Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 World Series of Poker Schedule Revealed; All Is Right With The World

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I was having a pretty crappy week until late Tuesday afternoon when, during a routine view of my Twitter feed, I got a bit of news that I've been anxiously awaiting for months: the unveiling of the 2012 World Series of Poker schedule.

This day is like Christmas, Easter, Arbor Day and March Madness all wrapped into one for me, and for thousands of other poker players throughout the world. From May 27 through July 16 nearly everyone who wants to try to hit the big time in poker will be at the Rio in Las Vegas participating in this extravaganza, which once again has gotten bigger.

Some of the major upgrades:

* More tables. As many as 470 tables will be in use for tournaments, satellites and cash games.
* More events. A total of 61 tournies will award WSOP gold bracelets, three more than last year. These events range in cost to enter from $1,000 to ... one MILLION dollars. Yes, that's correct, there's a $1M tourney on July 1.

Even if you can't pony up the scratch to play in one of these (somehow I find a way), there's plenty of side events, cash games, and just the overall atmosphere of being in a building that's completely dedicated to poker for eight weeks.

Now, time for me to pore over the schedule and figure out which events to win ...

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