The World Series of Poker
Main Event is Happening Now
By Matthew Ross
This month will see the 44th annual World Series of Poker’s Main Event champ crowned at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
While there are many poker-related events under the WSOP banner, the Main Event, AKA the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship, is the most prestigious of the poker competitions. It kicks off July 6 and runs through July 15. Though the $10k buy-in might seem a tad steep to the average person, there’s never a shortage of willing participants. As usual, each player starts with a 30,000 chip stack. By July 15, we’ll have the top nine players, also referred to as the November Nine, since the final table will be delayed and broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN2 in November. Remember when a guy named Chris Moneymaker won it a few years ago? What an awesome name. My money will be on John Dollarsforme.
Matthew Ross is a long time sports freelancer and radio host, and the founder of the recently launched sportsreported.com. Follow @tsnmatthew.