Wednesday, February 20, 2013

World Series of Poker schedule released with some interesting tidbits...

The dynamic combo of Al Can't Hand and Dan Michalski's Pokerati offered some of the down and dirty details of the 2013 World Series of Poker schedule, which was released a few days ago.

A few notes:

Does it surprise anyone that Harrah's (or whatever they calls themselves these days...Caesars Entertainment?) offers a $1 million guarantee tournament that fudges on the numbers? The so-called Millionaire Maker to kick-off things in May will have a buy-in of $1,500 with two starting flights on the same day to allow re-entries. Al notes that the payout structure will be adjusted to award the seven-figure top prize so there won't be any overlays on this thing. You'd figure selling some $10 burgers in the Poker Kitchen would cover any unexpected losses for CE in this thing, but I digress...

On the positive side, the brass figured out how to dissuade men from entering the Ladies Championship. The official buy-in is $10,000, but women get a 90 percent discount, ahem, paying $1,000 to enter. Exactly the same as years past! What are the odds?

Lastly, although it's not a bracelet event, the $5,000 Open Face Chinese poker tournament is getting plenty of buzz. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the link to my FTP Poker from the Rail blog post in which I gave Chinese poker a very good chance of returning to the WSOP. Just take my word that I prophesied it!

Will these guys be planning the Chinese poker tournament? Count on it.

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