Though the 2012 WSOP Main Event is still very fresh in our minds and no doubt the players’ minds too, Caesars have already disclosed the dates of next year’s tournament. They haven’t actually revealed the full schedule as of yet but have let us all in to the date that the tournament will start, the date the Main Event will kick-off and confirmation that the final table of the Main Event will again be held in November.
The 44th World Series Of Poker will start on the 29th of May, with the tournament being hosted at the Rio All-Suite Casino. It will run for 49 consecutive days with the final day on the 16th of July being used to establish the remaining nine players who will be on the final table of the Main Event.
The Main Event will actually start on the 7th of July and last a total of ten days; the final nine will then have to wait until November before they discover if they have what it takes to win the biggest event in poker.
There is expected to be around 60 events in total, whilst there will be the usual cash games going on alongside the events. They will again aim to focus on the No Limit Hold’em for the weekend action, with it obviously being the biggest draw for fans, during the week will be where most of the other variations of poker are to be played.
The Year Just Gone!
In the WSOP of 2012 there was a massive $222 million given out in prize money which was spread across 61 events, this was a record for the WSOP which they hope will again be broken in 2013. The winner of the Main Event was Greg Merson who beat a relatively unknown final table of players to the $8,531,853.
The November Nine “Myth” Dispelled!
Over the past few weeks there had been rumours surfacing that the WSOP will abandon the long delay between the players reaching the final table in the Main Event and having them play straight through, yet that rumour has quickly been put to bed.
Many players don’t like the idea that you have to wait 4-5 months to see the final table after it has already been established, yet in many ways it has been a great success. It garners more media time for the players that have been skilled enough to get that far whilst also adds to the anticipation.
The final table will again be played out in November, with the players that dislike it seemingly having to put up for it for at least another year.