WSOP 2012 Schedule

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The 2012 WSOP is going to start on Sunday May 27th with the first event, the casino employee No-Limit tournament. The main event, the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit tournament, will begin on July 7th, 8th and 9th with the three day “day 1”. The main event will be played down over to the final nine and they will be know as the 2012 October Nine. The final table of the main event will be moved to October this year instead of November as it has since 2008.

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the longest-running, largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, dating back 42 years to 1970, and having paid more than $1.4 billion in total prize money to date. In 2011, the WSOP featured 58 different poker events over 50 consecutive days.
At the 42nd Annual WSOP, the event attracted 75,672 participants from 105 countries around the globe to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas – all competing for the game’s most coveted prize…a WSOP bracelet and a share of more than $192 million in total prize money.

Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest running set of tournaments. The World Series of Poker culminates with the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship, commonly referred to as the Main Event.

The winner of each event gets a World Series of Poker gold bracelet – recognized globally as the game’s highest honor – and a cash prize based on the number of entrants and the amount of the event buy-in. The prize pool for the past six years ($1.053 billion) is nearly triple the total prize pool of the first 35 years of the WSOP combined ($370 million).

Buy-ins for the different events range from $500 to $1,000,000 depending on the event and, unlike other sporting events, anyone 21 years of age or older can enter, and anyone can win. Winning a WSOP tournament is a life-changing event, making instant stars and often instant millionaires out of those with a dream and the determination to outmaneuver and outlast the competition.

Here is the 2012 WSOP Schedule:

Sun, May 27th
12:00 PM
2-Day Event
Event #1: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em
$500.00
Mon, May 28th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #2: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,500.00
Tue, May 29th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #3: Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em / Pot-Limit Omaha (512 player max)Structure Sheet $3,000.00
Tue, May 29th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #4: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better
$1,500.00
Wed, May 30th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #5: Pot-Limit Hold’em
$1,500.00
Thu, May 31st
12:00 PM
4-Day Event
Event #6: No-Limit Hold’em Mixed MaxDay 1 plays 9-handed, Day 2 plays 6-handed, Days 3-4 play Heads Up $5,000.00
Thu, May 31st
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #7: Seven Card Stud
$1,500.00
Fri, Jun 1st
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #8: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
$1,500.00
Sat, Jun 2nd
12:00 PM
5-Day Event
Event #9A: No-Limit Hold’em Re-entryRe-entry event. Players who are eliminated in 9A may re-enter in 9B. $1,500.00
Sun, Jun 3rd
12:00 PM
5-Day Event
Event #9B: No-Limit Hold’em
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$1,500.00
Sun, Jun 3rd
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #10: Seven Card Stud
$5,000.00
Mon, Jun 4th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #11: Pot-Limit Omaha
$1,500.00
Tue, Jun 5th
12:00 PM
4-Day Event
Event #12: Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em (512 player max)
$10,000.00
Tue, Jun 5th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #13: Limit Hold’em
$1,500.00
Wed, Jun 6th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #14: No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 player max)
$1,500.00
Wed, Jun 6th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #15: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
$5,000.00
Thu, Jun 7th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #16: No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed
$1,500.00
Fri, Jun 8th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #17: Pot-Limit Hold’em
$10,000.00
Fri, Jun 8th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #18: Seven Card Razz
$2,500.00
Sat, Jun 9th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #19: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,500.00
Sat, Jun 9th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #20: Limit Hold’em
$5,000.00
Sun, Jun 10th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #21: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,000.00
Sun, Jun 10th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #22: 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
$2,500.00
Mon, Jun 11th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #23: No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed
$3,000.00
Mon, Jun 11th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #24: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
$5,000.00
Tue, Jun 12th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #25: Limit Hold’em Shootout
$1,500.00
Tue, Jun 12th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #26: Pot-Limit Omaha
$3,000.00
Wed, Jun 13th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #27: H.O.R.S.E.Limit Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Razz, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better $1,500.00
Thu, Jun 14th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #28: No-Limit Hold’em / Four Handed
$2,500.00
Fri, Jun 15th
10:00 AM
3-Day Event
Event #29: Seniors No-Limit Hold’em ChampionshipMust be 50 years of age or older. $1,000.00
Fri, Jun 15th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #30: 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)
$1,500.00
Sat, Jun 16th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #31: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,500.00
Sat, Jun 16th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #32: H.O.R.S.E.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 $10,000.00
Sun, Jun 17th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #33: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,000.00
Mon, Jun 18th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #34: Pot-Limit Omaha / Six Handed
$5,000.00
Mon, Jun 18th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #35: Mixed Hold’em (Limit/No-Limit)
$2,500.00
Tue, Jun 19th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #36: No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 player max)
$3,000.00
Tue, Jun 19th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #37: Eight Game MixLimit 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, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball $2,500.00
Wed, Jun 20th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #38: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,500.00
Thu, Jun 21st
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #39: Pot-Limit Omaha
$10,000.00
Thu, Jun 21st
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #40: Limit Hold’em / Six-Handed
$2,500.00
Fri, Jun 22nd
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #41: No-Limit Hold’em
$3,000.00
Fri, Jun 22nd
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #42: Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better
$2,500.00
Sat, Jun 23rd
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #43: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,500.00
Sun, Jun 24th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #44: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,000.00
Sun, Jun 24th
5:00 PM
5-Day Event
Event #45: The Poker Players ChampionshipLimit 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, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball $50,000.00
Mon, Jun 25th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #46: No-Limit Hold’em
$2,500.00
Tue, Jun 26th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #47: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
$1,500.00
Tue, Jun 26th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #48: Limit Hold’em
$3,000.00
Wed, Jun 27th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #49: Ante Only No-Limit Hold’em
$1,500.00
Thu, Jun 28th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #50: No-Limit Hold’em
$5,000.00
Fri, Jun 29th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #51: Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship
$1,000.00
Fri, Jun 29th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #52: 10-Game Mix / Six HandedNo-Limit Hold’em, Seven Card Razz, Limit Hold’em, Badugi (Limit), Seven Card Stud, 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit), Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, Pot-Limit Omaha, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) and Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better $2,500.00
Sat, Jun 30th
10:00 AM
1-Day Event
Doubles No-Limit Hold’emNon-bracelet event $560.00
Sat, Jun 30th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #53: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,500.00
Sun, Jul 1st
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #54: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,000.00
Sun, Jul 1st
1:11:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #55: The Big One for One Drop – No-Limit Hold’em
$1,000,000.00
Mon, Jul 2nd
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #56: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,500.00
Tue, Jul 3rd
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #57: No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed
$10,000.00
Tue, Jul 3rd
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #58: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
$3,000.00
Wed, Jul 4th
12:00 PM
4-Day Event
Event #59A: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,000.00
Thu, Jul 5th
12:00 PM
4-Day Event
Event #59B: No-Limit Hold’em
$1,000.00
Thu, Jul 5th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Event #60: 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit)
$10,000.00
Fri, Jul 6th
12:00 PM
1-Day Event
Bracelet Bounty No-Limit Hold’emNon-bracelet event $560.00
Fri, Jul 6th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
WSOP National Championship
WSOP Circuit Qualifiers Pay No Entry Fee. All other qualifiers pay $10,000. Entire entry fee goes towards prize pool.
$10,000.00
Sat, Jul 7th
12:00 PM
10-Day Event
Event #61A: No-Limit Hold’em Main Event
$10,000.00
Sun, Jul 8th
12:00 PM
10-Day Event
Event #61B: No-Limit Hold’em Main Event $10,000.00
Mon, Jul 9th
12:00 PM
10-Day Event
Event #61C: No-Limit Hold’em Main Event $10,000.00

FACT SHEET – 2012 WORLD SERIES OF POKER
WHEN: May 27 – July 16, 2012
WHERE: Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
NUMBER OF EVENTS: 61 bracelet events
BUY IN AMOUNTS: Minimum buy-in: $500
Maximum buy-in: $1,000,000
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY
AWARDED IN 2011: $192,008,868
NUMBER OF NATIONS
REPRESENTED IN 2011: 105
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Jack Effel
U.S. TELECAST PARTNER: ESPN
WSOP FIRST YEAR: 1970
OWNERSHIP: Caesars Entertainment (since 2004)
NUMBER OF PLAYER
ENTRANTS IN 2011: 75,672 (Total) 6,865 (Main Event)
DEFENDING MAIN EVENT
CHAMPION: Pius Heinz, Cologne, Germany ($8,715,638)
DEFENDING $50,000
CHAMPION: Brian Rast, Las Vegas, NV., USA ($1,720,328)
PRESENTING SPONSOR: Jack Link’s Beef Jerky
OFFICIAL CHARITY: One Drop www.onedrop.org
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.WSOP.com

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