2010 World Series of Poker

The 41st World Series of Poker was held until 17 July 2010 at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 27. The final table (English Final Table ) of the main tournament (English Main Event ) has been played in November 2010. In addition to a total of 57 tournaments in a variety of variants and limit organized by Annie Duke and Don Cheadle Charity Tournament Ante Up for Africa after 4 - year break, the Tournament of Champions, as well as for the 4th time organized.

Was hosted by the World Series of Poker 2010 by Harrah 's Entertainment under the direction of Jack Effel as tournament director. For the processing for television the television station ESPN was responsible.

Changes to previous years

The tournaments found alongside the Amazoon Room (approx. 11,500 m² ) in the Pavilion Ballroom (approx. 17,000 m²) instead. Due to the larger play area were about 20 percent more than in the previous tables are available. Following the resignation of Jeffrey Pollack in November 2009, there were no 2010 WSOP Commissioner.


Besides minor changes to the rules of the World Series of Poker has been largely taken over in 2009. Extended the rule 55 on the use of mobile phones: During a tournament, the mobile phone must be turned off. Players who are not in a hand ( cards in muck ) shall texts ( SMS, email, Twitter, etc. ) will ship as long as the recipient is not a player on the same table. For phone calls, a minimum distance of a table length from own table must be maintained. Violations of this rule may be punished with disqualification from the tournament.

Tournament schedule

In mid-November 2009, a tournament schedule is published on the WSOP website briefly, which was removed after a short time. From Harrah's Entertainment was provided to a public opinion. The official tournament schedule was announced on 23 December 2009, which coincided almost identical to that previously published. Like last year, there was to win 57 bracelets, including 12 championship events (including 10 open ). But there was another event with addons, a rebuy tournament did not take place as in the previous year.

The first major change was that there will be no $ 50,000 HORSE event more. Instead, it has offered the so-called The Poker Player's Championship with a buy-in of $ 50,000. It was an eight -game tournament, with the addition HORSE nor the variants No-Limit Hold'em, Pot-Limit Omaha and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball were included in the rotation. The final table No-Limit Hold'em was exclusively played and there was for the first place winners in addition to the bracelet and the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy win. The most expensive buy-in for a HORSE tournament was the new $ 10,000 HORSE Championship event.

Were deleted, the Stud High, Stud Hi- Low Split -8 or Better and Omaha Hi -low Split -8 or Better tournaments with an average buy-in, so that for these tournaments only versions with $ 1,500 and $ 10,000 remained. This decision was negatively received by many players because this is the characteristic variety at the World Series of Poker in favor of no-limit hold'em is abandoned. Also, the championship event in the discipline Mixed Hold'em ( No-Limit/Fixed-Limit ) has been deleted. It also eliminates the offered in celebration of the 40th World Series of Poker $ 40,000 40th Annual No-Limit Hold 'em tournament. To compensate for No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed tournament was a $ 25,000 performed.

The deletion of the less popular tournaments are open 5 more $ 1,000 No-Limit Hold'em added to the tournament schedule, which, took place at the successive weekends during the World Series, and one on July 1. They tried so to connect to the success of last year, held $ 1,000 Stimulus Special, in which 6102 players lined up the record for the largest field for a non -Main Event tournament. Especially for professional poker players these low-limit tournaments ( $ 1,000 and $ 1,500 ) less profitable, since a larger starting field, the lower number of big blinds, and in this year of 9 increased to 10 percent Entry Fee ( Eintrtittsgeld ) these strengths can play less.

After the year before the starting day 1D of the Main Event was sold out and had to be turned around 500 players, July 4 (Independence Day in the United States) has been declared as the only day for the rest day. Thus, the starting days 1A to 1D fell on July 5 to 8.

Tournament schedule

The tournaments were designed for each 3 game days. Exceptions to this were the events 3, 13, 24, 36, 47 and 54, each with two first match days and a duration of 5 days ( 4 game days), Event 57 ( Main Event ) with 4 first and 2 second match days and a duration of 14 days ( 10 days game ), event 1 with 2 match days, event 52 with 4 game days and event 2 with 5 game days. For events 1, 22 and 34 were considered separate terms and conditions.

World Series of Poker Europe

In September 2010, the World Series of Poker Europe was held at the Empire Casino in Leicester Square in London, where there was to win five regular bracelets for the 4th time.