The 2013 World Series of Poker schedule was unveiled earlier today, and it includes a nice mix among the seven events. For starters, a €25,600 buy-in High Roller No-Limit Hold’em bracelet event was added to the schedule. The fact that a gold bracelet will be given away in this tournament is interesting because last year’s €50,000 High Roller was a non-bracelet tourney.
Besides the €25.6k High Roller, another aspect that really sticks out about the schedule is the sheer variety of events. No-Limit Hold’em, Mixed-Max NL Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha and Mixed-Max PL Omaha are all on the 2013 WSOPE schedule. This should definitely appeal to those wanting to get away from playing strictly NL Hold’em tourneys.
The 2013 WSOPE Main Event will of course be a huge draw again this year. Many players will be hoping to knock off defending champion Phil Hellmuth, who earned his 13th gold bracelet and €1,022,376 in the 2012 WSOPE ME.
Moving beyond the schedule, another thing worth mentioning about the 2013 WSOPE is how it’ll be held at Casino Barrière Enghien-les-Bains for the first time. Casino Barrière Enghien-les-Bains is located on lakefront property in suburban Paris and has been newly renovated.
For the past two years, the WSOPE has been held in Cannes, but officials feel that there’s more opportunity in Paris. “New tournament dates and 12 million Parisians have us aiming for the largest Main Event in Europe,” said WSOP Director Ty Stewart. “Baguettes and Bracelets; Champagne and Cash; we think is a winning recipe for the 2013 WSOP Europe.”
With many of poker’s biggest stars ascending on Paris for the 2013 WSOPE, this will no doubt be another exciting chapter in the event’s seven-year history. Now here’s a look at the full schedule:
10/12/2013 – Event #1: €1,000 + €100 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (runs 4 days)
10/14/2013 – Event #2: €5,000 + €300 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em (runs 4 days)
10/15/2013 – Event #3 €1,500 + €150 Pot Limit Omaha (runs 3 days)
10/16/2013 – Event #4: €2,000 + €200 No Limit Hold’em (runs 3 days)
10/17/2013 – Event #5: €3,000 + €250 Mixed-Max Pot-Limit Omaha (runs 3 days)
10/19/2013 – Event #6: €10,000 + €450 Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (runs 7 days)
10/22/2013 – Event #7: €25,000 + €600 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (runs 3 days)