The World Series of Poker Release a Preliminary 2014 Schedule

world-series-of-poker-release-2014-scheduleThe World Series of Poker have released a preliminary 2014 schedule for their 45th annual serving of the very best tournament action on the planet, that includes details of the BIG ONE for ONE Drop, THE LITTLE ONE for ONE DROP, The Millionaire Maker and the $10,000 WSOP Main Event.

When I was a child I used to sit at the end of my bed, press my palms together and pray to the God I knew that didn’t exist for the chance for every day to be  like Christmas Day.

Perhaps, being a non-believer was part of the problem, because my prayers were never answered. Every day is not Christmas Day. But these days I’m a different man. I do believe that the universe will provide me with whatever I want.

So let’s try this again…

I wish that every day could be…the World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Yes, it’s true, Father Christmas has been pushed aside and these days it’s the WSOP that gets the blood rushing around the vital organs in my body, and not Yuletide. I blame the year that Saint Nick got me a Commodore 16+4 instead of a Commodore 64, but I digress.

Incredibly, there is only 158 days left until the first event of the 45th Annual WSOP kicks off in the Rio – the 10th year it has done so – and it’s great to see the bods at Caesars Entertainment have released a pre-schedule nice and early.

The event will take place from May 27-July 14 with the Main Event taking place July 5 – July 14, and a full schedule with the finer details of the 60-schedule event will be released some time in January.

“In our 45th year, and 10th at the Rio, we are hard at work to make the 2014 World Series of Poker the biggest and best yet,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We will build it, we hope you will come.”

It promises to be one of the bigger series of recent years with online qualification available exclusively through in both Nevada and New Jersey, and thus far they have released details of three of their premier events.

1. The Millionaire Maker – starts Sat May 31

2. The BIG ONE for ONE DROP – starts Sun June 29

3. The LITTLE ONE for ONE DROP – starts Thu July 3rd

It’s the second consecutive year that the Millionaire Maker makes his presence felt and builds upon the wider Millionaire Maker brand that Caesars markets in a variety of games, in all of its properties. Benny Chen took down the inaugural event when he defeated 6,343 entries to win $1.2m.

The $1,111 LITTLE ONE for ONE DROP also makes a second consecutive appearance. Last year Brian Yoon defeated 4,756 entrants to earn $663,727 as the foundation earned a bucket load of cash for charity.

The main talking point will be the return of the BIG ONE for ONE DROP. The $1m buy-in that has been extended in order to create the largest prize pool in the history of the game even eclipsing the $18m that Antonio Esfandiari won when he defeated Sam Trickett just two years ago.