WSOP 2013 Introduces New Millionaire Maker Event

Posted By: Date: 02/18/2013 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

On Valentine’s Day, the World Series of Poker released its official schedule for the 2013 WSOP. It will include 62 events in all, including all of the usual suspects, a re-visitation to last year’s phenomenally successful One Drop event, plus the WSOP’s first ever guaranteed prize as a new high-roller tournament called the Millionaire Maker.

The Millionaire Maker is stirring up a lot of conversation around the virtual water cooler. The World Series of Poker has never committed to a guaranteed prize in the past, and isn’t exactly guaranteeing a full pool amount. However, the two-day event, beginning on June 1st, guarantees a cool million to the 1st place winner. The Millionaire Maker obliges a $1,500 buy-in and players who bust out on day-one will have the option to re-buy on day-two.

Another event in this year’s World Series that is attracting a lot of attention is the One Drop. Last year, in its very first appearance at the WSOP, The Big One for One Drop required a massive $1,000,000 buy-in just to participate. This year, it’s been split into two separate events; one for high-rollers and another for much more reasonable stakes.

The first is termed the One Drop High Rollers event, and though the original $1M buy-in has been drastically reduced to encourage increased participation, it will still cost $111,111 to register. The second, smaller event is deemed the “The Little One for One Drop”?, and will cost $1,111 to claim a seat, 

The 2013 WSOP Main Event is slated for nine days, running from June 6th through the 15th, when the final table will be determined. As always, the buy-in is $10,000 and the competition will determine the winner of the year’s most coveted World Series of Poker Championship Bracelet come November.

Every year, the World Series of Poker holds its prestigious Ladies Events, where the fem fatales of the poker world come together to battle it out for the championship of fiercest female poker player. This year, the WSOP will be allowing the guys to get in on the action too, but the gals will have a distinct advantage. Ladies can buy-in for just $1,000, whereas the men will have to drop $10,000 to grab a seat.

One final event that takes exception to the WSOPs of yesteryear is a new Open Face Chinese Poker tournament. The game has become incredibly popular over the last few years; enough to gain recognition at the 2013 WSOP side tables, but not enough to be worthy of a bracelet.

Complete 2013 WSOP Schedule of Events:

  • May 29, Event #1 – $500 Casino Employee NL Hold’em
  • May 29, Event #2 – $5,000 NL Hold’em
  • May 30, Event #3A – $1,000 NL Hold’em (3A busts offered re-buys for day 3B)
  • May 30, Event #3B – $1,000 NL Hold’em
  • May 31, Event #4 – $1,500 NL Hold’em 6-Max
  • May 31, Event #5 – $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud H/L-8B
  • June 1, Event #6A – $1,500 NL Hold’em (6A busts offered re-buys for day 6B)
  • June 1, Event #6B – $1,500 NL Hold’em
  • June 2, Event #7 – $1,000 NL Hold’em
  • June 2, Event #8 – $2,500 8-Game Mix
  • June 3, Event #9 – $3,000 NL Hold’em Shootout
  • June 3, Event #10 – $1,500 FL Hold’em
  • June 4, Event #11 – $2,500 NL Hold’em 6-Max
  • June 5 Event #12 – $1,500 PL Hold’em
  • June 5 Event #13 – $5,000 Seven Card Stud H/L
  • June 6 Event #14 – $1,500 NL Hold’em
  • June 7, Event #15 – $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
  • June 7, Event #16 – $10,000 NL Hold’em Heads-Up
  • June 8, Event #17 – $1,500 NL Hold’em
  • June 9, Event #18 – $1,000 NL Hold’em
  • June 9, Event #19 – $5,000 PL Hold’em
  • June 10, Event #20 – $1,500 Omaha H/L
  • June 11, Event #21 – $3,000 NL Hold’em 6-Max
  • June 12, Event #22 – $1,500 PL Omaha
  • June 12, Event #23 – $2,500 Seven Card Stud
  • June 13, Event #24 – $1,500 NL Hold’em
  • June 13, Event #25 – $5,000 Omaha H/L
  • June 14, Event #26 – $1,000 Seniors NL Hold’em
  • June 14, Event #27 – $3,000 Mixed Max (Day 1 9-Handed; Day 2 6-Handed; Day 3 Heads-Up)
  • June 15, Event #28 – $1,500 NL Hold’em
  • June 15, Event #29 – $5,000 H.O.R.S.E.
  • June 16, Event #30 – $1,000 NL Hold’em
  • June 17, Event #31 – $1,500 PL Omaha H/L
  • June 18, Event #32 – $5,000 NL Hold’em 6-Max
  • June 18, Event #33 – $2,500 Razz
  • June 19, Event #34 – $1,000 NL Hold’em Turbo
  • June 19, Event #35 – $3,000 PL Omaha
  • June 20, Event #36 – $1,500 NL Hold’em Shootout
  • June 20, Event #37 – $5,000 FL Hold’em
  • June 21, Event #38 – $2,500 NL Hold’em 4-Max
  • June 21, Event #39 – $1,500 Seven-Card Stud H/L
  • June 22, Event #40 – $1,500 NL Hold’em
  • June 22, Event #41 – $5,000 PL Omaha 6-Max
  • June 23, Event #42 – $1,000 NL Hold’em
  • June 23, Event #43 – $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball
  • June 24, Event #44 – $3,000 NL Hold’em
  • June 25, Event #45 – $1,500 Ante Only NL Hold’em
  • June 25, Event #46 – $3,000 PL Omaha H/L
  • June 26, Event #47 – $111,000 One Drop High Rollers NL Hold’em
  • June 26, Event #48 – $2,500 FL Hold’em 6-Max
  • June 27, Event #49 – $1,500 NL Hold’em
  • June 27, Event #50 – $2,500 10-Game Mix 6-Max
  • June 28, Event #51 – $1,000 Ladies Championship ($10k buy-in for men)
  • June 28, Event #52 – $25,000 NL Hold’em 6-Max
  • June 29, Event #53 – $1,500 NL Hold’em
  • June 30, Event #54 – $1,000 NL Hold’em
  • June 30, Event #55 – $50,000 Poker Players Championship
  • July 1, Event #56 – $2,500 NL Hold’em
  • July 2, Event #57 – $5,000 NL Hold’em
  • July 3, Event #58A – $1,111 The Little One for Big Drop NL Hold’em
  • July 3, Event #59 – $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
  • July 4, Event #58B – $1,111 The Little One for One Drop NL Hold’em
  • July 5, Event #60, – $1,500 NL Hold’em
  • July 5, Event #61, – $10,000 PL Omaha
  • July 6, Event #62 – $10,000 WSOP Main Event NL Hold’em

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