Thousands of players want to win the WSOP Main Events 2018
Today, the biggest poker tournament in the world starts, the World Series of Poker $ 10,000 Main Event. The first starting day starts at 11:00 am local time and players from around the world gather again in the Rio Casuno to win the most coveted tournament of the year.
Over the next few days, we’ll hear how players like Hellmuth, Moneymaker, Chan, Raymer, Negreanu, Ivey and many more will do at the WSOP Main Even 2018.
Each year the WSOP comes up with a comprehensive tournament range covering all major poker variations. The tournament series takes place since 1970, making it the oldest in the world.
In 2017, 120,995 participants were able to win 74 events at the WSOP. 231 million usd in prize money has been distributed in the Series last year, and players from 111 countries have been involved in the events.
The venue may have changed and many games and tournaments have been added over the years, but the WSOP has remained true to itself. In recent years, some tournaments, which were originally played in 1970, have even returned to the game schedule, including events such as the Dealer’s Choice and a few of the mixed events. And of course the main event is as old as the WSOP itself.
When players start today in Matchday 1, they are not just trying to win a poker tournament, they are trying to become part of the story of the game. A story that goes back to the American Revolutionary War and the Civil War, back in the 19th century, when steamboats still populated the Mississippi River. Those who win the bracelet will find their name next to some of the best poker players. Thousands will try, but only one will end up holding the gold bracelet.
At 11:00 local time it starts, all players start with 50,000 chips. The blind levels are 120 minutes long, after each level players have a 20 minute break. The late registration for the WSOP Main Event 2018 is possible on Matchday 1a for three levels until approximately 19:10. If you are late, you can go to the tournament tomorrow (day 1b) and on Wednesday (day 1c). Day 1a comes to an end around 23:00.
The final table will be held on July 12th and will last for three days. First, you play from nine to six players, then six to three before finally crowning the winner on July 14th.