Just over a month removed from the conclusion of the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event, Harrah’s has released the schedule for the 2010 WSOP, to be held at the Rio in Las Vegas. Beginning May 27th, the annual poker festival will once again consist of 57 gold bracelet events, culminating with the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship (Main Event).
Highlights of the 2010 WSOP include:

  • The new $50,000 Player’s Championship, an eight-game mixed event, which replaces the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event of the last few years. Games include Limit Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Razz , Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha, and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball. The winner will receive the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy, as was the case with the H.O.R.S.E. event. And, like when Reese won the inaugural $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event in 2006, the final table will be strictly No-Limit Hold’em.
  • Two other events will be run for the first time: $25,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em and $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
  • The physical size of the WSOP keeps growing. In 2010, the Series will be played in both the Amazon Room and the Pavilion Ballroom, a total of 96,000 square feet. There will be approximately 350 tables allocated for the tournaments.
  • The food tent is no more! Refreshments will now be located in a food court in the Miranda Ballroom.
  • Each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 1:00pm in June, there will be a $550 buy-in, non-bracelet tournament, designed to last just one day.
  • $5,000 Ante Up For Africa Celebrity-Charity Tournament returns for the fourth year.

Registration is already open for the 2010 World Series of Poker. Players can register in person at the Rio or online at wsop.com. Registration will remain open for an event until the start of the third level or until all seats have been sold. In order to avoid the sell out problem that was encountered in the Main Event last year, players will only be able to choose a starting day for the No-Limit Hold’em Championship until a certain day, which has yet to be determined. After that cut-off, starting days will be automatically assigned.
The entire spring/summer portion of the 2010 WSOP will last 51 days, from May 27th through July 17th. Harrah’s will continue the new tradition of pausing the Main Event once the field is narrowed to the final table and bringing the remaining players, the “November Nine”, back in November. This coming year, the November Nine will reconvene to determine a winner November 6th through November 9th.
Jack Link’s Beef Jerky will once again be the presenting sponsor of the World Series of Poker, while Everest Poker will again see its logo on the felt of every table. Jack Link’s supplanted Milwaukee’s Best Light as the presenting sponsor in 2009, while Everest Poker replaced Party Poker in 2008.
No online poker rooms have started 2010 WSOP qualifiers yet, but expect the likes of Party Poker, Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, and, of course, Everest Poker, to  get them going in the near future.
2010 World Series of Poker Schedule
Event Date Time Game Buy-in
1 Fri, May 28th 12:00 PM Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em $500
2 Fri, May 28th 5:00 PM The Player’s Championship $50,000
3 Sat, May 29th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,000
4 Sun, May 30th 5:00 PM Omaha High-Low Split-8 or Better $1,500
5 Mon, May 31st 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,500
6 Tue, Jun 1st 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 players max) $5,000
7 Tue, Jun 1st 5:00 PM 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) $2,500
8 Wed, Jun 2nd 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,500
9 Thu, Jun 3rd 12:00 PM Pot Limit Hold’em $1,500
10 Thu, Jun 3rd 5:00 PM Seven Card Stud Championship $10,000
11 Fri, Jun 4th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,500
12 Fri, Jun 4th 5:00 PM Limit Hold’em $1,500
13 Sat, Jun 5th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,000
14 Sat, Jun 5th 5:00 PM 2-7 Draw Lowball (No Limit) $1,500
15 Sun, Jun 6th 5:00 PM Seven Card Stud High-Low Split-8 or Better Championship $10,000
16 Mon, Jun 7th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed $1,500
17 Tue, Jun 8th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $5,000
18 Wed, Jun 9th 12:00 PM Limit Hold’em $2,000
19 Wed, Jun 9th 5:00 PM 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No Limit) $10,000
20 Thu, Jun 10th 12:00 PM Pot Limit Omaha $1,500
21 Thu, Jun 10th 5:00 PM Seven Card Stud $1,500
22 Fri, Jun 11th 12:00 PM Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship $1,000
23 Fri, Jun 11th 5:00 PM Limit Hold’em Six-Handed $2,500
24 Sat, Jun 12th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,000
25 Sat, Jun 12th 5:00 PM Omaha High-Low Split-8 or Better Championship $10,000
26 Mon, Jun 14th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed $2,500
27 Mon, Jun 14th 5:00 PM Seven Card Stud High-Low-8 or Better $1,500
28 Tue, Jun 15th 12:00 PM Pot Limit Omaha $2,500
29 Tue, Jun 15th 5:00 PM Limit Hold’em Championship $10,000
30 Wed, Jun 16th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,500
31 Wed, Jun 16th 5:00 PM HORSE $1,500
32 Thu, Jun 17th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed $5,000
33 Thu, Jun 17th 5:00 PM Pot Limit Hold’em/Omaha $2,500
34 Fri, Jun 18th 12:00 PM Seniors No Limit Hold’em Championship $1,000
35 Fri, Jun 18th 5:00 PM Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Championship (256 player max) $10,000
36 Sat, Jun 19th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,000
37 Sat, Jun 19th 5:00 PM HORSE $3,000
38 Sun, Jun 20th 5:00 PM Pot Limit Hold’em Championship $10,000
39 Mon, Jun 21st 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 player max) $1,500
40 Mon, Jun 21st 5:00 PM Seven Card Razz $2,500
41 Tue, Jun 22nd 12:00 PM Pot Limit Omaha High-Low Split-8 or Better $1,500
42 Wed, Jun 23rd 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,500
43 Wed, Jun 23rd 5:00 PM HORSE Championship $10,000
44 Thu, Jun 24th 12:00 PM Mixed Hold’em (Limit/No Limit) $2,500
45 Fri, Jun 25th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,500
46 Fri, Jun 25th 5:00 PM Pot Limit Omaha High-Low Split-8 or Better $5,000
47 Sat, Jun 26th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,000
48 Sat, Jun 26th 5:00 PM Mixed Event $2,500
49 Mon, Jun 28th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,500
50 Mon, Jun 28th 5:00 PM Pot Limit Omaha $5,000
51 Tue, Jun 29th 12:00 PM Triple Chance No Limit Hold’em $3,000
52 Wed, Jun 30th 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed $25,000
53 Wed, Jun 30th 5:00 PM Limit Hold’em Shootout $1,500
54 Thu, Jul 1st 12:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $1,000
55 Thu, Jul 1st 5:00 PM Pot Limit Omaha Championship $10,000
56 Fri, Jul 2nd 5:00 PM No Limit Hold’em $2,500
Sat, Jul 3rd 2:00 PM Ante Up For Africa Poker Tournament $5,000
57 Mon, Jul 5th 12:00 PM No-Limit Hold’em Championship (Main Event) Day 1A $10,000
Tue, Jul 6th 12:00 PM No-Limit Hold’em Championship (Main Event) Day 1B
Wed, Jul 7th 12:00 PM No-Limit Hold’em Championship (Main Event) Day 1C
Thur, Jul 8th 12:00 PM No-Limit Hold’em Championship (Main Event) Day 1D
Fri, Jul 9th 1:00 PM Day 2A
Sat, Jul 10th 12:00 PM Day 2B
Sun, Jul 11th Media & Celebrity Charity Event
Mon, Jul 12th 12:00 PM Day 3
Tue, Jul 13th 12:00 PM Day 4
Wed, Jul 14th 12:00 PM Day 5
Thur, Jul 15th 12:00 PM Day 6
Fri, Jul 16th 12:00 PM Day 7 – Play down to 27 players
Sat, Jul 17th 12:00 PM Day 8 – Play down to 9 players
Nov 6th to 9th Final Table

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