Kobe Bryant invited to WSOP

Many online poker players yesterday heard that Kobe Bryant has been invited to play at WSOP (World Series of Poker) in tribute to the late Lakers Owner, Jerry Buss, who sadly passed away on February 18th, 2013.

Posting on Twitter on June 10th, WSOP (@wsop) said:

“Poker misses Dr. Buss. Game. Class. We invite @kobebryant to play in tribute. #sharksvsmamba” – although, sadly, Kobe Bryant then took to Twitter to reply to the request saying ” @wsop Thanks for the invite, means a lot. Doc says no go. I’ll be there in spirit, no bluff. Dr. Buss, best owner ever.”

Kobe Bryant talks to WSOPUnfortunately, Kobe had to decline the special invite due to doctor’s orders, but said he’ll be there “in spirit”

WSOP 2013 will continue through until July 15th 2013 in Nevada, boasting 62 bracelet events (one more than last year). Read the various Poker Reviews at poker.gamble.co.uk for help on choosing where to play online.

 

2013 WSOP Schedule Announced

The Schedule for the 2013 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) has been announced.

I, along with many other Poker Players have been expecting the announcement for some time, and finally Caesars Entertainment and official WSOP came forward on February 15th to put us out of our misery.
The 44th annual WSOP is going to run from May 29th through to July 15th, 2013.
With three months until the event kicks off, we have plenty of time to improve our play and ready ourselves for the challenge!

The event starts on May 29th, and is going to consist of 62 events, with a lot of focus no doubt being put on the $10,000 Championship Event. According to the news article on wsop.com, the “November Nine” is to go ahead again, starting on July 15th, and then will be played on November 4th and 5th.

WSOP 2013 Dates

WSOP 2013 Dates announced – May 29th – July 16th Source: http://www.masterspokerclub.com/the-WSOP-2013-dates-are-set-n169

The event I personally am most looking forward to is the Millionaire Maker, or ‘Event #6’ that starts on June 1st. I think it’s going to attract a lot of media attention and get a lot of players interested, as the winner receives a guaranteed $1 million regardless of how many people enter the event.
Of course, the famous Casino Employees Event is going ahead this year, and is going to commence on May 29th, the day it all kicks off.

Sadly. after the success of 2012’s “Big One For One Drop” event, it has been confirmed that it won’t be making an appearance this year, although after talking to people on Twitter and through various news articles online, it is heavily speculated that it will be returning in 2014. This year though, there will be two smaller versions, the “One Drop High Roller” and the “Little One For One Drop” which will apparently feature a $111,111 and $1,111 buy-in respectively.

A different tournament that is said not to be appearing in this year’s WSOP, but could possibly make an appearance in the future, is the Open Face Chinese Poker, not much has been mentioned about it online, but i will be keeping an eye out and updating as more news is released, in the mean time, read the How To Play guide of Open Face Chinese Poker at CardPlayer.com

2013 WSOP Dates Announced

2013 World Series Of Poker Schedule Released

Some of you may be asking, When does WSOP 2013 start? Well we have the answers right here:

The schedule for the 2013 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) has been announced as being similar to that of the 2012 schedule.
Starting on Wednesday 29th May, the traditional first tournament – the Casino Employees No Limit Hold ‘Em Event is also likely to start on the same day.

WSOP 2013 will run for a total of 49 consecutive days, ending with the elimination of the 10th place finish of the $10,000 No-Limit Hold ‘Em Main Event on July 16th 2013, and therefore setting up the final table.
Expected to continue the new tradition, it is thought that the Main Event will be delayed until the ‘November Nine‘ reunite in the Autumn.

WSOP 2013

The Main Event will last over a week, starting on Sunday 7th July. As of yet, the day by day schedule is still not 100% known, however it is expected to be very similar to that of 2012’s.
The 2013 World Series Of Poker will be approximately 60 events (61 in 2012), including the Ladies and Seniors Events.
A press release by WSOP said that the weekends would be favoured for No Limit Hold ‘Em events, probably as this is the most convenient time for people to get to The Rio to take part. This year (2012), there were 17 different NL Hold ‘Em events that started on a weekend.
One of the 17 events was The Big One for One Drop, the $1 million buy in event in which one ninth of the buy in went straight to charity. This event will not appear in 2013, but is said to be returning for the 2014 WSOP.
A WSOP record breaking amount was created in the 2012 World Series Of Poker, $222 million was the prize pool created by the 74,766 poker players registering for the event.