The $1,675 Main Event begins today at 11 a.m. with the first of two starting flights.
Stateline Nev. (November 6, 2015) -- After a great week at Harveys Lake Tahoe it is finally time for the Main Event. Thus far the series has seen an increase in participation in nearly every single event from the year prior and that leaves high hopes for a successful Main Event. Last year the Main Event drew 380 players and was won by Jesse Wilke. Wilke earned $125,401 and his first WSOP Circuit gold ring for his first place finish. More on Wilke's victory can be found on WSOP.com.
The Main Event features two starting flights and the first one begins today at 11 a.m. The second starting flight begins tomorrow at 11 a.m. Players are allowed one re-entry in each starting flight for a total of four entries over the course of the two starting flights. Players are allowed to only bag one stack. Anyone bagging a stack in Flight A may not play in Flight B. However, players can forfeit their chip stack at the end of Flight A to participate in Flight B.
In addition to the first place prize, the winner will earn an automatic berth to the 2016 Global Casino Championship where they will compete for a $1 million minimum prizepool and WSOP gold bracelet.
Here is a closer look at the Main Event:
-Flight A begins Friday at 11 a.m., Flight B Saturday at 11 a.m.
-Player start with 20,000 chips
-Blinds begin at 25/50
-Day 1 concludes after Level 15 (~10:45 p.m.)
-There is a one hour dinner break after Level 9 (~5:30 p.m.)
-Registration remains open until the start of Level 13 (~8:45 p.m.)
-Levels 1-15 are 40 minutes long, all remaining levels are 60 minutes long
-Advancing players return for Day 2 Sunday at noon
-Players are allowed two entries per flight for a maximum of four entries
-Winner receives automatic seat in WSOP Global Casino Championship
Live updates from the Main Event will be provided right here on WSOP.com.