Free Tickets to the 2013 WSOP Main Event.

2013 World Series Of Poker Main Event.

wsop2013The Main Event Final Table will be  played November 4th and 5th on ESPN. In the next 40 days PokerRyan is going to try to get you as familiar as possible with the November Nine and all things 2013 WSOP.

There are only 9 players left playing for over $26,000,000 with the winner taking home a whopping $8,359,531.
The Main Event had 6,352 registered players in 2013, after fees and things the prize pool ends up at a healthy  $59,708,800.

If you plan on watching  November 4th and 5th there are somethings you should know. First, no matter what ESPN tells you the event won’t be live. While you will get to see every hand on TV, it will be delayed. The only way to see the event live is to do so in person at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tickets are available free on the day of the event. If you would like to be there live get to the Rio early on November 4th and or 5th because tickets are on a first come first serve basis. I have heard that players friends and families get first choice of seats but after they bust out more tickets and seats become available.

I have attended the event a number of times and there is nothing like seeing a few people win millions of dollars live and in person. If you have thought about attending in the past or would like to do so before they start charging for the event I suggest you do so this year.

Where do Pro Poker Players Play in Las Vegas?

Everyone wants to know where the pros play poker in Las Vegas. Please vote where you think the most pros play so fellow poker players can sit down with pros or just see them playing at the tables when they come to town. If you see someone or want to share more information please help a few play money poker pros see the big boys.

2011 WSOP Main Event winner will win $8,700,000

2011 World Series of Poker main event winner will receive a top prize of $8.7 million. A total of 6,865 players entered this year, the biggest event in poker , and one player will walk away with a boatload of money and the most prestigious bracelet of all.

This years world series has become the  third-largest tournament in WSOP history (the 2006 and 2010 WSOP main events were larger).The turnout has been the most commonly discussed item at the WSOP among players, fans and the tournament staff. After “Black Friday,” it was assumed that the WSOP would struggle to find the players as a significant amount of money was locked up in poker sites. To make sure the tournament was successful the WSOP offered as many satellites to the Main Event as possible. The strategy paid off making this years WSOP a huge success already.

Here’s a look at the final table payouts:

1. $8,711,956
2. $5,430,928
3. $4,019,635
4. $3,011,665
5. $2,268,909
6. $1,720,396
7. $1,313,851
8. $1,009,910
9. $782,115

The final 693 players will be guaranteed at least $19,359.

As a whole, the 58-event tournament series attracted 75,672 entries, creating the largest prize pool in WSOP history: $191,999,010. For the seventh consecutive year, the WSOP generated a total prize pool of more than $100 million.

Jason Alexander Survives Day 1A of WSOP Main Event

The 2011 World Series of Poker main event started on Thursday. The largest event of the WSOP began among constant industry concerns after all the crises that have emerged from the Black Friday indictments, but turnout during the first 57 events at the WSOP had been record-setting with the main event being no different.

Former world champions Greg Raymer (2004 Champion) and Jerry Yang (best known for being the co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc) busted on day one bring their WSOP to an early end this year. However, Comedian Jason Alexander best known for his role as George Costanza on the TV series Seinfeld , ended the day with 63,150 in chips. Alexander has made his presence known over the past few main events, but has yet to cash.

 

Unofficial chip leaders after day 1A

1. Fred Berger (209,500)
2. Shane Sigsbee (182,600)
3. Kyle Burnside (159,050)
4. Cedric Annen (155,400)
5. Lynne Mitchnick (145,675)

6. David Diaz (139,150)
7. Chris MacFarland (135,350)
8. Philipp Gruissem (133,050)
9. Greg Kaplan (129,175)
10. Brendan Taylor (128,000)

2011 WSOP Main Event – 10K U PLAY

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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Doyle Brunson to Sit Out 2011 WSOP Main Event – “No Main Event for Me”

The $10,000 Main Event of the 2011 World Series of Poker shuffles up this week, thousands of poker players are expected to take part in the biggest poker tournament in the world, there will be a noticeable missing link at the Rio this year. Doyle Brunson will not be in attendance.

One of only eighteen living members of the Poker Hall of Fame, Brunson announced Monday morning via Twitter that he will be sitting out the No-Limit Hold’em World Championship this year, tweeting, “No main event for me.”  In the same tweet, he took a shot at the United States Department of Justice for its actions against online poker, adding, “maybe the DOJ will stake me.”

Brunson’s decision is not being made because of lack of funds. Responding to many of comments, Brunson said, “Tx for all the tweets about my skipping the main event. It’s not about money, I’ve lost a lot of passion for the game since Black Friday.”

Brunson hasn’t had much success in big tournaments in the past few years. He placed 24th in May’s World Poker Tour Championship, 18th in last December’s WPT event that bear’s his name (2010 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic), 17th in the 2009 WSOP-Europe Main Event, and made the final table in the 2009 WSOP Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo event.

Doyle Brunson has won ten WSOP gold bracelets, tied with Jonny Chan for second all-time. He won his last bracelet in 2005, when he won the $5,000 Short Handed No-Limit Hold’em event. He started his bracelet run by winning five from 1976 through 1978, including back-to-back Main Event championships in 1976 and 1977.

There is no indication, however, that “Texas Dolly” will stop playing cash games.  In fact, he responded to a Twitter follower by saying that he was not quitting live poker. All told, Brunson has won over $6 million in his live tournament career, placing him 39th on the all-time money list.

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The Top 10 Best Las Vegas Poker Rooms – PokerRyans Picks

When heading to Las Vegas to play poker there are many things you must take into consideration before you hit the poker table. Perks are huge and if your are going to play for along time you have to get a players card and clock in. Service from casino staff in the poker room, the cocktail waitress rounds, the type of players playing in the games, and the games offered all should go into your decision when picking where to play poker in Las Vegas. Below I have listed my top ten places to play poker in Las Vegas.

1.   The Venetian’s Poker Room

The Venetian’s poker room opened in 2006, and is 11,000 square-feet in size with 39 poker tables in a non-smoking environment, with 7  separate high-stakes poker tables. Whether your preferred to play Texas Hold ‘Em, Stud, or Omaha the Venetian is the place to play in Vegas. The Venetian also hosts a great number of conferences that bring in a lot of poor players with fat bankrolls and limited skills. However beware there are a lot of sharks and full-time players in the mix as well. Great customer service with friendly staff makes playing here a dream. Cocktail waitresses serve Fiji water bottles and cocktails regularly. Players club rewards players with $1 for every hour that is played at the table. This may not seem like a huge deal but you will be thankful to get free food with your players club card after you play for 10-15 hours. All of these little extras make the Venetian number one on this list of best places to play poker in Las Vegas.

The Venetian has tournaments that start every day at 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm, except on Saturday, when it has a 12 pm tournament.Sunday through Thursday, the buy-in for the 12 pm tournament is a freezeout that will cost you $340, and the 8 pm tournament has a $110 + 15 buy-in with one $50 rebuy allowed. Friday and Saturday, the 12 pm tourney’s price goes up to $550, and the Friday night tournament is $200. All info is subject to change.

2. The Belagio Poker Room

Within its 7,000 square feet are 40 tables and two high-limit areas, the most prominent of which is Bobby’s Room – an exclusive two-table enclave named in honor of 1978 World Series of Poker Champion and MGM Resorts International Chief Design and Construction Officer, Bobby Baldwin. For your ultimate enjoyment, this smoke-free Vegas hot spot also includes 24-hour table-side dining, complimentary beverage service, safe deposit boxes, a full-service cashier cage, overhead state-of-the-art music system, eight 32″ television monitors, and 11 42″ plasma screens. To further inspire your game, the walls are adorned with artwork depicting past Bellagio tournaments and World Poker Tour events, as well as a LeRoy Neiman-commissioned painting of high-stakes poker greats.

3. The MGM Grand Poker Room

The MGM Grand poker room is one of the easiest to find poker rooms in a Vegas casino, and because of that, it’s got a lot of new players sitting down and a very lively atmosphere. Even the local customers tend towards the fun side, and I always have a good time sitting at one of their 22 non-smoking tables. If you need a break from action going over to the Lion Den is a good way to blow off steam if one of the many new players busts you on a bad call. Free Poker lessons available daily at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm. Tableside massage services available daily by licensed massage therapists for $1 a minute let poker players unwind when they win big. Surrounded by the Centrifuge bar, Studio 54, and the Race and Sports Book, the Poker Room is the perfect location for players looking for fun and excitement into the wee hours of the night. The customer service here is so great if you requested a treadmill while playing I am sure they would figure it out.

4. The Wynn Poker Room

The Wynn Poker Room is one of the newest, fanciest rooms on the Strip. The mix of games spread is similar to the Bellagio, and both have automatic card shufflers, great atmospheres, and excellent dealers. If you have enough people to take up a table, they will let you play almost anything. Twenty six poker tables offer players a wide range of games and skill levels. Great website allows players to see what games are going on in real time as well as if there is a wait or not. The Wynn Poker Room can also be found on Facebook & Twitter updating patrons with all of the latest poker news in real time.

5. Binions Poker Room

If you want to play poker in Vegas with some history attached to it, you have to go to Binions, birthplace of the World Series of Poker. The red wallpapered room is huge and has over 70 tables, including a ‘feature table’ where they hold the final table of their daily and other tournaments. Limit Hold’em starts at just $2/4 here, and they have all types of player with all types of different skill levels and blinds so everyone can find a game. Historic photos are spaced around the room with eleven 42 and 50-inch plasma televisions for player viewing and entertainment. The Binion’s Gallery of Champions and Poker Hall of Fame are located in the upscale concierge area, where available games are presented on electronic boards. The new room is flanked by two full-service bars featuring cocktails and video poker.

6. The Mirage Poker Room

The action is great at the Mirage, and they deal a variety of limits and games at their room. They also have no-limit and limit Hold’em tournaments. The biggest downside to the room is that while their poker room is non-smoking, the rest of the casino is smoke-filled. The poker room ended up being extremely smoky, especially on the end of the poker room adjacent to the Sports Book. However it is a fun and relaxed environment that should be seen by poker enthusiast. A lot of giveaways and jackpots are given to people who hit Quads, strait flushes and royal flushes. $250 just for sitting at a poker table where a royal flush is flopped. Even win up to $150 if you lose with pocket aces everyday from 8am to 1pm. Also bad beat jackpots allow for money to be made even when you lose. Kinda like free poker.

7. Caesars Poker Room

Caesars Palace’s remarkable 8,500-square-foot main Poker Room also features an adjacent 6,000-square-foot Tournament Room. With 62 tables, Caesars Palace offers 24-hour poker action both with cash games of all stakes and a full tournament schedule. Caesars Palace is the home of the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship, and the only Las Vegas site for a World Series of Poker Circuit Event. Caesars Palace also hosts the Caesars Classic tournament series every autumn, in addition to our year-round tournament schedule and cash poker action.

8. The Rio Poker Room

The Rio Poker Room is the only Poker Room in Las Vegas to feature 100% certified World Series Of Poker Dealers. In addition to Hold ‘Em the Rio’s Poker Room enthusiastically spreads every poker game you want to play, such as 7 Card Stud, Stud/8, Omaha, Omaha/8, Pot Limit Omaha, Badugi, 2-7 Triple Draw, A-5 Triple Draw and just about any poker game you can think of. We also offer Daily No Limit Hold ‘Em tournaments.With non-stop action and limits for everybody from beginners to seasoned pros, even the most discriminating players are bound to find a perfectly suited hand. The Rio Poker Room is conveniently located next to the Race & Sports Book. Park in the Carnival World Buffet surface lot for ultra easy access.

9. The Aria Poker Room

ARIA has a spacious 24-table card room that offers live poker games in a wide range of limits, from 1-3 No Limit Hold’em to the highest limits being played in the world today. ARIA will feature a wide array of cash games including but not limited to Texas Limit and No Limit Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, Pot Limit Omaha, 2-7 Triple Draw, Badugi, Omaha 8 or Better, Chinese Poker, and various mixed games. The setting is perfect for enjoying great poker action that is safe, friendly and smoke-free. The dealers are trained to run the games professionally, while the management team and poker rules are your assurance that our games uphold the highest standards of integrity and fair play. Aria is the newest hot spot for playing poker in Vegas!

10. The Orleance Poker Room

Newly remodeled and enhanced with state-of-the art furnishings and plasma screens, the poker room at the Orleans is tucked away off the strip but still a great place to play. With 36 poker tables and games ranging from $2 – $4 up to $8 – $16 going 24 hours a day. If you have to play off the strip make the Orleance one of the places you play.