World Series of Poker World Championship Events

The 2008 World Series of Poker gets underway in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 30 and will run until July 15, when the unofficial World Champion of Poker for 2008 will be decided at the WSOP Main Event.

The series kicks off with Event 1: the $10 000 buy-in World Championship Pot Limit Hold’em Event, which lasts for 3 days. Allen Cunningham won this event in 2007, although it must be noted that the buy-in was $5 000.

This year, the $10 000 World Championship Mixed Event, which has opened the World Series in the past, will be the eighth tournament on the series schedule and will run for 3 days from June 4. Steve Billirakis won the event last year, in the process becoming the youngest bracelet winner of all time (although Annette Obrestad broke the record later in the year)

Chris Reslock won last year’s $10 000 World Championship Seven-Card Stud – Event 14 at this year’s World Series of Poker. The tournament will be played over 3 days, starting on June 7.

The $10 000 World Championship Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em will be played from June 13 to 15, 2008. The 25th Event at the 2008 WSOP was won by Dan Schreiber in 2007.

Last year John Guth won the World Championship Omaha Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better at the World Series of Poker. This year the tournament will be WSOP Event 37 and will be played from June 19 to 21.

Freddy Deeb won the $50 000 H.O.R.S.E. Event in 2007 and the five-day tournament will feature on the WSOP schedule for the third time this year, as the 45th Event at the series.

The last World Championship event before the $10 000 Main Event will be Event 50 – the $10 000 World Championship Pot Limit Hold’em – and the 3-day event will begin on June 29. Robert Mizrachi won the bracelet at this event in 2007.