With five weeks of play already wrapped up the 2015 World Series of Poker has hit the final stretch. Just few more bracelets are on the line this week before the 2015 WSOP Main Event gets underway on Saturday afternoon. Don’t think that everything that happens before that is an afterthought though, there’s still some great poker action in the next seven days.
One Drop High Roller Final Table
It’s not a $1,000,000 buy-in event, but that certainly doesn’t diminish the prestige or charitable aspects of the One Drop High Roller. On Monday afternoon Daniel Colman will go for an unprecedented double victory. Colman, who won the Big One for One Drop in 2014, leads the final 46 players of the $111,111 buy-in event with the final table set for late Monday night. Other big names still in contention include Sorel Mizzi, Phil Hellmuth, Andrew Lichtenberger and Jonathan Duhamel.
$25.000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller
The $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha championship is over but that doesn’t mean the PLO action has to stop. The biggest buy-in PLO event in history starts Monday with the best PLO players in the world putting up $25,000 for a shot at a bracelet. Scheduled to be a four-day event, the final table will be Thursday and will be part of the WSOP.com livestream.
$10,000 HORSE Championship
Last year BLUFF columnist Chris Wallace won his first bracelet in this event and to mark the occasion sent a small piece of the bracelet to anybody who bought a piece of his action in the tournament. The best mixed game players in the world will all be in this one. The event drew 200 players last year but the Championship events this year have almost all seen lower turnouts – could HORSE be the next victim to this trend?
$10,000 Dealers Choice
The Dealers Choice event made its first appearance on the WSOP schedule last year and with the success of it the WSOP added a $10,000 Championship event for 2015. If you’re looking for an odds-on favorite, look no further than Robert Mizrachi. He won the $1,500 buy-in event in 2014 and finished third this year. He’s already won a bracelet this summer and has four other cashes. The event starts Friday and runs through Sunday.
The $777 buy-in Lucky Sevens
The last gimmick event on the 2015 WSOP schedule, the Lucky Sevens event has a buy-in of $777 and players can re-enter one time. The part of that which will confuse a lot of players is how the re-entry works. Players can play Day 1A an re-enter on Day 1A or they can wait until Day 1B. If they choose to skip Day 1A altogether, they can play Day 1B and re-enter that day should they bust. Players can not re-enter on both Day 1A and 1B. If you’re confused you can always ask @Kevmath.
The First Online Poker Bracelet Event
Last year Andrew Feldman wrote for BLUFF that he felt the time was right for the World Series of Poker to add an online bracelet event to the schedule. Later this week that is exactly what the poker world gets as WSOP.com runs a $1,000 buy-in event with a WSOP bracelet on the line. The only hiccups that could make life difficult for WSOP.com management is the one-entry-per-IP rule and the stability of the Rio Wi-Fi – which has been whitelisted by Nevada Gaming to allow multiple players to play the event (actually any Caesars property). Should that crash during the event, look for a firestorm on Twitter.
The Main Event
Look, the first 67 events were great and all but the biggest event on the calendar every year is undoubtedly the Main Event. It always has been and it most likely always will be. This year is no exception. Last year the event paid out a guaranteed $10,000,000 to the eventual champ, Martin Jacobson. This year the guarantee works a little bit differently. As long as the 2015 field is as big as the 2014, every player at the final table is walking away with at least $1 million and provided the field is 5,000 players (last year was 6,683) the top 1,000 finishers will get paid.
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