It has two starting days (Day 1A and Day 1B) and may take four playing days and five calendar days to complete, given the large number of expected participants.
In Tournament Chips, players begin with 3,000. The field will play ten levels and it will be split between Days 1A and 1B. On Day 2, the field will be combined and play will resume at 2:30 p.m. Ten levels will played again by them. Day 3 will also begin at 2:30 p.m. and they will play ten levels unless a winner is declared. Day 4, will continue until someone wins, if needed, start at 2:30 p.m. The tournament director has the option to suspend play after ten levels on Day 4 and resume the following day.
For an hour, all levels will last. After every two levels, there will be a 20 minute break. Players will have a 90 minute dinner break on the first day of play after six levels and there will be a 60 minute break after four levels on subsequent playing days.
By the end of the first day, the binds will grow until 400-800 and the blinds start out at 25-25. Starting with level 6, players will be required to ante. They will be asked to remove a certain amount of chips following levels 9, 15, 17, and 24.
Into the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament last year, there were 6,012 entrants. Internet betting star, Steve Sung, a South Korean professional poker player won it. He walked away with $771,106 and his first WSOP bracelet, which is quite impressive when compared to earnings in an online poker room.
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