Monday, October 25, 2004

2005 WSOP schedule

Here is the press release from Harrah's today anouncing the 2005 WSOP schedule. As you can see it is jam packed with events this year.

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 25 -- For 35 years, the World Series of Poker has been an all-Las Vegas affair. But in 2005, the road to poker's ultimate championship begins in Atlantic City. From January 7-18, Harrah's Atlantic City will host the premier event of the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit, a series of five poker tournaments hosted by Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. The tournaments will precede the 36th Annual World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

"In 2005, the World Series of Poker begins its evolution from a month-long special event into a year-round sport," said Ginny Shanks, senior vice president of acquisition marketing for Harrah's. "The road to the WorldSeries of Poker Championship will be a challenging and arduous one. But unlike professional football, basketball, golf or auto racing, even the greenest of amateurs can mount a challenge for the title."

Players will earn points based on their performance in the circuit tournaments and the World Series of Poker. The top 100 point-earners will receive a free invitation to the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, where a single winner will take home a top prize of $2 million. Following the January tournament in Atlantic City, the Tournament Circuit will make stops at Harrah's Rincon near San Diego (February 20-March 1), the Rio (March 12-22), Harveys Lake Tahoe (April 26-May 10) and Harrah's NewOrleans (May 21-30). Each of the events will be taped and aired on ESPN.

The 36th Annual World Series of Poker is scheduled to begin June 2, and will run through July 15. An estimated 5,000 players are expected to participate in the $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas hold 'em Championship, double the number that competed in 2004. To accommodate the large expected field of participants, most of the 2005 World Series of Poker will be held at the Rio, though the final two days of the championship tournament will be held at Binion's Horseshoe in downtown LasVegas. The 2005 Tournament of Champions will take place soon after the conclusion of the World Series of Poker Championship event, and will be held at the Rio.

For additional information, call 1-877-367-9767, or visit Various subsidiaries of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. own or manage 28 casinos in the United States, primarily under the Harrah's and Horseshoebrand names. Founded 66 years ago, Harrah's Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its valued customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Additional information about Harrah's Entertainment is available at

2005 World Series of Poker Schedule of Events

Date Tournament Buy-In
June 2, Thursday Casino Employee No-limit Hold'em $500
June 3, Friday No-limit Hold'em $1,500
June 4, Saturday Pot-limit Hold'em $1,500
June 5, Sunday Limit Hold'em $1,500
June 6, Monday Omaha Hi-low Split $1,500
June 7, Tuesday Short Handed (6/table)No-limit Hold'em $2,500
June 8, Wednesday No-limit Hold'em w/rebuys $1,000
June 9, Thursday Seven Card Stud $1,500
June 10, Friday No-limit Hold'em $2,000
June 11, Saturday Limit Hold'em $2,000
June 12, Sunday Pot-limit Hold'em $2,000
June 13, Monday Pot-limit Omaha w/re-buys $2,000
June 14, Tuesday No-limit Hold'em $5,000
June 15, Wednesday Seven Card Stud Hi-low Split $1,000
June 16, Thursday Limit Hold'em Shootout $1,500
June 17, Friday No-limit Hold'em Shootout $1,500
June 18, Saturday Limit Hold'em $2,500
June 19, Sunday Seven Card Stud Hi-low Split $2,000
June 19, Sunday Pot Limit Omaha $1,500
June 20, Monday Pot-limit Hold'em $5,000
June 21, Tuesday Omaha Hi-low Split $2,500
June 22, Wednesday No-limit Hold'em $1,500
June 23, Thursday Seven Card Stud $5,000
June 24, Friday No-Limit Hold'em $2,500
June 25, Saturday Pot-limit Hold'em $2,500
June 26, Sunday Ladies No-limit Hold'em $1,000
June 26, Sunday Pot-limit Omaha w/re-buys $5,000
June 27, Monday Limit Hold'em $5,000
June 28, Tuesday No-limit Hold'em $2,000
June 29, Wednesday Seven Card Razz $1,500
June 29, Wednesday Short handed (6/table) No-limit Hold'em $5,000
June 30, Thursday Omaha hi-low split $5,000
July 1, Friday No-limit Hold'em $3,000
July 2, Saturday Seniors No-Limit Hold'em $1,000
July 2, Saturday Pot-limit Omaha $10,000
July 3, Sunday Limit Hold'em $3,000
July 4, Monday No-limit Hold'em w/re-buys $1,000
July 5, Tuesday Super satellite day (10a.m./3p.m./8p.m.) $1,000
July 5, Tuesday No-limit 2 to 7 Draw Lowball w/re-buys $5,000
July 6, Wednesday Super satellite day (9a.m./2p.m./9p.m.)
July 6, Wednesday Media/Celebrity Event

No Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship: Date Tournament Buy-In

July 7, Thursday Day 1A, First 1,000 - 2,200 play to 500-650 $10,000
July 8, Friday Day 1B, Second 1,000 - 2,200 play to 500-650
July 9, Saturday Day 1C, Third 1,000 - 2,200 play to 500-650
July 10, Sunday Day 2, Play down to 500-1,000
July 11, Monday Day 3, Play down to 200-400
July 11, Monday No-limit Hold'em 1-day event $1,500
July 12, Tuesday Day 4, Play down to 100-150
July 12, Tuesday No-limit Hold'em 1-day event $1,000
July 13, Wednesday Day 5, Play down to 27
July 13, Wednesday No-limit Hold'em 1-day event $1,000
July 14, Thursday Day 6, Play down to 9 (Binion's Horseshoe)
July 15, Friday Day 7, Final table (Binion's Horseshoe)


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