|2012 World Series of Poker Begins|
The 2012 World Series of Poker officially started yesterday with the $500 buy-in Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em event at the Rio Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
This year’s edition of the World Series of Poker is the 43rd time it has been held and will see 61 events held over a period of 6 weeks from Sunday 27th May until Monday 9th July including the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event.
Proceedings began yesterday when Tournament Director Jack Effel shouted the traditional phrase of “shuffle up and deal” to bring the curtain up on what is set to be another fantastic year for the poker series.
Some of the events that are catching the eye in this year’s series include the $10,000 buy-in Heads Up No Limit Hold’em on Tuesday 5th June, the $10,000 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha on Thursday 21st June and the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop No Limit Hold’em.
The industry’s biggest names are set to take part in this year’s series with Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson and Chris Moneymaker all set to make appearances in events across the six weeks.
Organisers will be hoping that this year’s tournament will be void of any controversy after last year’s series was tainted by the ongoing dispute between Phil Ivey and Full Tilt Poker that resulted in Ivey withdrawing from the 2011 WSOP before entering a legal battle with the failed online poker site.
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