The World Series of Poker is a card player’s carnival. With every kind of poker imaginable running every hour of the day, it is a circus and sometimes it can be difficult keeping up with all the action. This summer, the WSOP is bigger and better than ever, with $10 million up for grabs for the Main Event winner, the return of the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop, the second-ever Millionaire Maker event, and the first summer of online poker action in Nevada on WSOP.com.
In other words, the 2014 WSOP is going to be one for the record books. We’ll be kicking things off at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino starting at 9am tomorrow when the cage opens up, then the poker action continues through July 14th when the November Nine is set. There are always a lot of questions about the WSOP, many of which are addressed on our FAQ page. There are plenty of highlights on the horizon this summer besides those we've already mentioned too. We've got our first-ever $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha event, the first-ever Dealer's Choice event, where players will have 16 games to choose from, plus the Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em tournament, which offers players ten times the starting stack of your typical bracelet event. All of the dates, times and info on those tournaments is available on the WSOP schedule page.
For those fans at home, here is a helpful guide of how to keep track of all of the action this summer. With as many as six bracelet events running at once, we know it can be hard to find out who’s up and who’s down, who’s in and who’s out. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
WSOP.com Live Updates: For every single bracelet event, we will have live updates from the floor from the first card of Level 1 to the final hand of the final table. You can catch all of the action on WSOP.com in our updates section, which also includes chip counts, results, and end of day reports.
WSOP Scoreboard: This is a new feature on WSOP.com this year. If you don’t time to read all the updates, we’ve got you covered with our new Scoreboard feature, which will give you where each event stands on one screen in one glance.
WSOP Livestreaming: Once again, David Tuchman will be anchoring all of the final table action on the WSOP livestream, which will be running nearly every day this summer. There will be hole cards on a 30 minute delay, commentary from some of the top names in the game, and hundreds of hours of bracelet action. As in past years, there will also be a secondary stream will be available as well with a multi-camera setup, no commentary, and a five-minute delay. The livestreaming schedule is available on WSOP.com.
@WSOP: Want to know what is going on in real time at the Rio? Be sure to give us a follow on Twitter to get all the big news stories right away, including livestream start times, bracelet winners, and breaking info from the floor.
WSOP on Instagram and Facebook: The WSOP is about serious money and competition, but it is also a lot of fun too. If you like hearing about the lighter side of the series, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.
Online Poker from WSOP.com: Many WSOP players will be visiting Nevada this summer and you should know that all of you are eligible to play on WSOP.com. Here’s what you need to know about setting up an account. We will also have WSOP.com deposits available at the cage in the convention center. This summer, the High Roller series is already underway, plus the WSOP.com Online Championship series begins on June 15th and features over $550,000 in guaranteed prize money.
If you are playing on WSOP.com this summer, we also suggest you give @WSOPcom a follow on Twitter for news on the big winners and latest promotions.
WSOP on ESPN: Once again, the World Series of Poker will take the ESPN stage in primetime later this year. We already filmed the first of the 2014 WSOP season this weekend when the National Championship took place in Atlantic City. We’ll also be filming the $1 million Big One for One Drop event for broadcast, and, of course, the Main Event will comprise several weeks of coverage on this season’s schedule.
WSOP Player of the Year: Last year, it was a tight race with Daniel Negreanu taking the title in the last event of World Series of Poker Europe. Once again, the Player of the Year race will be powered by BLUFF Magazine, but this year everyone starts out the summer with an empty slate. You can follow the progress of all the players making a run at one of poker’s highest honors on WSOP.com.
This year's WSOP is upon us and it is going to be a great one. Don't miss out on the action.