Dates Confirmed for 2014 World Series of Poker

Dates Confirmed for 2014 World Series of Poker

Friday, 20 December 2013

Organisers of the World Series of Poker have announced details of the 2014 summer spectacular.

The 45th edition of the WSOP will run from 27 May until 14 July with the Rio in Las Vegas hosting the event for the tenth time. The $10,000 World Championship Main Event will run over 10 consecutive days from 5-14 July with a trio of opening flights.

The 2014 WSOP will also see the return of the $1m buy-in Big One for One Drop on Sunday 29 June. The field will be capped at 56 runners with a potential world record-breaking prize of $20m on offer to the winner.

The $1,111 buy-in Little One for One Drop event is also back next year. Last year's event attracted a bumper field of 4,756 players and a huge $4.3 million prize pool with eventual winner Brian Yoon pocketing $663,727. The Little One will be the last No-Limit Hold’em event prior to the WSOP Main Event.

Both tournaments will raise funds for Guy Laliberte's charity which provides clean drinking water in developing countries.

The Series should get off to a flying start with the $1500 Millionaire Maker taking place on the opening Saturday. Benny Chen was last year's millionaire, winning almost $1.2m after outlasting a 6,343 runner field.

“In our 45th year, and tenth at the Rio, we are hard at work to make the 2014 World Series of Poker the biggest and best yet,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We will build it, we hope you will come.”

Organisers will no doubt hope that they will come from the legal online poker markets of Nevada and New Jersey which will be sending qualifiers next year.

The full 2014 World Series of Poker schedule is expected to be released next month.

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