The moment poker players, poker fans and ESPN wait for all year is finally here. The Superbowl of poker allows some fans or anyone with ten thousands bucks the chance to sit down with the best poker players in the world.
The $10,000 buy-in World Series of Poker Main Event begins today at noon, poker players from all over the world including over 100 countries all congregate at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in pursuit, of the Poker World Champion Bracelet, and about 8 million bucks.
The first of four starting days is set for Thursday, July 7 at 12 noon. This day is officially classified as Day 1A on the schedule. Players will play 10 hours, consisting of 5 two-hour levels. With a 90-minute dinner break and 20-minute breaks after each level, players can expect a full 13 hour day from start to finish.
Poker Players who don’t start on Thursday, can still sign up and play on Friday, July 8, Saturday, July 9 or the last starting day — Sunday, July 10.
As was the case last year, Days 1A and 1C will combine to return on Day 2A. Thus, Days 1B and 1D will return on Tuesday, July 12 — known officially as Day 2B.
Once play hits Day 3, which will be on Thursday, July 14, players will begin at 12 noon each day and play four two-hour levels. Play is expected to end at around 11 pm nightly. Registration remains open through the first two levels of each starting day. Which means players have until 4:40 pm each of the first four starting days to register and begin play that day.
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