WSOP Announces $10 Million Guarantee to the Winner of 2014 Main Event

2013-WSOP-smallAimed to appeal at a wider audience, the WSOP organizers have announced for the first time a guaranteed prize to the winner of the main event. Though it would not be a record setting first prize ever awarded, that honour goes to Jamie Gold who won $12 million in 2006 where a record setting 8,773 player field was hosted, it would surely clock in at number 2 and is aimed to boost dwindling main event entries over the past few years.

There are a total of thirteen events this year with a $10,000 buy-in, up from ten last year, and these consist of :

  • 2 – 7 Triple Draw Lowball — May 29 – 31
  • Omaha Hi – Lo Split – 8 or Better — June 1 – 3
  • 2 – 7 No Limit Draw Lowball — June 3 – 5
  • Seven Card Razz — June 6 – 8
  • HORSE — June 8 – 10
  • Pot Limit Hold’em — June 12 – 14
  • No Limit Hold’em 6-Max — June 14 – 16
  • Seven Card Stud Hi – Lo Split – 8 or Better — June 17 – 19
  • No Limit Hold’em Heads Up — June 19 – 21
  • Limit Hold’em — June 26 – 28
  • Seven Card Stud — July 1 – 3
  • Pot Limit Omaha — July 3 – 5

The $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event follows immediately on July 5.

Another tournament on the agenda with a guaranteed first prize is the $1,500 Millionaire Maker which guarantees a $1 million first prize, as does the $50,000 Players Championship.

The second coming of the $1 million Big One For One Drop will also be held and like in the first event won by Antonio Esfandiari, the winner is expected to walk away with one of the highest paydays in tournament history.

Overall, a total of 65 events are on the schedule at this year’s Las Vegas WSOP festivities.

2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 to Monday, July 14, 2014
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Date Event Buyin

Tue, May 27th
12:00 PM

Event #1: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em Event
2-Day Event

 

$500

Tue, May 27th
4:00 PM

Event #2: Mixed Max No-Limit Hold’em
4-Day Event

Day 1 plays 9-handed, Day 2 plays 6-handed, Days 3 plays 4-handed, Day 4 is heads-up

$25,000

Wed, May 28th
12:00 PM

Event #3: Pot-Limit Omaha
3-Day Event

 

$1,000

Thu, May 29th
12:00 PM

Event #4: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,000

Thu, May 29th
4:00 PM

Event #5: Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
3-Day Event

 

$10,000

Fri, May 30th
12:00 PM

Event #6: No-Limit Hold’em Shootout
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Fri, May 30th
4:00 PM

Event #7: Seven Card Razz
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Sat, May 31st
11:00 AM

Event #8A: Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em – Winner to receive $1,000,000
3-Day Event

$1,000,000 Guaranteed 1st place prize. Re-entry event. Players eliminated in Flight A may enter Flight B.

$1,500

Sat, May 31st
5:00 PM

Event #8B: Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em – Winner to receive $1,000,000
3-Day Event

$1,000,000 Guaranteed 1st place prize. Re-entry event. Players eliminated in Flight A may enter Flight B.

$1,500

Sun, Jun 1st
12:00 PM

Event #9: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,000

Sun, Jun 1st
4:00 PM

Event #10: Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
3-Day Event

 

$10,000

Mon, Jun 2nd
12:00 PM

Event #11: No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Tue, Jun 3rd
12:00 PM

Event #12: Pot-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Tue, Jun 3rd
4:00 PM

Event #13: No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball
3-Day Event

 

$10,000

Wed, Jun 4th
12:00 PM

Event #14: Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Thu, Jun 5th
12:00 PM

Event #15: No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed
3-Day Event

 

$3,000

Thu, Jun 5th
4:00 PM

Event #16: Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Fri, Jun 6th
10:00 AM

Event #17: Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship
3-Day Event

Event open to players 50 years of age and older.

$1,000

Fri, Jun 6th
4:00 PM

Event #18: Seven Card Razz
3-Day Event

 

$10,000

Sat, Jun 7th
12:00 PM

Event #19: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Sat, Jun 7th
4:00 PM

Event #20: No-Limit Hold’em Shootout
3-Day Event

 

$3,000

Sun, Jun 8th
12:00 PM

Event #21: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,000

Sun, Jun 8th
4:00 PM

Event #22: H.O.R.S.E.
3-Day Event

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

Mon, Jun 9th
12:00 PM

Event #23: Turbo No-Limit Hold’em
2-Day Event

 

$1,000

Tue, Jun 10th
12:00 PM

Event #24: No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed
3-Day Event

 

$5,000

Tue, Jun 10th
4:00 PM

Event #25: Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
3-Day Event

 

$2,500

Wed, Jun 11th
12:00 PM

Event #26: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Thu, Jun 12th
12:00 PM

Event #27: H.O.R.S.E.
3-Day Event

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

$1,500

Thu, Jun 12th
4:00 PM

Event #28: Pot-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$10,000

Fri, Jun 13th
12:00 PM

Event #29: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$2,500

Fri, Jun 13th
4:00 PM

Event #30: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or Better
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Sat, Jun 14th
12:00 PM

Event #31: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Sat, Jun 14th
4:00 PM

Event #32: No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed
3-Day Event

 

$10,000

Sun, Jun 15th
12:00 PM

Event #33: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,000

Sun, Jun 15th
4:00 PM

Event #34: Seven Card Stud
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Mon, Jun 16th
12:00 PM

Event #35: No-Limit Hold’em Eight Handed
3-Day Event

 

$5,000

Mon, Jun 16th
4:00 PM

Event #36: No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Tue, Jun 17th
12:00 PM

Event #37: Pot-Limit Omaha
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Tue, Jun 17th
4:00 PM

Event #38: Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
3-Day Event

 

$10,000

Wed, Jun 18th
12:00 PM

Event #39: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$3,000

Thu, Jun 19th
12:00 PM

Event #40: Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$10,000

Thu, Jun 19th
4:00 PM

Event #41: Dealer’s Choice Six-Handed
3-Day Event

NLH, LH, Razz, Stud, Stud8, PLO, PLO8, Omaha8, 2-7 TD Lowball, A-5 Triple Draw Lowball, Badugi, Badeucy, Badacy, 2-7 NL Draw Lowball, PLH, 5-Card Draw High

$1,500

Fri, Jun 20th
12:00 PM

Event #42: Pot-Limit Omaha Six Handed
3-Day Event

 

$5,000

Fri, Jun 20th
4:00 PM

Event #43: Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Sat, Jun 21st
12:00 PM

Event #44: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Sun, Jun 22nd
12:00 PM

Event #45: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,000

Sun, Jun 22nd
4:00 PM

Event #46: The Poker Players Championship
5-Day Event

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, No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball

$50,000

Mon, Jun 23rd
12:00 PM

Event #47: Ante Only No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Tue, Jun 24th
12:00 PM

Event #48: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Wed, Jun 25th
12:00 PM

Event #49: No-Limit Hold’em
4-Day Event

 

$5,000

Wed, Jun 25th
4:00 PM

Event #50: Eight Game Mix
3-Day Event

NLH, LH, 7-Card Razz, 7-Card Stud, 7-Card Stud Hi-Low, PLO, Omaha Hi-Low, 2-7 TD Lowball

$1,500

Thu, Jun 26th
12:00 PM

Event #51: No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK (15,000 starting chips)
4-Day Event

 

$1,500

Thu, Jun 26th
4:00 PM

Event #52: Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$10,000

Fri, Jun 27th
12:00 PM

Event #53: Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship
3-Day Event

Ladies eligible for 90% discounted buy-in ($1,000)

$10,000

Fri, Jun 27th
4:00 PM

Event #54: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
3-Day Event

 

$3,000

Sat, Jun 28th
12:00 PM

Event #55: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Sun, Jun 29th
12:00 PM

Event #56: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,000

Sun, Jun 29th
1:00 PM

Event #57: The Big One for One Drop
3-Day Event

 

$1,000,000

Mon, Jun 30th
12:00 PM

Event #58: No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max
4-Day Event

Day 1 plays 9-handed, Day 2 plays 6-handed, Days 3 plays 4-handed, final four play heads-up

$1,500

Mon, Jun 30th
4:00 PM

Event #59: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
3-Day Event

 

$3,000

Tue, Jul 1st
12:00 PM

Event #60: No-Limit Hold’em
3-Day Event

 

$1,500

Tue, Jul 1st
4:00 PM

Event #61: Seven Card Stud
3-Day Event

 

$10,000

Wed, Jul 2nd
12:00 PM

Event #62A: The Little One for One Drop
4-Day Event

Unlimited re-entry first four levels

$1,111

Wed, Jul 2nd
4:00 PM

Event #63: 10-Game Mix Six Handed
3-Day Event

No-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

$1,500

Thu, Jul 3rd
12:00 PM

Event #62B: The Little One for One Drop
4-Day Event

Unlimited re-entry during the first four levels.

$1,111

Thu, Jul 3rd
4:00 PM

Event #64: Pot-Limit Omaha
3-Day Event

 

$10,000

Sat, Jul 5th
12:00 PM

Event #65A: No-Limit Hold’em Main Event – Winner to receive $10,000,000
10-Day Event

 

$10,000

Sun, Jul 6th
12:00 PM

Event #65B: No-Limit Hold’em Main Event – Winner to receive $10,000,000
9-Day Event

 

$10,000

Mon, Jul 7th
12:00 PM

Event #65C: No-Limit Hold’em Main Event – Winner to receive $10,000,000
8-Day Event

 

$10,000

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