2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #54: 10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT Championship
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino - Thursday, July 3, 2008 to Monday, July 14, 2008
RESULTS / CHIP COUNTS  |  TOURNAMENT UPDATES  |  STRUCTURE  

 
LEVEL ANTE BLINDS
1 - $50-$100
2 - $100-$200
3 - $150-$300
4 $25 $150-$300
5 $50 $200-$400
END OF DAYS 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D
6 $50 $250-$500
7 $75 $300-$600
Remove $25 Chips
8 $100 $400-$800
9 $100 $500-$1,000
10 $200 $600-$1,200
11 $200 $800-$1,600
12 $300 $1,000-$2,000
13 $300 $1,200-$2,400
14 $400 $1,500-$3,000
Remove $100 Chips
15 $500 $2,000-$4,000
16 $500 $2,500-$5,000
Remove $500 Chips
17 $1,000 $3,000-$6,000
18 $1,000 $4,000-$8,000
19 $1,000 $5,000-$10,000
20 $2,000 $6,000-$12,000
21 $2,000 $8,000-$16,000
22 $3,000 $10,000-$20,000
23 $3,000 $12,000-$24,000
24 $4,000 $15,000-$30,000
Remove $1,000 Chips
25 $5,000 $20,000-$40,000
26 $5,000 $25,000-$50,000
27 $10,000 $30,000-$60,000
28 $10,000 $40,000-$80,000
29 $10,000 $50,000-$100,000
30 $15,000 $60,000-$120,000
31 $20,000 $80,000-$160,000
32 $30,000 $100,000-$200,000
33 $30,000 $120,000-$240,000
34 $40,000 $150,000-$300,000
Remove $5,000 Chips
35 $50,000 $200,000-$400,000
36 $50,000 $250,000-$500,000
37 $75,000 $300,000-$600,000
Remove $25,000 Chips
38 $100,000 $400,000-$800,000
39 $150,000 $500,000-$1,000,000
40 $200,000 $600,000-$1,200,000
41 $200,000 $800,000-$1,600,000
42 $300,000 $1,000,000-$2,000,000
43 $300,000 $1,200,000-$2,400,000
44 $400,000 $1,500,000-$3,000,000
45 $500,000 $2,000,000-$4,000,000
46 $500,000 $2,500,000-$5,000,000
47 $1,000,000 $3,000,000-$6,000,000


Play will begin on days 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D at 12 pm.
All Levels will last 120 minutes.
Players may select their first day of play until that day based upon availability
Play will continue on day 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D until the completion of level 5.
Dinner will be after 3 levels of play each day and will last 90 minutes.
Day 2A -Remaining players from Days 1A & 1B will be combined together and resume play at 12 PM, on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, and play 5 levels.
Day 2B -Remaining players from Days 1C & 1D will be combined together and resume play at 12 PM, on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, and play 5 levels.
Day 3 -Remaining players from Days 2A & 2B will be combined together and resume play at 12 PM, on Thursday, July 10, 2008, and play 5 levels.
Day 4 - Play will continue at 12 PM, on Friday, July 11, 2008, and play 5 levels.
Day 5 - Play will continue at 12 PM, on Saturday, July 12, 2008, and play 5 levels.
Day 6 - Play will continue at 12 PM, on Sunday, July 13, 2008 and play down to 27 players.
Day 7 - Play will continue at 12 PM, on Monday, July 14, 2008 and play down to 9 players.
Day 8 - Players will play down from 9 to 2 on Sunday, November 9, 2008.
Day 9 - Play heads up until champion is crowned on Monday, November 10, 2008.
Adjustments may be made to the number of levels played each day.

Players begin with $20,000 in Tournament Chips. All levels will last 120 minutes. Breaks will be every level and last 20 minutes. The Rio reserves the right to alter or change the schedule in order to play the tournament in the above mentioned timeframe. 4.2% of the total entry pool will be withheld for entry fees, and 1.8% of the total entry pool will be withheld for tournament staff.

2007 Reigning CHAMPION
JERRY YANG $8,250,000
2006 Entries 6,358



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