World Series adds new poker event

Jan 16, 2006 12:57 AM

The World Series of Poker has added a new, $50,000 buy-in HORSE contest to its tournament schedule that will be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino this summer.

The addition of the high buy-in contest — a combination of no-limit hold’em, Omaha, razz, stud and stud eight or better — marks the first time the World Series of Poker will offer an event with a buy-in of more than $10,000.

"We’ve heard from a number of players that a high buy-in event will enhance the World Series of Poker," said Jeffrey Pollack, commissioner of the World Series of Poker and vice president of sports and entertainment marketing for Harrah’s Operating Company, Inc. "We agree, and this schedule addition is an example of how we are innovating to build on the tradition and heritage of the tournament. This summer, one player will make poker history and win the first-ever World Series of Poker bracelet in a $50,000 event."

The 2006 World Series of Poker will consist of 45 individual poker tournaments between June 25 and August 10 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. Buy-ins for the individual events will range from $500 to $50,000, with the cost of entering the championship event — the no-limit hold’em world championship — remaining at $10,000.

In another customer-service enhancement, World Series of Poker officials will allow players entering the main event to choose their start dates, as long as seats are available on the selected dates.

The main event will seat up to 2,000 entrants each day from July 28-31 to accommodate what is expected to be another record field. In 2005, 5,619 entrants to the main event played their first rounds over a three-day period.

The complete schedule for the 2006 World Series of Poker follows.

 

June 25 Satellites and Live Action Begin

June 26 Casino Employee No-Limit 500.00

June 27 No-Limit Hold’em 1,500.00

June 28 Pot Limit Hold’em 1,500.00

June 29 Limit Hold’em 1,500.00

June 30 No-Limit Hold’em-Short Handed 2,500.00

July 1 No-Limit Hold’em 2,000.00

July 2 Limit Hold’em 3,000.00

July 3 Omaha Hi-Low Split 2,000.00

July 4 No-Limit Hold’em 5,000.00

July 5 Seven Card Stud 1,500.00

July 6 Limit Hold’em 1,500.00

July 6 Omaha Hi-Low Split 5,000.00

July 7 No-Limit Hold’em 2,500.00

July 8 No-Limit Hold’em w/re-buys 1,000.00

July 9 Ladies Event No-Limit Hold’em 1,000.00

July 9 Pot Limit Omaha 10,000.00

July 10 No-Limit Hold’em 1,000.00

July 11 Pot Limit Hold’em 2,000.00

July 12 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em 1,000.00

July 12 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball 5,000.00

July 13 No-Limit Hold’em-Short Handed 2,500.00

July 14 No-Limit Hold’em 2,000.00

July 15 Limit Hold’em 3,000.00

July 15 Omaha Hi-Low Split 3,000.00

July 16 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 2,000.00

July 17 Pot Limit Omaha 1,500.00

July 18 No-Limit Hold’em 1,500.00

July 19 Seven Card Stud 5,000.00

July 19 Pot Limit Hold’em 2,500.00

July 20 No-Limit Hold’em-Short Handed 5,000.00

July 21 No-Limit Hold’em 2,000.00

July 22 Pot Limit Hold’em 5,000.00

July 22 Seven Card Razz 1,500.00

July 23 No-Limit Hold’em 1,000.00

July 24 Seven Card Hi-Low Split 1,000.00

July 24 Limit Hold’em Shootout 1,500.00

July 25 No-Limit Hold’em 1,500.00

July 25 H.O.R.S.E. 50,000.00

July 26 Satellite Day

July 27 Media/Celebrity Event and Satellite Day

July 28 No-Limit Texas Hold’em 10,000.00

World Championship Event

July 28 Day 1 A 2000 play down to 800

July 29 Day 1B 2000 play down to 800

July 30 Day 1C 2000 play down to 800

July 31 Day 1D 2000 play down to 800

August 1 A + B 1600 to 700

August 2 C + D 1600 to 700

August 3 Day off for main event

August 3 No-Limit Hold’em 1,000.00

August 4 ABCD Play 1400 down to 600

August 5 Play 600 down to 300

August 5 No-Limit Hold’em 1,500.00

August 6 Play 300 down to 150

August 6 No-Limit Hold’em 1,500.00

August 7 Play 150 down to 60

August 7 No-Limit Hold’em 1,500.00

August 8 Play 60 down to 27

August 8 No-Limit Hold’em 1,500.00

August 9 Play 27 down to 9

August 9 No-Limit Hold’em 1,500.00

August 10 Final Table

 

For the No-Limit Texas Hold’em World Championship Event #39, players may request their first day of play.

Based on availability, they will be placed by their preferences during the registration or pre-registration process.

There will be a Lifestyle Show that begins on July 2 and concludes on July 31. This is a poker type convention open to the public.

Single Table Satellites, Super Satellites and Live Action begin on June 25.

Super Satellite Schedule:

$230 Super Satellites will take place daily at 3 PM.

$1060 Mega Super Satellites will take place nightly at 7 PM.

Super Satellite Days on July 26 and July 27:

$230 Buy-In Super Satellite will take place at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

$1060 Buy-In Mega Super Satellite will take place at 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

Second Chance Tournament:

$540 Buy-In No-Limit Hold’em tournaments will take place daily at 5:00 PM.

$225 Buy-In No-Limit Hold’em tournaments will take place nightly at 11:00

PM.

The following percentages will be withheld from the Buy-In for each event:

Buy-In Take-Out

$500.00 10%

$ 1,000.00 9%

$ 1,500.00 9%

$ 2,000.00 9%

$ 2,500.00 8%

$ 3,000.00 8%

$ 5,000.00 6%

$10,000.00 6%

All winners will be required to show a valid picture ID and must provide an Individual Tax Identification Number.