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The Plan For WSOP 2013

February 18, 2013 at 3:08 PM | by | Comments (4)

The plan for this year's World Series of Poker (WSOP) event is out. The WSOP setup is usually similar to previous years with a few tweaks to make it better. This year, the WSOP will take place May 29 through July 15. Once again, it will be spread out through the Rio convention area with a record 62 events.

One of the bigger changes to this year's WSOP is that the massive Big One for One Drop with a $1 million buy-in will be scratched and replaced with two, smaller One Drop events with smaller buy-in's. The payout still may be over $1 million, but that isn't guaranteed. Here are some highlights besides the Main Event (That's the one on TV):

· The tournament's opening weekend will have the Millionaire Maker, a $1,500 buy-in, no limit hold 'em event that allows a single re-entry and guarantees the winner $1 million.

· The two One Drop events include the "One Drop High Roller" on June 26, which has a $111,111 buy-in for the no limit hold 'em event. The Rio will donate its 3 percent house fees to the One Drop organization.

· On July 3, the "Little One for One Drop" will feature a $1,111 buy-in no limit hold 'em event that allows unlimited re-entries for eliminated players. One Drop will received $111 from each buy-in.

· The $50,000 buy-in "Poker Players Championship," an eight-game mixed event, kicks off June 30. The winner earns a gold bracelet and has his or her name added to the Chip Reese Trophy.

Many people consider the Main Event the WSOP and don't realize that there are so many more events with less entrants. The buy-in for the Main Event No Limit Hold 'em World Championship remains at $10,000. The Main Event begins on July 6 and runs through July 15 when the final table of nine is determined. The November Nine returns this year since the final table takes place in November at the Rio.

If you're a Total Rewards member, you'll be able to get discounts on rooms and may be able to supplement a buy-in with your points. Check the Total Rewards WSOP page for more information.

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The big story this year

The ladies' event in recent years has had what the organizers felt were unacceptably high numbers of men entering. The WSOP is attempting to fix that by raising the buy in from $1,000 to $10,000 but giving women a $9,000 discount on their entry fees.

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Great idea if they can implement the discount.  If they can't prevent men from entering though I wonder if they can legally get away with a women's only discount?  Will be lots of debate I'm sure.

Thanks for the tip!

Discounts

Interesting concept. That's a very Caesars way of doing things.

More info on this

WSOP is definitely charging different rates for ladies tournament entry fees but it's not a discount.

Men buy in for $10K with 9K going to the prize pool. Women buy in for $1K with $900 going to the prize pool.

All entrants begin with 3K chips.

I believe this is done to keep men entering a tournament for women. Last year men we cross dressing so they could be involved which made a mockery of the event.

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