WSOP Warm Up

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This year's WSOP festival starts and ends a little earlier than last year. Maybe that will ensure the baking temperatures of 115 degrees Fahrenheit in early August 2006 won't return during the climax of the Series this time around. Whatever the weather, the poker will certainly be hot.

There is so much more to the World Series of Poker than the $10,000 Main Event. For those with the time, and maybe a little spare cash from your poker accounts, here is the programme in full with starting dates. There is plenty here from which you can create an itinerary for a Vegas trip. Most tournaments are in the $1,000 - $2,500 buy-in range (£500 - £1,250; or €750 - €1,850). Apart from the Main Event, most tournaments are two and three days in length:

1st June: $5,000 World Championship Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit)

1st June: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

2nd June: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

3rd June: $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em

3rd June: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

4th June: $1,500 Limit Hold'em

4th June: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha (with Rebuys)

5th June: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em (with Rebuys)

5th June: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo

6th June: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em

6th June: $5,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud

7th June: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em – Six-handed

8th June: $5,000 World Championship Pot Limit Hold'em

8th June: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

9th June: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

9th June: $2,500 H.O.R.S.E.

10th June: $1,000 World Championship Ladies Event No-Limit Hold'em

10th June: $5,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em

11th June: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

11th June: $2,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

12th June: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

13th June: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

14th June: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha

14th June: $3,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

15th June: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em

15th June: $5,000 H.O.R.S.E.

16th June: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

17th June: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em

17th June: $1,500 Seven Card Razz

18th June: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em – Six-handed

19th June: $5,000 World Championship Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em

19th June: $2,000 Seven Card Stud

20th June: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha (with Rebuys)

20th June: $3,000 Limit Hold'em

21st June: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

21st June: $5,000 World Championship Omaha Hi-Lo

22nd June: $2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em

23rd June: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

24th June: $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E.

24th June: $1,500 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit)

25th June: $1,000 World Championship Seniors No-Limit Hold'em

25th June: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo

26th June: $2,000 Limit Hold'em

27th June: $2,000 Omaha Hi-Lo

28th June: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em – Six-handed

28th June: $1,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

29th June: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em

29th June: $1,000 2-7 Limit Triple Draw Lowball (with Rebuys)

30th June: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

1st July: $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha

1st July: $1,000 S.H.O.E.

2nd July: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em (with Rebuys)

3rd July: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout

4th July: $5,000 World Championship No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball (with Rebuys)

6th July: MAIN EVENT: $10,000 World Championship No-Limit Texas Hold'em (Runs to 17th July)

The Main Event is of course The Big One in terms of player numbers and enormous prize payouts. UK Poker News has negotiated a huge number of opportunities for our readers to get there with a FREE entry and expenses package with our partners. Please see the large blue WSOP panel on our home page for all the information you need. From there you will see that the next $12,000 WSOP Team Pokernews Freerolls are on 14th, 19th, 22nd and 28th April.

Ed note: You can win through to other WSOP events by playing at Sun Poker where a fabulous $10,000 Freeroll is reserved exclusively for new players

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