to be the traditional Main Event which is going to commence on 2nd July. The poker tournament is then going to continue well into 14th July providing many days of exciting poker actions for many and generous cashes for the top positions on the leader board. The buy-in is going to amount to $10,000, which is one of the higher buy-ins in the poker festival and this will guarantee a large total prize pool at the end of the event. There will be a total of three starting flights and it was confirmed that the final day for entering the run towards the big cash would be 4th July.

It is expected that 7th July will see all of the flights combine in order to make the game even more interesting as the action approaches the final table. A unique element to the recently published schedule will be the fact that several different tournaments are appointed to begin after the official start of the Main Event. Among them are events to the likings of $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha, $1,500 Mixed 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha tournament which is going to last three days, $1,000 “Double-Stack” No-Limit Hold’em event boasting starting chip stacks amounting to 10,000.

Some of them feature larger buy-ins, some of which the $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship, as well as the $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em. It is going to be the 77th event on the schedule, lasting two days. Following it closely is the last 78th event of the 2018 WSOP festival which is going to be The Big One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em, featuring a buy-in amounting to 1,000,000. The only thing left is to wait and see all the riveting action which is guaranteed to take place during the championship.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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